Archive for Saturday, July 24, 2004

Voice of Blue Jays returns to booth

July 24, 2004


— Blue Jays radio announcer Tom Cheek was back in the broadcast booth Friday night for Toronto's game against Tampa Bay -- calling his first game since undergoing surgery last month to remove a brain tumor.

Cheek announced the fifth and sixth innings of the game.

"The rookie is back on the job, and it's nice to talk to you all out there," Cheek said.

Cheek, 65, called every game in franchise history before missing one in early June because of his father's death -- ending his streak at 271/2 seasons.

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