DSC_1198On Sunday, August 11th prior to the Oakland vs Toronto game at the Rogers Centre the Hall of Fame presented Jerry Howarth with the 2012 Jack Graney award for his lifetime of work with the Blue Jays.

The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to baseball in Canada through their life’s work.

“I am very honoured to be named the Jack Graney Award winner for 2012 joining a long list of notables including the gentleman who brought me to Toronto, Len Bramson, and the other gentleman I worked with in the radio booth for years in Tom Cheek. That makes this award particularly special for me.”

“Jerry Howarth is the voice of summer for thousands of Canadians,” said Scott Crawford, the Hall’s Director of Operations. “In his 33 seasons and over 5000 games on Blue Jays’ airwaves, he has set the standard for play-by-play commentators in our country. Not only is Jerry Howarth a great broadcaster, he’s an outstanding citizen who does a lot for his community. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honour.”