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Fenway
10-11-2005, 11:03 AM
Voice of the Jays stilled
Cancer claims Tom Cheek at 66
`More than just a broadcaster'

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Although terribly ill with cancer, Tom Cheek enjoyed visiting the Jays during spring training at Dunedin, Fla. Cheek called play-by-play for 4,306 consecutive regular-season games.
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tlebar318
10-11-2005, 11:15 AM
Buck Martinez was talking about him on the Baseball Show on XM this morning and he was choking up talking about the guy...sounded like he was a great guy and there is something to be said for the fact that he was working there with the Jays since 1977. R.I.P. Tom....

Fenway
10-11-2005, 11:28 AM
Buck Martinez was talking about him on the Baseball Show on XM this morning and he was choking up talking about the guy...sounded like he was a great guy and there is something to be said for the fact that he was working there with the Jays since 1977. R.I.P. Tom....

Perhaps Cheek's most famous call -- the one he's most remembered for -- was his reaction to Joe Carter's World Series-winning home run in 1993. The broadcaster watched Carter rounding the bases and said, "Touch 'em all, Joe. You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life." :smile:

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