Tom Cheek finally gets Hall of Fame nod, late Blue Jays broadcaster told Joe Carter to ‘touch ‘em all!’
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 5, 2012
"Touch `em all, Joe!" Cheek said into the microphone. Former Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek has won the Ford C. Cheek was the man on the radio mike for the franchise's first game in 1977 and would go on to broadcast 4,306 straight Blue Jays games before taking off two games in 2004 after the death of his father. A big campaign led by a Toronto radio personality led to Cheek winning the award's online ballot for the fans earlier this year. It is a tremendous recognition for Tom and his family." He then authored the vocal narrative of a team that evolved into one of the most consistent clubs of the 1980s and 1990s.