Don Chevrier, Rest in Peace

In MemoriumDon Chevrier was 69. He was a popular sports announcer best known as the original television voice of the Toronto Blue Jays.

I haven't thought about Don Chevrier in a while but hearing this news makes me very sad. He was a fixture on Blue Jays telecasts from 1977 to 1997 and that means I spent many an afternoon and night listening to the man's voice while I watched the birds of summer.


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Megan

Awe, that's so sad!! Not Chev! It took along time to get used to not hearing him and Ferg on the telecasts.

December 18, 2007 @ 2:38 PM

Toronto Mike

I agree. Those early days included a lot of Chevy and Fergie.

December 18, 2007 @ 2:39 PM

Toronto Mike

And, of course, Tony Kubek.

December 18, 2007 @ 7:16 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

You know those are the guys I remember seeing and hearing first when I first remember falling in love with the Jays. Late 80's early 90's Chevy and Tony Kubek and Fergie those guys were a great broadcast team on CTV and CBC....Very underrated and to me made watching the game exciting. Tony Kubek was a great color man.

December 18, 2007 @ 8:20 PM

Toronto Mike

I have great memories of Kubek - I always thought he was great. I understand he retired suddenly during the labour strife of '94.

Chevy called a great game, too. In fact Chevy and Kubek were a fantastic duo. Next to Tom and Jerry and alongside Dan and Buck.

We were blessed here in Toronto with some fantastic on-air crews.

December 18, 2007 @ 8:24 PM

felix

Yeah, back in the days before 150+ of the 162 were on TV, I longed for the CTV games with Chevy & Kubek. Definitely one of the definitive voices of the Blue Jays.

December 20, 2007 @ 6:38 PM

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