Pat Tabler leaving Blue Jays broadcast team after 30 years in the booth

Pat Tabler is leaving the broadcast team of the Toronto Blue Jays. Sportsnet announced his departure in a statement on Friday afternoon.

64-year-old retired from playing career after helping Toronto win 1992 World Series

Pat Tabler and Sportsnet announced they were parting ways on Friday, ending his run of 17 years in the booth for Toronto Blue Jays games. (@ToddStottlemyre/Twitter)

Pat Tabler's career as a key member of the Toronto Blue Jays' broadcast team is coming to an end after 30 years.

Sportsnet announced his departure in a statement on Friday afternoon. Tabler spent 17 seasons as part of the network's Blue Jays broadcasts after playing for the team for parts of three seasons.

Tabler joined TSN as studio analyst in 1993 after retiring as a player. He joined TSN's broadcast booth in 2001 before moving to Sportsnet in 2005.

"For the last 32 years, first as a player for the Blue Jays and then as a broadcaster, it has been my honour to serve you," said Tabler in a statement issued through Sportsnet. "I hope that I represented you with the class and dignity that you deserve.

"It was a great run, but all good things have to come to an end."

The 64-year-old played parts of three seasons for Toronto and retired from playing after helping the Blue Jays win the 1992 World Series, the first championship in franchise history.

He was a career .282 hitter over 12 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Kansas City, New York Mets, and Toronto.

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Account Holder

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?