Fergie Olver

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Fergie Olver
Born Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Occupation Game show host, sportscaster
Years active 1969–1996
Spouse(s) Catherine Swing

Fergie Olver (born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian former game show host and sportscaster. He is best known for co-hosting the 1980s children's game show Just Like Mom, and his work as a broadcaster and dugout reporter for the Toronto Blue Jays. Olver's daughter, Carrie Olver, is known for her work on shopping channels and The Weather Network.

Career

Olver began his sports career as an outfielder in the minor leagues, then with Saskatoon/Medicine Hat in the semi-pro Western Baseball League. He began his broadcasting career in the Moose Jaw/Regina area. In 1969, he moved to CFCF-TV in Montreal and then to CFTO-TV in Toronto. He spent the remainder of his broadcasting career with the Blue Jays (1981–1996), covering games on CTV, TSN, and BBS. In 2004, he was nominated for the Ford C. Frick Award.[1]

He appeared in the 1971 film Face-Off as a member of the press.

References

  1. ^ "2004 Ford Frick Award nominees". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 

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