Warren Sawkiw

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Warren Sawkiw (born January 19, 1968) is a Canadian former professional baseball player and broadcaster.[1] Born in Toronto, Ontario, Sawkiw played minor league baseball from 1990 to 1997. He started his career with class A Niagara Falls Rapids. He advanced as far as Triple A Syracuse Chiefs in 1995 before finishing his career in baseball with the Double A Birmingham Barons in 1997.

After his retirement from baseball as a player, Sawkiw joined TSN as a colour commentator on Montreal Expos games in 2001 and then Rogers Sportsnet as a studio analyst for the network's baseball coverage in 2003. After long-time Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek was unable to serve as the team's lead radio play-by-play announcer in 2005 due to health issues, Sawkiw joined Jerry Howarth as an analyst on Blue Jays radio broadcasts.[2] Sawkiw continued working in this capacity through the 2006 season, with former Blue Jays catcher and Houston Astros broadcaster Alan Ashby replacing Sawkiw in the broadcast booth in 2007.[3] Sawkiw did Color Commentary for CBC Sports' coverage of Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] Sawkiw also served as the announcer for CBC Sports' coverage of baseball at the 2015 Pan American Games.


  1. ^ "Warren Sawkiw". Baseball Reference. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Ulmer, Mike (17 April 2005). "Sawkiw finds his calling". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ Longley, Rob (25 January 2007). "Sawkiw strikes out". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ http://www.toronto2015.org/lang/en/about-the-games/athlete-advisory-council/warren-sawkiw.html

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