John Cerutti, 1960-2004

I was shocked and saddened to learn that former Blue Jay and Tiger John Cerutti has passed away. He had been a color commentator on Blue Jays televison broadcasts for the past 8 seasons. He was 44 years old, and is survived by his wife and 3 children.

Cerutti did not have a long career in the major leagues, but he played a key role on playoff contenders. Cerutti pitched over 200 innings in 1989 and his ERA of 3.07 ranked 9th in the American League, helping Toronto to the American League East pennant. The out-pouring of emotion on Batter’s Box is an indication of how highly regarded John was as a player and broadcaster.

He will be greatly missed.

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