Toronto, August 15, 2007 - "On behalf of the organization I would like to extend our sympathies to the Pollock family. His contributions to the Toronto Blue Jays were many. He served a member of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Blue Jays in the nineties before serving as the Chairman and CEO for the ball club from 1995 to 2000. Sam was a current and active member of the Board of Directors for the Jays Care Foundation, serving as the Vice-Chairman. The Blue Jays organization has benefited greatly from his leadership and vision. I was honoured to have worked alongside him. Sam brought the same fierce competitiveness and intelligence to baseball that made him a legend in hockey." -- Paul Godfrey, President & CEO, Toronto Blue Jays