Tag: Toronto Blue Jays

 Red Sox  raise their World Series banner

After starting the season with 11 consecutive road games – and losing 8 of them – the Red Sox finally hold their home opener. The raise their World Series banner and their players receive their rings, but they lose again, 7 – 5 to the Blue Jays. On the positive side, Dustin Pedroia starts at second base in his first game since last May, and it is the first time ever that both managers hail from Puerto Rico: Alex Cora for Boston and Charlie Montoyo for Toronto.

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Trevor Bauer pulled with no no after 7

2019 – Trevor Bauer of the Indians pitches 7 no-hit innings before being removed from a start against the Blue Jays, having thrown 117 pitches. Jon Edwards and Brad Hand succeed him and keep the no-no going until the 9th, when Freddy Galvis singles to lead off the inning. Cleveland wins 4 – 1. It is already the third time this season that the Blue Jays have gone hitless into the 7th inning of a game.

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Major League Season Recap 1992

Major League Season Recap 1992 World Series – Toronto Blue Jays AL over Atlanta Braves NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Pat Borders Babe Ruth Award – Dave Winfield ALCS Toronto Blue Jays over Oakland...

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The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees –  Roy Halladay and OF Vladimir Guerrero

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees. Leading the way are P Roy Halladay and OF Vladimir Guerrero, who erspectively starred for the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos, as well as former Baseball Canada President Ray Carter, amateur umpire Doug Hudlin, and the edition of Team Canada which won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games.

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The Yankees lose a big piece of their projected line-up when LF Curtis Granderson suffers a broken forearm

2013 – The Yankees lose a big piece of their projected line-up when LF Curtis Granderson suffers a broken forearm after being struck by a pitch by Toronto’s J.A. Happ in the 1st inning of a Grapefruit League game in Tampa, FL. The Yanks’ most prolific home run hitter over the past two seasons is expected to be out for 10 weeks.

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An unofficial rain delay occurs in Toronto when the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre closes so slowly that the fans have to run for cover as the stands and field get soaked with rain that begins to fall during the middle of the sixth inning. Surprisingly, there have been six official rain delays in the Rogers Centre, formerly known as the Skydome.

An unofficial rain delay occurs in Toronto when the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre closes so slowly that the fans have to run for cover as the stands and field get soaked with rain that begins to fall during the middle of the sixth inning. Surprisingly, there have been six official rain delays in the Rogers Centre, formerly known as the Skydome.

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The Blue Jays release former superstar Frank Thomas

2008 – The Blue Jays release former superstar Frank Thomas, who has 516 major league home runs and a 979 career OPS to his name. A five-time All-Star and two-time MVP, Thomas has gotten into conflict with manager John Gibbons, who benched him. After a clubhouse meeting, Toronto G.M. J.P. Ricciardi and the designated hitter reach a “mutual agreement,” that gives the disgruntled player an opportunity to continue to be a full-time player on another team. Thomas is 12th all-time in major league history in OPS, 9th in walks and 18th in home runs. It is the third major player-manager conflict for Gibbons in his time with Toronto; he will be fired and replaced by Cito Gaston in a few weeks.

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Carlos Delgado of the Toronto Blue Jays hits three home runs for the second time this season

Carlos Delgado of the Toronto Blue Jays hits three home runs for the second time this season, as Toronto beats the Kansas City Royals, 12 – 4. On two of the homers, Delgado combines with Raúl Mondesi to go back-to-back, the first time that teammates have twice gone back-to-back in the same game. Delgado hit 3 homeruns vs Tampa Bay during the 3rd game of this young season.

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1993 – Devon White’s two-run triple caps a six-run 8th inning as Toronto rallies for a 15 – 14 victory over the Phillies and a 3-1 World Series lead. The 29 runs shatter the Series record of 22 set in Game 2 of the 1936 Series, when the Yankees beat the 1936 Giants, 18 – 4. It is also the longest nine-inning game in series history at 4 hours, 14 minutes.

1993 – Devon White’s two-run triple caps a six-run 8th inning as Toronto rallies for a 15 – 14 victory over the Phillies and a 3-1 World Series lead. The 29 runs shatter the Series record of 22 set in Game 2 of the 1936 Series, when the Yankees beat the 1936 Giants, 18 – 4. It is also the longest nine-inning game in series history at 4 hours, 14 minutes.

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The Toronto Blue Jays acquire minor league first baseman Cecil Fielder from the Kansas City Royals 

1983 – The Toronto Blue Jays acquire minor league first baseman Cecil Fielder from the Kansas City Royals for journeyman outfielder Leon Roberts. Although the Blue Jays won’t see the benefits, Fielder will become one of the American League’s top power hitters after a stint in the Japanese Central League, leading the AL in home runs in 1990 and 1991 with the Detroit Tigers.

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Dave Stieb retires the first 26 batters he faces before giving up two hits in a 2 – 1 win over the Yankees. The previous September, the Toronto Blue Jays’ hard luck hurler lost back-to-back no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning.

Dave Stieb retires the first 26 batters he faces before giving up two hits in a 2 – 1 win over the Yankees. The previous September, the Toronto Blue Jays’ hard luck hurler lost back-to-back no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning.

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In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, driving in three runs, and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on-base percentage during the seven-game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, driving in three runs, and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on-base percentage during the seven-game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

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In the bottom of the 3rd inning of a game between the Blue Jays and the Mariners, Phil Bradley is on second base with one out when Gorman Thomas singles to right. Jesse Barfield’s throw to Buck Martinez nails Bradley, though Martinez breaks his ankle in the collision. When Thomas tries to take third base on the play, Martinez’ throw sails into LF. Thomas tries to score but George Bell’s throw to Martinez beats him. Buck makes the catch and tag while sitting on the ground. Ernie Whitt takes over catching and the Jays win in 13 innings, 9 – 4. The big blow is a grand slam homer by Bell in the 13th – the first extra-inning slam in club history – to break a 4 – 4 tie.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning of a game between the Blue Jays and the Mariners, Phil Bradley is on second base with one out when Gorman Thomas singles to right. Jesse Barfield’s throw to Buck Martinez nails Bradley, though Martinez breaks his ankle in the collision. When Thomas tries to take third base on the play, Martinez’ throw sails into LF. Thomas tries to score but George Bell’s throw to Martinez beats him. Buck makes the catch and tag while sitting on the ground. Ernie Whitt takes over catching and the Jays win in 13 innings, 9 – 4. The big blow is a grand slam homer by Bell in the 13th – the first extra-inning slam in club history – to break a 4 – 4 tie.

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Orioles southpaw Tippy Martinez picks off three runners in the 10th inning vs the Blue Jays 

Orioles southpaw Tippy Martinez picks off three runners in the 10th inning as the Blue Jays take long leads trying to take advantage of his new battery mate, Lenn Sakata, an infielder with no professional catching experience pressed into service behind the plate. The converted catcher gets revenge as his three-run homer in the bottom of the frame wins the game, 7 – 4.

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