Today in Toronto Blue Jays History

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1948-05-30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 1977-04-21 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
  • 1977-09-10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 1977-09-15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
  • 1979-08-25 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
  • 1983-05-22 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
  • 1983-05-25 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
  • 1984-04-30 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
  • 1985-10-16 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • 1987-09-14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
  • 1987-11-17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
  • 1989-05-15 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • 1989-06-04 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • 1989-06-05 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • 1989-06-07 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • 1989-07-05 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • 1989-08-04 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly
  • 1989-09-23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • 1989-09-30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • 1989-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1990-01-15 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
  • 1990-06-22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • 1990-06-29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
  • 1990-08-27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • 1990-09-03 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0
  • 1990-12-05 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • 1991-06-18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays

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1991-09-13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1991-10-02 Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
  • 1991-10-13 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • 1991-10-13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1992-04-13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • 1992-04-27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • 1992-04-28 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
  • 1992-10-03 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
  • 1992-10-14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • 1992-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • 1992-10-24 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
  • 1992-11-17 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
  • 1993-07-23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st

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1993-07-31 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1993-08-13 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
  • 1993-10-12 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • 1993-10-20 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 1993-10-23 Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series
  • 1993-10-23 Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

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1996-12-13 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1944-03-17 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1951-10-03 Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)
  • 1957-07-22 Dave Steib, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1959-10-21 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • 1959-10-29 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

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1960-03-07 Joe Carter, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1960-12-09 Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)
  • 1961-04-22 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1961-05-01 Charlie O'Brien, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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1962-08-04 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1963-01-02 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963-03-01 Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1963-08-11 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965-05-18 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • 1965-05-20 Todd Stottlemyre, Yakima WA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays)
  • 1965-05-27 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1966-03-10 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1966-10-28 Juan Guzman, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1967-05-29 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-07-25 Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1968-08-05 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-11-04 Domingo Cedeno, La Ramona Dom Rep, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1968-11-13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-02-04 Brad Cornett, US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969-06-04 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969-10-13 Tim Crabtree, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1970-09-24 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1970-11-11 Jeff Ware, Norfolk VA, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1972-06-25 Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1972-10-03 Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1972-11-10 Shawn Green, Des Plaines IL, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1973-04-08 Alex Gonzalez, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1973-05-31 Marty Janzen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1973-12-29 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)