Toronto Blue Jays

    

  • Rogers Centre (since 1989, formerly SkyDome )
  • Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989)
  • World Series (2): 1992, 1993
  • American League title (2): 1992, 1993
  • Division titles (5): 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian major-league baseball team. They play in the Eastern Division of the American League. Their home games they wear at the Rogers Centre ( SkyDome called until 2005 ) in Toronto, Ontario from. Since the relocation of the Expos de Montréal to Washington, DC in 2005 they are the only remaining non -US team in the Major Leagues. The players wear a stylized Blue Jays (blue jay ) on their jerseys and caps. In a broader sense, the Blue Jays also use the red maple leaf as a symbol.

History

Founding to 1993

With its foundation in 1977, the Blue Jays were the second non-US team ( in addition to the Montreal Expos ) in the MLB. The first year, the team placed only on the last division courses (then divided into two parts, East and West), until 1983, the first season with a positive result (more wins than losses) has been reached. After a second place in 1984, the first highlight of 1985 was set with a division title, but the finale was about the victory in the American League with 3:4 lost to the later World Series winner Kansas City Royals. Over the next three years only notable successes, but no post-season - sites were reached. As General Manager ( similar to a club president ) served from 1978 to 1994 Pat Gillick.

In 1989 it was again so far that once again the East Division was won; the team wore in June 1989, their games at the newly built SkyDome (now the Rogers Centre). Against the Oakland Athletics but went again the AL Championship Series lost ( 1:4 ). Placed second in 1990, the most successful period of the Blue Jays followed in the next three years at all. In 1991, the third division title was achieved with a record of 91 wins and 71 defeats, but again lost the AL- final with 1:4 ( against the successful also in the World Series Minnesota Twins.

Among other things, by the enticement of the pitcher Jack Morris of the Twins, the Blue Jays in 1992 strengthened further so that it was not enough only for second division win in a row, but also to the first AL and even World Series titles. Against the Oakland Athletics the ALCS was won with 4:2. In the World Series In 1992 the team against the Atlanta Braves 4-2 retained the upper hand. The decision was made in a hard-fought sixth game in Atlanta, which is still able to offset the Braves 2-2 in the ninth ( last regular ) inning, but then lost in the second extra round with 3:4.

In the World Series in 1993, this title could be defended, making the Blue Jays in the American League 's most successful since the 1970s, the newly added teams ( expansion franchises ). New joined the team this season as a designated hitter Paul Molitor as well as during the current season, Rickey Henderson, both future Hall of Fame members. After a victory in the ALCS over the Chicago White Sox (4-2 ) and the second World Series title was won with the same result against the Philadelphia Phillies. Particularly memorable was the fourth game of the World Series, which the Blue Jays were able to decide for itself 15-14. The victory in the sixth game should the date last postseason game the Blue Jays ever be.

1994 to today

In the broken off in 1994 by a player strike season, the Blue Jays fell despite great expectations to a third place in the now reduced to five teams of seven East Division back ( with 60 defeats and 55 wins ). The obligation of the star pitcher Roger Clemens in 1997, the consecutively won the Triple Crown two years, could prevent the mediocre to poor record in the years 1995 to 1998. Behind the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, the Blue Jays also ran henceforth afterwards.

The last moderate success was achieved in 2006 with a second place in the East Division, but this was not enough to win the Wild Card. Even in the years after the post-season could not be reached. 2010 also ended the second term of Cito Gaston as manager of the Blue Jays, who determined the fate of the team from 1989-1997 and 2008-2010. As his successor, the Blue Jays designated 25 October 2010 John Farrell, the former pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox.

The colored cells describe their own performance in the AL East, the numbers in parentheses are the distances ( games behind) to the other teams at the end of the season.

Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Roberto Alomar Pat Gillick

Rickey Henderson Paul Molitor

Phil Niekro Dave Winfield

No longer assigned numbers

  • 42 Jackie Robinson (every Major League team )
  • 12 Roberto " Robby " Alomar

Player of the Blue Jays

Pitcher

Starting rotation

  • 56 Mark Buehrle
  • 43 R. A. Dickey
  • 36 Drew Hutchison
  • 29 Dustin McGowan
  • 23 Brandon Morrow

Bullpen

  • 27 Brett Cecil
  • 50 Steve Delabar
  • 33 Jeremy Jeffress
  • 62 Aaron Loup
  • 58 Todd Redmond
  • 32 ESMIL Rogers

Closer

  • 21 Sergio Santos

Catcher

  • 31 Erik Kratz
  • Dioner Navarro 30
  • 22 Josh Thole

Infielder

  • 1 Jonathan Diaz
  • 10 Edwin Encarnacion
  • 17 Ryan Goins
  • 3 Maicer Izturis
  • 13 Brett Lawrie
  • 26 Adam Lind

Outfielder

Pitcher

  • Kyle Drabek 4
  • 48 JA Happ
  • 34 Liam Hendriks
  • 44 Casey Janssen
  • 64 Chad Jenkins
  • 68 Deck McGuire
  • 35 Sean Nolin
  • 59 Rob Rasmussen
  • 37 Mickey Storey
  • 45 Neil Wagner

Catcher

  • 6 A. J. Jiménez

Infielder

  • 7 Jose Reyes

Outfielder

  • 8 Anthony Gose
  • 11 Kevin Pillar
  • 71 Kenny Wilson

Manager

  • 5 John Gibbons

Coach

  • 61 Alex Andreopoulos ( Bullpen Catcher )
  • 20 DeMarlo Hale (Bench)
  • 51 Tim Leiper ( First Base )
  • 2 Luis Rivera ( Third Base )
  • 25 Kevin Seitzer ( Hitting )
  • 46 Bob Stanley ( Bullpen )
  • 40 Pete Walker ( pitching )

Injured List (15 days) * Locked Roster updated on April 2, 2014 Transfers • Establishment

Minor league teams in the Toronto Blue Jays

  • AAA: Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo, International League
  • AA: New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Advanced A: Dunedin Blue Jays, Dunedin, Florida
  • A: Lansing Lugnuts, Lansing, Michigan
  • Short A: Auburn Double Days, Auburn, New York
  • Rookie: Pulaski Blue Jays Pulaski, Virginia
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