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The 1991
1991 in baseball
-Major League Baseball:*World Series: Minnesota Twins over Atlanta Braves ; Jack Morris, MVP*American League Championship Series MVP: Kirby Puckett*National League Championship Series MVP: Steve Avery...

 Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jays are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball 's American League ....

season involved the Blue Jays finishing 1st in the American League East
American League East
The American League Eastern Division is one of Major League Baseball's six divisions . This division was created before the start of the 1969 season along with the Western Division...

 with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses. The team's paid attendance of 4,001,527 led the American League
American League
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League , is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. It developed from the Western League, a minor league based in the Great Lakes states, which eventually aspired to major...

, as the Jays became the first team in MLB history ever to draw four million fans in a season. Toronto lost the ALCS
1991 American League Championship Series
-Game 1:Tuesday, October 8, 1991 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, MinnesotaGame 1 saw a surprise starter for Toronto as Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston chose knuckleballer Tom Candiotti to face the Twins over his new young gun Juan Guzmán and his left-handed ace Jimmy Key. Twins...

 to the eventual world champion Minnesota Twins in five games.

Offseason


On December 4, 1990, the San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. They play in the National League Western Division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both times...

 and Blue Jays made one of the biggest blockbuster deals of the decade. The Padres traded second baseman Roberto Alomar
Roberto Alomar
Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a former Major League Baseball player , regarded by many as one of the best second basemen in MLB history. During his career he won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards for a second...

 and outfielder Joe Carter
Joe Carter
Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

 to the Blue Jays in exchange for first baseman Fred McGriff
Fred McGriff
Frederick Stanley McGriff is a left-handed former Major League Baseball player who starred for several teams from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. A power-hitting first baseman with a tall, lanky build, the five-time All-Star became, in , the first player since the dead-ball era to lead both...

 and shortstop Tony Fernández
Tony Fernández
Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro , better known as Tony Fernández, is a former Major League Baseball player most noted for his defensive skills setting a record for shortstops with a .992 fielding percentage in 1989.-Career:...

. Blue Jays GM Pat Gillick
Pat Gillick
Lawrence Patrick David Gillick is a retired American professional baseball executive. He was the general manager of four Major League Baseball teams, and guided two teams to three World Series championships in his career: in 1992 and 1993 titles with the Toronto Blue Jays, and a 2008 title with...

 and Padres GM Joe McIlvaine
Joe McIlvaine
Joseph McIlvaine is a baseball executive and former professional baseball player.McIlvaine played in the Detroit Tigers minor league system for 5 seasons. He posted a win-loss record of 16-16 and an ERA of 3.84. During the 1970s, he was a scout in the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and...

 originally talked about just trading Joe Carter for Fred McGriff. The Padres were losing Jack Clark
Jack Clark (baseball)
Jack Anthony Clark , also known as "Jack the Ripper," is a former Major League Baseball player. From 1975 through 1992, Clark played for the San Francisco Giants , St. Louis Cardinals , New York Yankees , San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox...

 and needed a new first baseman. The Blue Jays had John Olerud
John Olerud
John Garrett Olerud , is a former American first baseman in Major League Baseball. Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays , New York Mets , Seattle Mariners , New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox ....

 ready to take over at first base but were losing outfielder George Bell. Gillick decided to up the ante by trying to get Alomar. Gillick figured that with Garry Templeton
Garry Templeton
Garry Lewis Templeton, nicknamed "Jumpsteady", is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets from 1976 to 1991...

 in the twilight of his career, Fernández would be an adequate replacement. Alomar feuded with Padres manager Greg Riddoch
Greg Riddoch
Greg Riddoch is a former manager in Major League Baseball. He was the manager of the San Diego Padres from 1990 to 1992. His career record was 200-194. During his career, he also served as a bench coach for the Padres, as well as third base coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and director of...

 and the thinking was that Bip Roberts
Bip Roberts
Leon Joseph "Bip" Roberts is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and outfielder who played from 1986 to 1998 for the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics.-Career:He was a speedy second baseman, largely associated...

 and Joey Cora
Joey Cora
Jose Manuel Cora Amaro was a baseball player known as "The Rooster" with an 11 year career in the MLB spanning the years 1987 and 1989-1998. He played for the San Diego Padres of the National League and the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians of the American League...

 could platoon at second base. Over the next two seasons, Alomar and Carter would help the Blue Jays win the 1992 World Series
1992 World Series
-Game 1:Saturday, October 17, 1992 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, GeorgiaBraves fans had plenty to worry about in regard to both starting pitchers. Tom Glavine's post-season career had been less than stellar, including giving up eight runs in the second inning of Game 6 of the NLCS...

 and 1993 World Series
1993 World Series
-Game 1:Saturday, October 16, 1993 at SkyDome in Toronto, OntarioThe Series' first game sent two staff aces—Curt Schilling for Philadelphia and Juan Guzman for Toronto—against one another. The result was less than a pitcher's duel, however, as both teams scored early and often.The deciding plays...

.

Transactions

  • October 24, 1990: Jim Eppard
    Jim Eppard
    James Gerhard Eppard was a Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman.Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the 1982 MLB amateur draft, Eppard made his Major League debut with the California Angels on September 8, 1987, and appeared in his final game on October 1, 1990.He...

     was released by the Blue Jays.
  • November 26, 1990: Ken Dayley
    Ken Dayley
    Kenneth Grant Dayley is a former professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, Dayley played all or part of eleven seasons in Major League Baseball between 1982 and 1993.- Braves :...

     was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.
  • December 2, 1990: Junior Félix
    Junior Felix
    Junior Francisco Félix Sánchez is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder from -....

    , Luis Sojo
    Luis Sojo
    Luis Beltrán Sojo Sojo is a former Major League Baseball infielder and right-handed batter who played with the Toronto Blue Jays , California Angels , Seattle Mariners , New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates...

     and a player to be named later were traded by the Blue Jays to the California Angels
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California, United States. The Angels are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. The "Angels" name originates from the city in which the team started, Los Angeles...

     for Devon White, Willie Fraser
    Willie Fraser
    William Patrick Fraser , is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched all or part of eight seasons in the majors between and . Fraser played for the California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins, and Montreal Expos...

     and Marcus Moore
    Marcus Moore
    Marcus Braymont Moore is an American former Major League Baseball player. A pitcher, Moore played for the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds. He last played professional baseball in with the Syracuse Sky Chiefs....

    . The Blue Jays completed the deal by sending Ken Rivers (minors) to the Angels on December 4.
  • December 4, 1990: Fred McGriff
    Fred McGriff
    Frederick Stanley McGriff is a left-handed former Major League Baseball player who starred for several teams from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. A power-hitting first baseman with a tall, lanky build, the five-time All-Star became, in , the first player since the dead-ball era to lead both...

     and Tony Fernández
    Tony Fernández
    Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro , better known as Tony Fernández, is a former Major League Baseball player most noted for his defensive skills setting a record for shortstops with a .992 fielding percentage in 1989.-Career:...

     were traded by the Blue Jays to the San Diego Padres
    San Diego Padres
    The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. They play in the National League Western Division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both times...

     for Joe Carter
    Joe Carter
    Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

     and Roberto Alomar
    Roberto Alomar
    Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a former Major League Baseball player , regarded by many as one of the best second basemen in MLB history. During his career he won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards for a second...

    .
  • December 5, 1990: Pat Tabler
    Pat Tabler
    Patrick Sean "Pat" Tabler is a former Major League Baseball player and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with Rod Black on TSN....

     was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.
  • December 14, 1990: Paul Kilgus
    Paul Kilgus
    Paul Kilgus , is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987–1991 and 1993.-Fast Facts:* Kilgus won a career high 12 games for the Texas Rangers in...

     was traded by the Blue Jays to the Baltimore Orioles
    Baltimore Orioles
    The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. One of the American League's eight charter franchises in 1901, it spent its first year as a major league...

     for Mickey Weston
    Mickey Weston
    Mickey Weston is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched for five years in the major leagues and currently ministers to youth through baseball at...

    .

Regular season

  • May 1, 1991: The Blue Jays were part of baseball history as Nolan Ryan
    Nolan Ryan
    Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. , nicknamed "The Ryan Express", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He is currently principal owner, president and CEO of the Texas Rangers....

     threw his seventh and last no-hitter against the Blue Jays in Arlington.

  • July 1, 1991: Joe Carter
    Joe Carter
    Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

     was named the AL Player of the Month for the month of June.

  • August 13, 1991: After making 25 consecutive save opportunities, Tom Henke
    Tom Henke
    Thomas Anthony Henke , nicknamed "The Terminator" because of his ability and success as a closer, is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He was one of the most dominant and feared closers during the late 1980s and early 1990s, pitching for the Texas Rangers , Toronto Blue Jays , and St...

     picked up a blown save after Paul Molitor
    Paul Molitor
    Paul Leo Molitor , nicknamed "Molly" and "The Ignitor", is an American former Major League Baseball designated hitter and infielder. During his 21-year baseball career, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers , Toronto Blue Jays , and Minnesota Twins...

     hit a home run in the ninth.

  • October 2, 1991: The Blue Jays clinched the American League East title in a 6-5 walk-off win over the California Angels
    1991 California Angels season
    The California Angels 1991 season involved the Angels finishing 7th in the American League west with a record of 81 wins and 81 losses.-Offseason:...

    . Joe Carter got the game-winning hit. The Jays also became the first team to have their season attendance pass the 4-million mark.

Opening Day starters

  • Roberto Alomar
    Roberto Alomar
    Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a former Major League Baseball player , regarded by many as one of the best second basemen in MLB history. During his career he won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards for a second...

  • Joe Carter
    Joe Carter
    Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

  • Kelly Gruber
    Kelly Gruber
    Kelly Wayne Gruber is a former Major League Baseball third baseman.-Early career:Gruber played baseball at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas where his number was later retired. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round of the 1980 amateur draft but did not see time with the team...

  • Manuel Lee
    Manuel Lee
    Manuel Lora Lee is a former shortstop and second baseman for Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays , Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals...

  • Rance Mulliniks
    Rance Mulliniks
    Steven Rance Mulliniks is a former Major League Baseball player.Originally drafted as a shortstop, Mulliniks made his major league debut in for the California Angels, batting .269 in 78 games...

  • Greg Myers
  • John Olerud
    John Olerud
    John Garrett Olerud , is a former American first baseman in Major League Baseball. Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays , New York Mets , Seattle Mariners , New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox ....

  • Dave Stieb
    Dave Stieb
    David Andrew Stieb [STEEB] is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.-Playing career:Born in Santa Ana, California, Stieb played varsity baseball at Southern Illinois University as an outfielder...

  • Devon White
  • Mookie Wilson
    Mookie Wilson
    William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder and current coach for the New York Mets. He played 12 years in baseball for the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays . He was a switch hitter primarily known for his impressive speed and positive attitude...


Notable transactions

  • June 3, 1991: 1991 Major League Baseball Draft
    1991 Major League Baseball Draft
    -First round selections:The following are the first round picks in the 1991 Major League Baseball draft.-Supplemental First Round Selections:-Other notable players:...

    • Shawn Green
      Shawn Green
      Shawn David Green is a former Major League Baseball player.Green was a 1st round draft pick and a two-time major league All-Star...

       was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (16th pick). Player signed September 25, 1991.
    • Jeff Ware
      Jeff Ware (baseball)
      Jeffrey Allan Ware is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played in parts of two seasons, 1995 and 1996, with the Toronto Blue Jays. He is currently the pitching coach for the Charleston RiverDogs.-External links:...

       was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (35th pick). Player signed August 25, 1991.
    • Dante Powell
      Dante Powell
      Le Jon Dante Powell is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for four seasons. He played for the San Francisco Giants from 1997 to 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999, and again with the Giants in 2001.-External links:...

       was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (42nd pick), but did not sign.
    • Chris Stynes
      Chris Stynes
      Christopher Desmond Stynes is a former Major League Baseball utility player. He spent time with the Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Baltimore Orioles...

       was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 3rd round. Player signed June 4, 1991.
    • Alex Gonzalez was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 14th round. Player signed June 12, 1991.
  • June 4, 1991: Kenny Williams was selected off waivers from the Blue Jays by the Montreal Expos
    Montreal Expos
    The Montreal Expos were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec from 1969 through 2004, holding the first MLB franchise awarded outside the United States. After the 2004 season, MLB moved the Expos to Washington, D.C. and renamed them the Nationals.Named after the Expo 67 World's...

    .
  • June 27, 1991: Glenallen Hill
    Glenallen Hill
    Glenallen Hill is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for 13 seasons. Hill played with the Toronto Blue Jays , Cleveland Indians , Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants , Seattle Mariners , New York Yankees , and Anaheim Angels...

    , Denis Boucher
    Denis Boucher
    Denis Boucher is a Canadian former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays , Cleveland Indians , and Montreal Expos . He is currently a scout for the New York Yankees....

    , Mark Whiten
    Mark Whiten
    Mark Anthony Whiten is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and switch-hitter batter who played for the Toronto Blue Jays , Cleveland Indians , St. Louis Cardinals , Boston Red Sox , Philadelphia Phillies , Atlanta Braves , Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees...

    , and cash were traded by the Blue Jays to the Cleveland Indians
    Cleveland Indians
    The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Since , they have played in Progressive Field. The team's spring training facility is in Goodyear, Arizona...

     for Tom Candiotti
    Tom Candiotti
    Thomas Caesar Candiotti is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who was known for his knuckleball. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers...

     and Turner Ward
    Turner Ward
    Turner Max Ward , is a former professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1990-2001.-Career:...

    .
  • July 14, 1991: Shawn Jeter
    Shawn Jeter
    Shawn Darrell Jeter was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He is the son of former Major League Baseball outfielder Johnny Jeter....

     and a player to be named later were traded by the Blue Jays to the Chicago White Sox
    Chicago White Sox
    The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois.The White Sox play in the American League's Central Division. Since , the White Sox have played in U.S. Cellular Field, which was originally called New Comiskey Park and nicknamed The Cell by local fans...

     for Cory Snyder
    Cory Snyder
    James Cory Snyder is a former Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1986 to 1994. Snyder's best season came in 1987 with the Indians when he hit 33 home runs and had 82 runs batted in...

    . The Blue Jays completed the deal by sending Steve Wapnick
    Steve Wapnick
    Steven Lee "Steve" Wapnick is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. He held batters to a .222 batting average, holding righties to a .115 batting average.Wapnick attended Monroe High School in Sepulveda, California...

     to the White Sox on September 4.
  • August 9, 1991: Rob Wishnevski (minors) and a player to be named later were traded by the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers
    Milwaukee Brewers
    The Milwaukee Brewers are a professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently playing in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League...

     for Candy Maldonado
    Candy Maldonado
    Candido Maldonado Guadarrama is a former Major League Baseball outfielder from to for the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers. Chris Berman, a fellow ESPN analyst, called him the "Candyman"...

    . The Blue Jays completed the deal by sending William Suero
    William Suero
    Williams Suero Urban was a backup infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a second baseman from through for the Milwaukee Brewers. Listed at 5' 9", 175 lb., Suero batted and threw right-handed...

     to the Brewers on August 14.
  • September 14, 1991: Dave Parker
    Dave Parker
    David Gene "The Cobra" Parker is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a 5-year, $5 million dollar contract...

     was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.

Roster

1991 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers

Catchers
Infielders

Outfielders
Other batters
Manager

Coaches


Game log

1991 Game Log

1991 Playoff Game Log

All-Star game


The Blue Jays hosted the 1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 62nd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League , the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 1991 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, the home of the Toronto...

. It was the 62nd Midsummer Classic and was played on July 9 at SkyDome. Roberto Alomar
Roberto Alomar
Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a former Major League Baseball player , regarded by many as one of the best second basemen in MLB history. During his career he won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards for a second...

 was voted in as the starting second baseman for the American League, while pitcher Jimmy Key
Jimmy Key
James Edward "Jimmy" Key is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays , New York Yankees , and Baltimore Orioles...

 and outfielder Joe Carter
Joe Carter
Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

 were named as reserves on the AL team. Key got the win as the American League's All-Stars triumphed over the National League All-Stars, 4-2.

Starters by position


Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C 107 309 81 .262 8 36
1B 139 454 116 .256 17 68
2B 161 637 188 .295 9 69
3B 113 429 108 .252 20 65
SS 138 445 104 .234 0 29
LF 52 177 49 .277 7 28
CF 156 642 181 .282 17 60
RF 162 638 174 .273 33 108
DH 97 240 60 .250 2 24

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
13 36 12 .333 0 3

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
34 219 15 8 3.78 116
33 209 16 12 3.05 125
23 138⅔ 10 3 2.99 123
19 129⅔ 6 7 2.98 81
9 59⅔ 4 3 3.17 29
7 35⅓ 0 3 4.58 16

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
40 198⅓ 15 10 3.72 106

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
8 0 0 0 6.23 3
4 0 0 0 0.00 0

Game 1


October 8, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, commonly called the Metrodome, is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Opened in 1982, it replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America in Bloomington and Memorial Stadium on the University...


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 9 3
Minnesota 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 11 0
W: Jack Morris
Jack Morris
John Scott "Jack" Morris is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. He played in 18 big league seasons between 1977 and 1994, mainly for the Detroit Tigers, and won 254 games throughout his career...

 (1-0)   L: Tom Candiotti
Tom Candiotti
Thomas Caesar Candiotti is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who was known for his knuckleball. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers...

 (0-1)  S: Rick Aguilera
Rick Aguilera
Richard Warren Aguilera is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 16-year baseball career, he pitched from 1985-2000 for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs....

 (1)
HR: None

Game 2


October 9, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, commonly called the Metrodome, is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Opened in 1982, it replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America in Bloomington and Memorial Stadium on the University...


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 9 0
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
W: Juan Guzmán (1-0)   L: Kevin Tapani
Kevin Tapani
Kevin Ray Tapani is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Cubs from 1989 to 2001.-Early life:...

 (0-1)  S: Duane Ward
Duane Ward
Roy Duane Ward was a Major League Baseball reliever during the late 1980s and early 1990s.Ward went to school and made his early athletic mark in Farmington, New Mexico, a small oil and gas city, and one known for its amateur baseball programs...

 (1)
HR: None

Game 3


October 11, Skydome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 7 0
Toronto 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
W: Mark Guthrie
Mark Guthrie
Mark Andrew Guthrie is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He was a member of the 1991 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins....

 (1-0)   L: Mike Timlin
Mike Timlin
-Early life:Timlin was born in Midland, Texas to Jerome Francis Timlin Sr. and Nancy Sharon Beyer. Timlin graduated from Midland High School in Midland, Texas. He then attended and pitched at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta.-Baseball career...

 (0-1)  S: Rick Aguilera
Rick Aguilera
Richard Warren Aguilera is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 16-year baseball career, he pitched from 1985-2000 for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs....

 (2)
HR: MINMike Pagliarulo
Mike Pagliarulo
Michael Timothy Pagliarulo, aka "Pags" , is a former Major League Baseball third baseman during the 1980s and into the mid 1990s...

 (1)   TORJoe Carter
Joe Carter
Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

 (1)

Game 4


October 12, Skydome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 1 9 13 1
Toronto 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 11 2
W: Jack Morris
Jack Morris
John Scott "Jack" Morris is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. He played in 18 big league seasons between 1977 and 1994, mainly for the Detroit Tigers, and won 254 games throughout his career...

 (2-0)   L: Todd Stottlemyre
Todd Stottlemyre
Todd Vernon Stottlemyre is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 15 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks. He is the son of Mel Stottlemyre, former New York Yankees pitcher. His brother...

 (0-1)  
HR: MINKirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett was a Major League Baseball center fielder. He played his entire 12-year baseball career with the Minnesota Twins and he is the Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases...

 (1)

Game 5


October 13, Skydome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 8 14 2
Toronto 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
W: David West
David West (baseball)
David Lee West , is a retired professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1988-1998...

 (1-0)   L: Duane Ward
Duane Ward
Roy Duane Ward was a Major League Baseball reliever during the late 1980s and early 1990s.Ward went to school and made his early athletic mark in Farmington, New Mexico, a small oil and gas city, and one known for its amateur baseball programs...

 (0-1)  S: Rick Aguilera
Rick Aguilera
Richard Warren Aguilera is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 16-year baseball career, he pitched from 1985-2000 for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs....

 (3)
HR: MINKirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett was a Major League Baseball center fielder. He played his entire 12-year baseball career with the Minnesota Twins and he is the Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases...

 (2)

Award winners

  • Joe Carter, Player of the Month
    Player of the Month
    The Player of the Month Award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. The National League started recognizing the award on June 4, 1958. National League president Warren Giles conducted a poll of baseball writers in each Major League city and...

     Award, June
  • Joe Carter, OF, Silver Slugger Award
  • Juan Guzman, P, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award
    The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award
    The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1946 by The Sporting News .*In 1947-48, and again in 1950, a single award was given for all of Major League Baseball....



All-Star Game
  • Roberto Alomar
    Roberto Alomar
    Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a former Major League Baseball player , regarded by many as one of the best second basemen in MLB history. During his career he won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards for a second...

    , 2B, Starter
  • Joe Carter
    Joe Carter
    Joseph Christopher Carter is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from to . Carter is most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays....

    , OF, Reserve
  • Jimmy Key
    Jimmy Key
    James Edward "Jimmy" Key is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays , New York Yankees , and Baltimore Orioles...

    , P, Reserve

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