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Toronto Blue Jays

 
The Toronto Blue Jays are a part of the Eastern Division of Major League baseball. They are based in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. The name is derived from that of a bird which bears the same name. The team is often nicknamed as ‘Jays’. The club was founded in the year 1977 as a part of expansion franchise. It is interesting to note that they are the only team outside the United States to have won a World Series. They also hold the record to win the first ever World Series in Canada and the only MLB team outside the United States.
 
History of the Toronto Blue Jays
 
The period between 1977 and 1994 is known as the Pat Gillick Era. They played their first ever game against the Chigaco White Sox. Toronto won the game by 9-5 led by Doug Ault’s two home runs. The period between 1982 and 1988 saw the second phase of success for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1983 the Blue Jays registered their winning record of 89-73 thus ending the season in the 4th place. In the year 1985, Toronto won their first championship, the first five of their division titles of the American League. However, in the year 1987, they lost an amazing match to the Detroit Tigers.
 
The period during 1989 and 1991 witnessed mixed performances by the team. The statistics are given below:-
 
  • Team record 1989: 89 wins–73 losses, W%- 0.549
  • Team record 1990: 86 wins–76 losses, W%- 0.531, 2 games behind Division Leader
  • Team record 1991: 91 wins–71 losses, W%- 0.562
 
Toronto Blue Jays Hall of Fame
 
  • Phil Niekro
  • Dave Winfield
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Paul Molitor
 
Toronto Blue Jays 2010 Spring Training Roster
 
Pitchers
 
  • 78 Dana Eveland
  • 54 Jason Frasor
  • 40 Reidier González
  • 63 Kevin Gregg
  • 49 Jeremy Accardo
  • 57 Shawn Camp
  • 39 Jesse Carlson
  • 27 Brett Cecil
  • 47 Luis Pérez
  • 25 David Purcey
  • 60 Robert Ray
  • 17 Josh Roenicke
  • 24 Ricky Romero
  • 34 Marc Rzepczynski
  • 56 Brian Tallet
  • 30 Merkin Valdez
  • 37 Scott Downs
  • 44 Casey Janssen
  • 28 Shaun Marcum
  • 29 Dustin McGowan
  • 59 Brad Mills
  • 23 Brandon Morrow
 
Catchers
 
  • 14 John Buck
  • 8 José Molina
 
Infielders
 
  • 18 Mike McCoy
  • 6 John McDonald
  • 35 Lyle Overbay
  • 11 Brian Dopirak
  • 15 Edwin Encarnación
  • 3 Álex González
  • 2 Aaron Hill
  • 5 Jarrett Hoffpauir
 
Outfielders
 
  • 19 José Bautista
  • 26 Adam Lind
  • 45 Travis Snider
  • 10 Vernon Wells
 
Designated hitters
 
  • 21 Randy Ruiz
 
Spring Training non-roster invitees
 
Pitchers
 
  • 71 Shawn Hill
 
Catchers
 
  • 9 J. P. Arencibia
  • 13 Raúl Chávez
 
Infielders
 
  • 77 Brad Emaus
 
Outfielders
 
  • 70 Chris Lubanski
  • 7 Jeremy Reed
  • 1 Joey Gathright
 
Coaches/Others
 
Manager
 
  • 43 Cito Gaston
 
Coaches
 
  • 52 Omar Malave (first base)
  • 41 Dwayne Murphy (hitting)
  • 55 Brian Butterfield (third base)
  • 22 Rick Langford (bullpen)
  • 16 Nick Leyva (bench)
  • 53 Bruce Walton (pitching)
 
60-day disabled list
 
  • 58 Dirk Hayhurst
  • 51 Jesse Litsch
  • 48 Scott Richmond
 

 

Created on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 12:10.

 
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