A World Series for Canada

On October 24, 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3, making them the first Canadian team to win the World Series. 

The Braves started Steve Avery who allowed Devon White to score off of a sacrifice fly hit by Joe Carter in the top of the first. The Blue Jays were up 1-0.

The Jays started David Cone who allowed the Braves first run in the third. Terry Pendleton brought Deion Sanders home on a sacrifice fly to center, tying the game at 1.

The Jays came back when Candy Maldonado hit a solo home run in the fourth.

The Braves came back with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Otis Nixon hit a single, allowing Jeff Blauser to tie the game.

The Blue Jays scored twice in the 11th and the Braves got one player home, allowing the Jays the right to the title.

video source: CourtsideTweets on YouTube

Mike Timlin was awarded the save after throwing Nixon’s bunt to first baseman Joe Carter, causing the game’s final out.

The Blue Jays pushed the Oakland Athletics out of contention in the ALCS 4-2. The team also won the World Series 4-2 over the Philadelphia Philies in 1993. Carter hit a three run walk-off home run for the Blue Jay’s game six victory.

The Blue Jays failed to make another postseason appearance until 2015 when they lost the ALCS 4-2 to the Kansas City Royals. This season they lost the ALCS to the Cleveland Indians in five games.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s