Saturday, October 3, 2015

Clinchers Pt 3

Ahh 1991.. The Blue Jays win the East again after dropping the lead in 1990. 1991 is also the first time the team drew over 4 million fans to the SkyDome.

In the offseason, the Jays pulled off what could be argued as the biggest in team history when they traded Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff to the San Diego Padres for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter. Two days prior, the Jays got another integral part of the World Series teams by trading Junior Felix, Luis Sojo and a minor league player (Ken Rivers) to California for Devon White, Willie Fraser, and Marcus Moore.

The Blue Jays clinched the division October 2, 1991. In an interesting twist, the Jays finished the season on the Road against the team they would face in the ALCS, the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately for the Jays, they won once in the ALCS, losing to the eventual champion Twins.


2 comments:

  1. I always liked the Jays around this time, even though they were in the same division as the Brewers at that point. I really enjoyed my trip to Rogers Centre in 2007, where I watched a three-game series at the end of May between the Jays and Royals -- two positively dire teams at that point.

    I'm hopeful that I can provide some cards you need, so let me know when you get your want lists updated a bit more.

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    1. I will do.. I'm slowly working on it.

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