The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise Hitters: Part 3 Of A 7 Part Article Series

Friday, Nov.16/2012

Note from Chuck Booth:  I am attempting to bring the history for each of the 30 MLB Franchises into a 5 part series that will focus on 1. The teams history.  2. The hitters 3. The pitchers. 4. The Teams Payroll going into 2013 and 5.The Ball Park that they play in. (The stadium articles will all be done next summer when I go to all of the parks in under a month again.)  Be sure to check my author page with a list of all of  my archived articles section here.


Tony Fernandez leads the Blue Jays Franchise for Hits and Games Played ALL-Time. At the age of 37, he flirted with a .400 average for half of the season in 1999. In his first go around with Toronto, he was part of the BlockBuster Trade that saw he and Fred McGriff go to San Diego for Joe Carter and Robbie Alomar at the GM’s Meetings in Dec of 1990. -Photo Courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Writer):

I like that this franchise series is right dab smack in the middle of the biggest Franchise trade since Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff went to San Diego for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter in 1990.  A Toronto Blue Jays fan can only hope for the same result that came down afterwards to repeat itself in the next few year.  The early days of the Jays hitters (late 1970’s provided some long-term reliable guys,) however it wasn’t until Jesse Barfield won a HR Title and George Bell came home with the 1987 AL MVP, that the rest of the MLB started to take notice on the hitters of this Canadian Team.  As soon as the club moved into SKYDOME, the hitters had a field day.  Not to say that Exhibition Stadium didn’t aid some homeruns and nice averages in its day, it is just that SKYDOME is a hitter friendly park.

From George Bell and the outstanding other 80’s OF trio of Barfield and Lloyd “The Shaker” Moseby, to Tony Fernandez and Ernie Whitt, these guys all played a huge chunk of their careers with this Canadian Club.  Fred McGriff routinely hit towering shots off of the Windows Restaurant and led the AL in HRs during the 1989 Pennant Winning Season.  In 1991, when Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar arrived onto the scene, the offense just clicked on all cylinders.  Devon White was gracefully stealing bases and striding into runs with those gigantic high knee kicks of his.  John Olerud walked right out of College and added one of the best ‘natural’ swings that any of us have ever seen.  Veterans Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor bashed their way into Jays hearts with their limited time with the organization en route to back to back World Series Titles in 1992 and 1993.  After the Strike/Lockout, the team then saw Shawn Green and Carlos Delgado routinely destroy pitchers and be amongst the league lead in several power categories.

There is a ton more on this article just past these links or by clicking the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON. 

Here are the links for the article series.

The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise 1977-1993 Part 1 Of A 7 Part Series Click Here:

Franchise History Part 2 1994-2012:

The Hitters:  The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise Hitters: Part 3 Of A 7 Part Article Series: 

The Pitchers:  The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise Pitchers Part 4 Of A 7 Part Series

Skydome:  An Interview with ‘Rogers Centre Expert’ and “MLB reports Founder” Jonathan Hacohen Part 5 of 7

For Part 6 of the 7 Part Series:  Blue Jays 2013 Team Payroll Click here

For Part 7 of the 7 Part Series:  Blue Jays 2013 Team Payroll:  A Readers Thoughts, Click Here: 

In the late 1990’s, and into the 2000’s, there were one-hit wonders like: Jose Canseco, Brad Fullmer and Troy Glaus that played well enough for their time with the club, yet lacked longevity to make this list.  We finally get to the latest era of hitters that are still on the time or recently left.  The future of this club could also may see Jose Reyes, Brett Lawrie and J.P. Arencibia make the grade for Blue Jays hitters to be added to the list when someone else writes one of these articles next decade..  Cito Gaston and Dwayne Murphy also do not receive enough credit for making big league mashers out of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.  The team has been plagued with several difficult situations, including ridiculous contracts dole out by J.P Ricciardi in signing Vernon Wells and Alex Rios to long term contracts.  Without Alex Anthopoulos eradicating these monstrous boat anchors of deals, the club would have been left a lasting imprint of negativity for Jays fans, (even though they foraged decent careers in a Toronto uniform.)  Since he was able to restructure the team long term, he signed Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion to very respectable contracts and then pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade just a few days ago.

But we are talking about the yesteryear of the ball club first.  Perhaps the three most unheralded players on this list of guys played for the team were:  Pat Borders, Ed Sprague and Tony Bautista-who either were really clutch in the playoffs, or put up gaudy numbers in a limited amount of games.  The club has also featured a batting champion in Olerud .363 in 1993 (where he finished ahead of Molitor .332 and Alomar ,326 for 1-2-3 in the American League.)  Others like Tony Fernandez, Vernon Wells and Carlos Delgado have also taken turn at challenging for batting titles.  Over the course of all of these players, you will get to know their impact with the Jays, in terms of numbers and recognizable awards etc..  So LETS GO, BLUE JAYS, LETS PLAY BALL!

The Early Days at Exhibition Stadium 1977-1983:

Willie Upshaw 1B/ LF 1977-1987  .265   112 HRs 478 RBIWillie Upshaw was the 1st Blue Jays hitter to rack in 100+ RBI in a year.  This was also his best year in 1983, where he hit .306 (7th in AL) with 27 HRs and drove in 104 RBI.  Willie had 982 hits for the Blue Jays and a career OPS of .762 for the Canadian Club.

Ernie Whitt 1977-1989 C  .249  134 HRs and 534 RBI:  Ernie Whitt has been the best catcher of the team so far to date.  Whitt is 5th ALL-Time in Games Played with 1218 and leads for all of the Catcher Offensive categories for a career.  Whitt was an ALL-Star in 1983.  Whitt’s best night in the MLB came on Sept.14/1987 when he hit 3 HRs (amongst a MLB record 10 hit by the Jays) at Exhibition Stadium.

John Mayberry Sr.  1B/DH 1978-1982  .253   92 HRs 272 RBI: 30 HRs in 1980 for the club.  He had a Career OPS of .802 with Toronto.  Mayberry was a great Royal before coming over to Toronto and was instrumental in teaching Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Barfield how to be professionals.

Alfredo Griffin 1979-1984, 1992-1993  SS  .249  13 HRs 231 RBI,  79 SB, 844 Hits:  Alfredo Griffin was the first Blue Jays player to win hardware.  He was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1979.  He would later be named an ALL-Star in 1984 before being traded to Oakland in 1985.  Griffin came back to the team as a back up infielder for both championship years of 1992 and 1993.

Damaso Garcia 1980-1986  2B  .288  32 HRs 296 RBI, 1028 Hits and 194 SB: Garcia emerged onto the scene in 1980, when he finished 4th in Rookie of the Year voting.  In 1982, the man had his best year by hitting .310 with 54 SB and won a Silver Slugger for his efforts.  He was an ALL-Star in 1984 and 1985.  Garcia still ranks 3rd ALL-Time for SB and is 5th in Career Batting Average with the Franchise.

Lloyd Moseby 1980-1989 CF  .257  169 HRs 731 RBI,  1319 Hits and 255 SB:  “The Shaker” was one of the better offensive Centerfielders in the AL during the 80’s.  He possessed all 5 Tools.  He finished in 6th for AL Batting Average during the 1983 year, where he took home the Silver Slugger Award.  He is the ALL-Time Franchise leader for Stolen Bases and is 3rd in hits.  Moseby was an ALL-Star oin 1986 and lead the American League in triples for the 1984 year.

Jesse Barfield 1981-1989  RF  .265  179 HRs  527 RBI:  Barfield was the first real breakout SUPERSTAR for the Blue Jays.  In 1986, the RF led the American League with 40 HRs, to go along with his 108 RBI  and his 107 Runs.  That year he was an ALL-Star, won a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove.  He led the league in Assists from 1985-1987 and finished 2nd in 1982 and 1983.  Barfield finished 5th in AL MVP voting for the 1986 Year.  The Man also won another Gold Glove with Toronto in 1987.  He is 5th on the ALL-Time Franchise HR list.

George Bell was an absolute theft out of the Philadelphia Phillies organization by GM Pat Gillick. He was taken in the Rule 5 Draft. He was one of the premier power hitters in the AL during his time with the Jays.

George Bell 1981-1990  LF  .286  202 HRs 740 RBI, 1294 Hits:  This Right Fielder was the teams first MVP, when he hit .308 with 47 HRs and 134 RBI in 1987.  Bell was a 3 time Silver Slugger for the Jays, made 2 ALL-Star appearances and finished in the top 10 four different times for MVP voting.  Bell led the American League in RBI and Total Bases in 1987.  Bell left the team as the ALL-Time leader HRs and RBI before being passed eventually by Joe Carter for Homers and by Carlos Delgado for RBI.  Bell still sits 4th on the Jays  HR leader-board, 5th in Hits and 3rd in RBI.

Rance Mulliniks 1982-1992  3B/DH/PH:  .280  68 HRs  389 RBI and 843 hits Mulliniks was a consummate professional for a young Blue Jays team during his tenure.  He platooned with Garth Iorg and Kelly Gruber for the better portion of his Jays days.  He hit an inside the park homer even!  Mulliniks hit over .300+ three separate times for the club. He was part of the 1992 Championship club as a role player.  He is tied with Willie Upshaw for 7th on the ALL-Time franchise list for Games Played.

Tony Fernandez 1983-1990, 1998-1999, 2001 SS/3B/2B  .297  60 HRs 613 RBI, 172 SB, 1450 GP and 1583 Hits:  Fernandez is the club ALL-Time Leader in GP, Hits and is 3rd on the ALL time Average Lead for the team.  Fernandez was a 4 time Gold Glove Winner and a 4 time All-Star in 3 different tours of duty for Toronto.  Fernandez hit over .300 on 5 separate campaigns.  Fernandez led the American League in GP (163) and AB (687) in a year he had 213 hits.  Tony only struck out 493 times in 5900 Career Plate Appearance for the Blue Jays.  A solid professional hitter and one of the best shortstops of his generation.  At the time he retired, he was the ALL-Time Leading base hits leader for someone out of the Dominican Republic.

The Rise to AL East Contender Time 1984-1988:

Kelly Gruber was a key part of a core club that was in contention for the playoffs in every year from 1985-1993. He won a World Series with the club in 1992 before being traded to the California Angels in 1993.

Kelly Gruber 1984-1992  3B/OF  .259  117 HRs 443 RBI and 818 Hits:  Gruber was a  2 time ALL-Star and had a TOP 4 AL MVP vote finish in 1990, when he hit .274, with 31 HRs and drove in 118 RBI.  His year netted him a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award.  In Game #3 of the 1992 World Series, the guy tied up the game at 2 with a  HR versus the Braves in the late innings, before the team won the game in the 9th.

Fred McGriff 1986-1990  1B  .278  125 HRs  305 RBI and .530 SLG:  McGriff was a dominant power hitter in his 5 year career with the Jays.  He led the American League in in HRs and OPS during the 1989 season with 36 HRs and a OPS of .924.  The ‘Crime Dog’ is 3rd on the ALL-Time franchise list for Slugging PCTG.  McGriff was a Silver Slugger in 1989 and had 2 straight top 10 AL MVP voting finishes in 1989 and 1990.

The Cito Gaston ERA Part 1/SKYDOME  1989-1996:

John Olerud 1989-1996 1B  .293  109 HRs and 471 RBI: Olerud had all of the pressure in the world to replace HR king Fred McGriff.  I am surprised he only hit .293 for his career with the club (good for 4th best mark in team history.)  Olerud finished 4th in Rookie of the Year Balloting for the 1990 year.  A few years later in 1993, he was chasing .400 into August.  He ended up leading the AL in Average with a .363 clip.  Olerud also scored 100 runs, hit 54 doubles, with 24 HRs and 107 RBI and he also led the AL with an astonishing .477 OBP and OPS with a 1.072 mark.  Olerud finished 3rd in AL MVP voting that year.  His only ALL-Star Appearance for the Jays was in 1993.  In 3 years of post season AB, Olerud hit .284 with 2 HRs, 11 RBI and scored 17 runs in 95 AB.  He was on the 1992 and 1993 World Series Teams.

Joe Carter 1991-1997  1B/OF  .257  203 HRs 736 RBI:  Only if the Left Field Foul Line was 75 feet more to the Left, Carter would have been the best hitter of ALL-Time! Joe Carter was amazingly prolific for the Blue Jays behind a potent offense.  736 RBI in 7 years is an average of 105 RBI per year.  With 6 out of 7 years with 100 RBI seasons, Carter was one of the best cleanup hitters in his era.  Carter was a 5 time ALL-Star with the Jays and he pocketed 2 Silver Slugger Awards and 3 TOP 10 AL MVP finishes.  Carter ranks 3rd in Team HRs, and 4th in RBI.  Carter added 6 HRs and 20 RBI in 115 Post Season AB, including back to back World Championships, including his World Series Clinching 3 RUN HR in Game #6 of the 1993 World Series.

Roberto Alomar was the best 2nd Baseman of his generation and he was the first Blue Jays player ever to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame while wearing the teams cap. Alomar also hit .374 with 2 HRs, 18 RBI, 18 SB and 18 Runs in 118 AB for his Blue Jays Career. He was the 1992 ALCS MVP, where he hit a memorable 3 run HR off of Dennis Eckersley to help the Jays win.

Roberto Alomar 1991-1995  2B  .307  55 HRs 342 RBI, 206 SB and .833 OPS:  Alomar was an ALL-Star and Gold Glove Winner in every year that he was a Blue Jays player and he took home the Silver Slugger Award for Second Baseman in 1992.  He placed 6th in AL MVP for three straight year (92-94).  Alomar had 4 years of a .300+ average.  Alomar averaged 41 Stolen Bases per year with the franchise.   The 2nd Baseman also had back to back 100 run seasons in 1992 and 1993, years which the club won the World Series.

Devon White 1991-1995  CF  .272 Avg  72 HRs 274 RBI and 126 SB:  While they had Alomar at 2B, White reeled in 5 straight Gold Gloves from 1991-1995 as well for the Blue Jays.  White scored 100 runs+ in 1991 and 1993 and was an ALL-Star in the 1993 year.  White also hit .295 with 2 HRs, 13 RBI and 20 Runs in 29 Games for the 1991-1993 Playoff Versions of the Blue Jays.  He was best in the 1993 Playoff run, where he hit .373 with 19 Hits and 11 runs in the 12 Games.

Dave Winfield 1992  DH  .290  26 HRs 108 RBI:  Dave Winfield made the most out of 1 year with the Jays, collecting a Silver Slugger Award and finishing 5th in AL MVP Voting.  He also came up with the Game and World Series Clinching Double in Game #6 of the 1992 World Series vs the Braves.  The big man celebrated his 1st and only World Series Title with Toronto.  He is a folk hero in the city of Toronto.

Ed Sprague 1991-1998  1B/3B  .245  113 HRs 418 RBI: Sprague managed to carve out a nice little career with the Jays.  He hit a memorable 2 run HR off of Jeff Reardon in the top of the 9th Inning during Game #2 of the 1992 World Series.  This gave the Jays a 1 run lead they would not relinquish themselves.   The team had potentially faced a 2-0 games deficit.  Sprague has a career year in 1996, clubbing 36 HRs and adding 101 RBI

Paul Molitor 1993-1995  DH/1B  .315   51 HRs 246 RBI  .871 OPS:  Molitor doesn’t qualify with enough AB to win the franchise’s best BA with playing just 3 years, however what an immediate impact he made.  In 1993, he replaced Winfield to lead he AL in hits (211) and PA (725).  He finished in second to John Olerud with a .332 BA.  Molitor almost wrestled the AL MVP with a 2nd place finish despite being a permanent DH. “The Ingitor” also took home the Silver Slugger.  He tore it up in the playoffs with 21 Hits in 47 AB (.447), with 3 HRs and 13 RBI and scoring  17 Runs in just 12 Games.  He was named the 1993 World Series MVP.  He made appearances for the club at the ALL-Star Game in 1993 and 1994.

Shawn Green 1993-1999  OF  .286   119 HRs  376 RBI: Green came up during the lockout shortened season of 1995 and finished 5th in Rookie of the Year Voting,  in 1998, he had the franchises 1st 30/30 season with a .274 Avg, 35 HRs and 100 RBI, to go along with 32 SB and 106 Runs.  He improved on his 1998 in 99 with one of the bet statistical  years in club history.  The man hit .309 with 42 HRs 125 RBI and scored 134 runs (single season club record).  He also led the league in doubles (45) and total bases (361).  He was a premier hitter, but the Jays had to decide on whether they would sign Delgado or Green, so they chose Delagado.

Carlos Delgado 1993-2004 1B/DH/OF  .282  336 HRs 1058 RBI,  1413 Hits and a OPS .949:   This man was the best power hitter the club had for a career (with apologies to Jose Bautista who may usurp Delgado later.)  He is the Franchise Leader in Career HRs, RBI, XBH, SLG, OPS, Runs and Total Bases.  The guy averaged 36 HRs and 114 RBI per year from 1996-2004.  He also cleaned up some bold Italic letters for leading the league in several categories over that time frame.  GP in 2000 and 2001(both 162), 2B in 2000 with (57) and XBH in 2000 (99), TB in 00 (378) and HBP in ’00 (15.)  In 200e led the AL in RBI (145) and OPS (1.019).  Incredibly he was only a 2 time ALL-Star and only captured 3 Silver Sluggers in this time frame.  He finished in the top for AL MVP voting in 2000 and 2003.

Shannon Stewart 1995-2003  LF  .298  74 HRs  370 RBI, 166 SB and 1082 Hits:  Stewart may have been the teams best leadoff hitter ever.  He scored 100 runs in 4 years straight from 1999-2003 and also hit .300 or better with 169 doubles.  In a season he was traded to the Twins in the 2003 Year, he actually finished 4th in AL MVP Voting.  Stewart stole a career high 51 bases in 1998. He ranks 2nd best for Average in team history and 5th in Hits.

Cast of Revolving Doors 1997-2000:

Jose Cruz Jr.  1997-2002  OF .250  122 HRs 355 RBI:  Cruz Jr. turned out to be a decent little pickup for the Jays as he became the 2nd member of the Blue Jays to make the 30/30 club in 2001 (34 HRs/32 SB.)  Cruz also bashed 31 HRs for the club in 2000.  He provided good value for having traded ‘Appearance Eater’ Mike Timlin and Canadian Paul Spoljaric for him.

Vernon Wells 1999-2010  CF  .280  223 HRs 813 RBI, 1529 Hits:  Wells is 2nd for most important franchise leader-boards (HRs, RBI , Hits, Doubles and Runs) and is 3rd ALL-Time in Games Played with 1393. Despite an ugly contract that forced the Jays to part with him, he will most likely be invited back for the Ring of Excellence once done playing.  Wells was a 3 time ALL-Star and captured 3 Gold Gloves in 12 years with Toronto.  He also had a career year in 2003, where he hit .317 with 33 HRs and 117 RBI.  In  that particular year, he also led the AL in hits with a franchise record 215 knocks and he also led the way with 49 doubles and 735 Plate Appearances in the Junior Circuit.

Tony Batista 1999-2001  3B  .258  80 HRs 238 RBI, SLG (.507):  Tony Bautista was remarkably productive.  In 1266 AB, he averaged a HR/15.83 AB in his career.  He also had about 112 RBI for every 600 AB.  This is outstanding production and he will be on an Awareness Week to praise his Awesomeness soon.  Not bad for a guy the Jays selected off of waivers from the Orioles, thanks Fellas!

The Doc Halladay Movement 2001-2007:

Eric Hinske 2002-2006 1B/OF/DH/3B  .259  78 HRs 313 RBI:  Based on his Rookie of the Year Award merits why he is on this list.  In that 2002, he hit .279 with 24 HRs 84 RBI and plated 99 runs.  He had a high level of walks.  He regressed every year after but still remains a productive PH in the NL.

Frank Catalanotto 2003-2006  1B/2B/OF  .299  29 HRs 200 RBI:   I choose Catalanotto for this article because his 4 year average timeline went like this  (.299, .293, .300 and .301) for the Jays.  A solid hitter gets you on the list.

Alex Rios 2004-2009  OF  .285  81 HRs 395 RBI,  112 Stolen Bases and .786 OPS:  Rios had a really good start to his career.  He finished 5th in Rookie of the Year Voting in 2004, followed up with ALL-Star Appearances in 2006 and 2007.  His best year came in 2007, where he hit .297, with 24 HRs, 85 RBI and scored 114 Runs.

Aaron Hill  2005-2011  2B/SS .265  96 HRs 409 RBI:  Aaron Hill had a great 2009 campaign, where he led the American League in Plate Appearances (734) and AtBats (682).  He would make the ALL-Star Games and be named the Silver Slugger for 2nd Baseman, with hitting .286 with 36 HRs (3rd in the AL), 108 RBI (5th in the AL) and scoring 103 Runs (6th).  This season garnered him a top 12 AL MVP Vote.  He was also named 2009 AL Comeback Player of the Year. 

Adam Lind 2006-Present  1B/DH/LF  .265  117 HRs 412 RBI:  Lind looked poised and ready to be the next franchise player in 2009, hitting .305 with 35 HRs and driving in 114 RBI.  He finished 15h in AL MVP voting and took home a Silver Slugger Award.  Ever since, he has not been the same.  2013 may be his last chance to stay on the club.  A Career OPS of .776 isn’t bad.

Bautista’s Boys 2008-2012

Jose Bautista 2008-Present  3B/RF .262  140 HR 362 RBI:  Bautista is a top 5 power guy in the game of MLB right now and had shown masterful plate discipline and mechanics over the last 3 ALL-Star Seasons.  He has crushed 110 HRs in just 1414 AB or 1 HR per every 12.86 AB.  Bautista finished in the top 5 for AL MVP voting in 2010 and 2011.  He is a 2 time Hank Aaron Award Winner and possesses a Career OPS of .939 with the Jays.  He also led the league in Total Bases in 2010.  In 2011, he led the AL in BB/OBP and OPS.  This Jays also took home Silver Slugger Awards in 2010 and 2011.  The Jays faithful cant wait for ‘Joey Bats’ to hit in the middle of the lineup in the next 4 four years.

Edwin Encarnacion 2009-Present  1B/3B  .266   88 HRs 239 RBI:  What a 2012 year for EE, hitting .280 with 42 HRs and 11o RBI.  He finished 4th for HRs in the AL.  Enacarnacion has a newly extend 3 year contract with a 4th year as a club option.  Playing in a lineup with Bautista, he has a great chance to move up the ALL-Time list for Jays great players!

Honorable Mentions:

Reed Johnson, Alex Gonzalez, Raul Mondesi, Darrin Fletcher, Pat Borders, Roy Howell, Gregg Zaun and Troy Glaus.

Probably solid futures of Current Roster:

Brett Lawrie

J.P. Arencibia

The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise 1977-1993 Part 1 Of A 7 Part Series Click Here:

Franchise History Part 2 1994-2012:

The Hitters:  The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise Hitters: Part 3 Of A 7 Part Article Series: 

The Pitchers:  The Toronto Blue Jays Franchise Pitchers Part 4 Of A 7 Part Series

Skydome:  An Interview with ‘Rogers Centre Expert’ and “MLB reports Founder” Jonathan Hacohen Part 5 of 7

For Part 6 of the 7 Part Series:  Blue Jays 2013 Team Payroll Click here

For Part 7 of the 7 Part Series:  Blue Jays 2013 Team Payroll:  A Readers Thoughts, Click Here:

Prior to the 2011 year, Bautista signed a 5 YR/65 Million Dollar Contract with the Club after coming off of a Franchise Record 54 HRs. He hit 43 HRs in 2011 to lead the AL and take home a 2nd Hank Aaron Award and he was at 27 HRs halfway through the 2012 year when he was injured. The Jays are hoping he can set some more franchise records in the near future.

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at

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  1. That article just made me happy. You make my reminiscing easy on my mind as you brought up so many refreshing memories of Blue Jays years past…but there are going to many in the future, that much is now evident. Great article and a true joy to read.

    • Thanks as always Alex. The Jays fan have really given me a lot of awesome feedback so I will give the club the utmost attention when it comes to detail,

    • Yes, it is amazing for me, as a Blue Jays fan from Connecticut, to have connected with so many other die hard fans…there really is a great movement going on back around the Rogers Centre…I was always sort of an “orphan” as a Blue Jay fan in Red Sox-Yankees-Mets country, and it’s great to be exposed to such a vibrant and involved fan base! I have found me a home 🙂 And your articles are nothing short of awesome…

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