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1993 Toronto Blue Jays season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1993 Toronto Blue Jays
World Series Champions
American League Champions
American League East Champions
LeagueAmerican League
DivisionEast
BallparkSkyDome
CityToronto
Record95–67 (.586)
Divisional place1st
OwnersLabatt Breweries,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Paul Beeston (CEO)
General managersPat Gillick
ManagersCito Gaston
TelevisionCFTO-TV 9/CBLT–TV 5
(Don Chevrier, Tom Hutton, Brian Williams, Fergie Olver, Jim Hughson)
The Sports Network
(Jim Hughson, Buck Martinez)
RadioCJCL–AM 1430
(Tom Cheek, Jerry Howarth)
← 1992 Seasons 1994 →

The 1993 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 17th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing first in the American League East with a record of 95 wins and 67 losses.[1] They were shut out only once (on June 30, by Fernando Valenzuela) in 162 regular-season games. The Blue Jays would repeat as World Series champions and become the first back-to-back champions since the 19771978 New York Yankees. The American League Championship Series would see the Blue Jays play the Chicago White Sox. After defeating the White Sox in six games, the Blue Jays would beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, also in six games. The team would not qualify for the postseason again until the 2015 season.

This season marked the first time that a manager from the Blue Jays would manage the American League in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was the 64th Mid-Summer Classic and was played on July 13 at Camden Yards in Baltimore with Cito Gaston leading the American League squad. John Olerud, Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, and Paul Molitor were all starters for the American League. Pat Hentgen, Duane Ward and Devon White were named as reserves to the American League team. In the game, the American League defeated the National League by a score of 9–3. White, Alomar, Molitor, Carter and Olerud, batting first through fifth for most games, proved to be very strong offensively, and were nicknamed WAMCO.[2] When Rickey Henderson joined the Jays on July 31, and was placed as the leadoff hitter, the nickname (now for the first six in the batting order) was then able to be spelled HWAMCO or HWACOM.

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Transcription

Transactions

Transactions by the Toronto Blue Jays during the off-season before the 1993 season.[3]

October 1992

October 15 Butch Davis granted free agency (signed with Texas Rangers to a one-year, $130,000 on December 15, 1992).
Terry McGriff granted free agency (signed with Florida Marlins to a contract on December 9, 1992).
October 24 Tom Henke granted free agency (signed with Texas Rangers to a two-year, $8 million contract on December 15, 1992).
October 26 Mike Maksudian selected by the Minnesota Twins off of waivers.
October 27 Jimmy Key granted free agency (signed with New York Yankees to a four-year, $17 million contract on December 10, 1992).
October 28 Dave Stieb granted free agency (signed with Chicago White Sox to a one-year, $300,000 contract on December 8, 1992).
Pat Tabler granted free agency.
October 29 Mark Eichhorn granted free agency (signed with Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year, $850,000 contract on January 6, 1993).
Alfredo Griffin granted free agency (signed with Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year, $500,000 contract on January 8, 1993).
Rance Mulliniks granted free agency.
October 30 Joe Carter granted free agency (signed with Toronto Blue Jays to a three-year, $18.5 million contract on December 7, 1992).
David Cone granted free agency (signed with Kansas City Royals to a three-year, $18 million contract on December 8, 1992).
Candy Maldonado granted free agency (signed with Chicago Cubs to a two-year, $3.3 million contract on December 11, 1992).

November 1992

November 2 Dave Winfield granted free agency (signed with Minnesota Twins to a two-year, $5.425 million contract on December 17, 1992).
November 4 Manny Lee granted free agency (signed with Texas Rangers to a two-year, $3.2 million contract on December 19, 1992).
November 17 Signed amateur free agent Beiker Graterol to a contract.
Nigel Wilson selected by the Florida Marlins as the 2nd pick in the 1992 MLB Expansion Draft.
David Weathers selected by the Florida Marlins as the 29th pick in the 1992 MLB Expansion Draft.
Marcus Moore selected by the Colorado Rockies as the 56th pick in the 1992 MLB Expansion Draft.
November 27 Signed free agent Darnell Coles from the Cincinnati Reds to a two-year, $1 million contract.

December 1992

December 7 Graeme Lloyd drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1992 MLB Rule 5 draft.
Drafted Billy Taylor from the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 MLB Rule 5 draft.
Re-signed free agent Joe Carter to a three-year, $18.5 million contract.
Signed free agent Paul Molitor from the Milwaukee Brewers to a three-year, $12 million contract.
December 8 Signed free agent Danny Cox from the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year, $550,000 contract.
Signed free agent Dave Stewart from the Oakland Athletics to a two-year, $8.5 million contract.
Acquired Luis Sojo from the California Angels for Kelly Gruber.

January 1993

January 6 Re-signed free agent Mark Eichhorn to a one-year, $850,000 contract.
January 8 Re-signed free agent Alfredo Griffin to a one-year, $500,000 contract.
January 11 Signed free agent Tony Castillo from the Detroit Tigers to a one-year, $185,000 contract.
January 15 Signed free agent Dick Schofield from the California Angels to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

March 1993

March 16 Ricky Trlicek selected off of waviers by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
March 30 Player rights to Bob MacDonald sold to the Detroit Tigers.
Released David Wells.
Acquired Darrin Jackson from the San Diego Padres for Derek Bell and Stoney Briggs.

April 1993

April 3 Returned Billy Taylor to the Atlanta Braves.

Spring training

The Toronto Blue Jays spent their 17th spring training at Dunedin, Florida, while playing their home exhibition games at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field for the 4th Spring training season.

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 95 67 0.586 48–33 47–34
New York Yankees 88 74 0.543 7 50–31 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 10 48–33 37–44
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 10 44–37 41–40
Boston Red Sox 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 19 46–35 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 69 93 0.426 26 38–43 31–50

Record vs. opponents

Record Games Left
Opponent Home Road Total Home Road Total
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 4–2 4–3 8–5
Boston Red Sox 6–1 4–2 10–3
Cleveland Indians 4–2 5–2 9–4
Detroit Tigers 4–3 3–3 7–6
Milwaukee Brewers 3–4 5–1 8–5
New York Yankees 4–2 4–3 8–5
Totals 25–14 25–14 50–28
AL West
California Angels 5–1 3–3 8–4
Chicago White Sox 3–3 3–3 6–6
Kansas City Royals 3–3 1–5 4–8
Minnesota Twins 5–1 5–1 10–2
Oakland Athletics 2–4 5–1 7–5
Seattle Mariners 3–3 2–4 5–7
Texas Rangers 2–4 3–3 5–7
Totals 23–19 22–20 45–39
Grand Totals 48–33 47–34 95–67
Month Games Won Lost Pct.
April 23 13 10 .565
May 28 16 12 .571
June 28 19 9 .679
July 26 12 14 .462
August 29 17 12 .586
September 25 17 8 .680
October 3 1 2 .333
Totals 162 95 67 .586

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–8 7–5 8–5 8–4 6–7 10–2 7–5 4–8 5–8
Boston 7–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 6–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 6–7 9–3 7–5 6–6 3–10
California 5–7 5–7 7–6 5–7 4–8 6–7 7–5 4–9 6–6 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
Chicago 8–4 5–7 6–7 9–3 7–5 6–7 9–3 10–3 4–8 7–6 9–4 8–5 6–6
Cleveland 5–8 8–5 7–5 3–9 6–7 7–5 8–5 4–8 6–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 4–9
Detroit 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–7 7–6 5–7 8–5 6–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 6–7
Kansas City 5–7 7–5 7–6 7–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 7–6 6–6 6–7 7–6 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 5–8 8–5 5–7 3–9 5–8 5–8 7–5 7–5 4–9 7–5 4–8 4–8 5–8
Minnesota 4–8 5–7 9–4 3–10 8–4 6–6 6–7 5–7 4–8 8–5 4–9 7–6 2–10
New York 7–6 7–6 6–6 8–4 7–6 9–4 6–6 9–4 8–4 6–6 7–5 3–9 5–8
Oakland 2–10 3–9 7–6 6–7 4–8 4–8 7–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 9–4 5–8 5–7
Seattle 5–7 5–7 7–6 4–9 9–3 5–7 6–7 8–4 9–4 5–7 4–9 8–5 7–5
Texas 8–4 6–6 7–6 5–8 5–7 6–6 6–7 8–4 6–7 9–3 8–5 5–8 7–5
Toronto 8–5 10–3 8–4 6–6 9–4 7–6 4–8 8–5 10–2 8–5 7–5 5–7 5–7


Roster

1993 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Transactions

Transactions for the Toronto Blue Jays during the 1993 regular season.[4]

April 1993

April 8 Signed free agent Lee Stevens from the Montreal Expos to a contract.
April 13 Purchased the contract of Willie Cañate from the Cincinnati Reds.
April 15 Released Ken Dayley.
April 25 Signed free agent Scott Bailes from the Kansas City Royals to a contract.

June 1993

June 11 Acquired Tony Fernández from the New York Mets for Darrin Jackson.
June 17 Doug Linton selected off of waivers by the California Angels.

July 1993

July 31 Acquired Rickey Henderson from the Oakland Athletics for Steve Karsay and a player to be named later (José Herrera on August 6, 1993).

August 1993

August 12 Signed free agent Randy St. Claire from the Seattle Mariners to a contract.
Signed free agent Matt Young from the Cleveland Indians to a contract.

September 1993

September 8 Released Matt Young.

Game log

1993 regular season game log: 95–67 (Home: 48–33; Road: 47–34)[5]
April: 13–10 (Home: 9–4; Road: 4–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
1 April 6 @ Mariners 1–8 Johnson (1–0) Morris (0–1) 56,120 0–1 L1
2 April 7 @ Mariners 2–0 Leiter (1–0) Bosio (0–1) Ward (1) 27,837 1–1 W1
3 April 9 Indians 13–10 Eichhorn (1–0) Power (0–1) Ward (2) 50,533 2–1 W2
4 April 10 Indians 5–4 Stottlemyre (1–0) Nagy (0–2) Ward (3) 50,492 3–1 W3
5 April 11 Indians 6–10 Clark (1–0) Morris (0–2) Lilliquist (2) 47,194 3–2 L1
6 April 13 Mariners 6–5 Cox (1–0) Leary (0–1) Ward (4) 42,230 4–2 W1
7 April 14 Mariners 9–10 (10) DeLucia (1–0) Hentgen (0–1) Charlton (1) 43,054 4–3 L1
8 April 15 Mariners 3–1 Stottlemyre (2–0) Cummings (0–2) Ward (5) 46,272 5–3 W1
9 April 16 @ Indians 1–13 Nagy (1–2) Morris (0–3) 17,428 5–4 L1
10 April 17 @ Indians 8–1 Hentgen (1–1) Clark (1–1) 21,755 6–4 W1
11 April 18 @ Indians 5–6 Mutis (1–1) Leiter (1–1) Lilliquist (3) 24,368 6–5 L1
12 April 19 @ Indians 7–1 Guzmán (1–0) Bielecki (1–2) 11,750 7–5 W1
13 April 20 @ Royals 2–8 Appier (1–2) Stottlemyre (2–1) 14,985 7–6 L1
14 April 21 @ Royals 5–6 Montgomery (1–0) Timlin (0–1) 15,693 7–7 L2
15 April 22 @ Royals 6–3 Hentgen (2–1) Cone (0–4) 19,369 8–7 W1
16 April 23 7:38 p.m. EDT White Sox L 4–5 McCaskill (1–2) Leiter (1–2) Hernández (3) 2:38 50,494 8–8 L1
17 April 24 1:35 p.m. EDT White Sox W 10–4 Guzmán (2–0) Bolton (0–3) 2:58 50,518 9–8 W1
18 April 25 3:04 p.m. EDT White Sox W 1–0 Stottlemyre (3–1) Fernandez (2–2) Ward (6) 2:13 50,430 10–8 W2
19 April 26 Rangers 8–6 Morris (1–3) Lefferts (1–4) Ward (7) 47,368 11–8 W3
20 April 27 Rangers 4–3 Hentgen (3–1) Nen (0–1) Ward (8) 49,021 12–8 W4
21 April 28 Royals 3–5 Gardner (2–1) Brow (0–1) Montgomery (6) 49,073 12–9 L1
22 April 29 Royals 8–0 Guzmán (3–0) Pichardo (1–1) 49,114 13–9 W1
23 April 30 8:07 p.m. EDT @ White Sox L 2–10 Fernandez (3–2) Stottlemyre (3–2) 2:40 29,497 13–10 L1
May: 16–12 (Home: 7–6; Road: 9–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
24 May 1 7:05 p.m. EDT @ White Sox L 2–8 Álvarez (2–0) Morris (1–4) 2:49 35,378 13–11 L2
25 May 2 2:37 p.m. EDT @ White Sox W 6–1 Hentgen (4–1) McDowell (5–1) Cox (1) 2:30 25,715 14–11 W1
26 May 4 @ Rangers 2–3 Bohanon (1–0) Ward (0–1) Henke (5) 20,354 14–12 L1
27 May 5 @ Rangers 1–7 Rogers (3–1) Stottlemyre (3–3) 16,159 14–13 L2
28 May 6 Orioles 10–8 Cox (2–0) McDonald (2–3) Ward (9) 50,505 15–13 W1
29 May 7 Orioles 3–2 Eichhorn (2–0) Frohwirth (1–2) 50,498 16–13 W2
30 May 8 Orioles 3–6 Sutcliffe (3–2) Linton (0–1) Frohwirth (2) 50,507 16–14 L1
31 May 9 Orioles 3–4 Williamson (1–1) Ward (0–2) Olson (6) 50,473 16–15 L2
32 May 11 Tigers 7–12 Gullickson (1–0) Stottlemyre (3–4) 50,493 16–16 L3
33 May 12 Tigers 8–13 Krueger (3–1) Hentgen (4–2) Henneman (7) 50,488 16–17 L4
34 May 13 Tigers 6–5 Castillo (1–0) MacDonald (3–1) 50,507 17–17 W1
35 May 14 @ Yankees 8–6 Ward (1–2) Monteleone (3–3) 27,733 18–17 W2
36 May 15 @ Yankees 3–4 Pérez (2–2) Leiter (1–3) Farr (8) 31,372 18–18 L1
37 May 16 @ Yankees 12–6 Stottlemyre (4–4) Witt (2–1) 31,583 19–18 W1
38 May 17 @ Red Sox 9–3 Hentgen (5–2) Clemens (5–3) 30,057 20–18 W2
May 18 @ Red Sox Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: May 20)
39 May 19 @ Red Sox 5–10 Darwin (4–4) Stewart (0–1) 27,465 20–19 L1
40 May 20 @ Red Sox 4–3 Cox (3–0) Quantrill (2–3) Ward (10) 18,219 21–19 W1
41 May 21 Twins 11–2 Morris (2–4) Deshaies (5–3) 50,480 22–19 W2
42 May 22 Twins 7–0 Cox (4–0) Tapani (2–5) 50,510 23–19 W3
43 May 23 Twins 2–1 Hentgen (6–2) Erickson (2–6) Ward (11) 50,499 24–19 W4
44 May 24 Brewers 4–1 Stewart (1–1) Boddicker (3–3) Ward (12) 50,494 25–19 W5
45 May 25 Brewers 4–2 Guzmán (4–0) Wegman (3–7) Ward (13) 50,504 26–19 W6
46 May 26 Brewers 1–8 Navarro (3–3) Morris (2–5) 50,483 26–20 L1
47 May 27 Brewers 3–9 Bones (2–2) Leiter (1–4) 50,487 26–21 L2
48 May 28 @ Athletics 2–3 Witt (5–2) Cox (4–1) Honeycutt (1) 30,351 26–22 L3
49 May 29 @ Athletics 5–3 Stewart (2–1) Welch (4–4) Ward (14) 30,467 27–22 W1
50 May 30 @ Athletics 13–11 Cox (5–1) Mohler (0–1) Ward (15) 28,167 28–22 W2[permanent dead link]
51 May 31 @ Angels 10–5 Morris (3–5) Farrell (2–6) 30,620 29–22 W3
June: 19–9 (Home: 10–3; Road: 9–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
52 June 1 @ Angels 8–0 Leiter (2–4) Sanderson (7–3) 18,198 30–22 W4
53 June 2 @ Angels 7–6 Hentgen (7–2) Valera (3–4) Ward (16) 24,360 31–22 W5
54 June 4 Athletics 4–3 (12) Williams (1–0) Gossage (3–2) 50,507 32–22 W6
55 June 5 Athletics 9–5 Guzmán (5–0) Hillegas (2–5) 50,514 33–22 W7
56 June 6 Athletics 3–10 Darling (1–3) Morris (3–6) 50,505 33–23 L1
57 June 7 Angels 4–2 Leiter (3–4) Sanderson (7–4) Ward (17) 49,177 34–23 W1
58 June 8 Angels 14–6 Williams (2–0) Valera (3–5) 49,112 35–23 W2
59 June 9 Angels 4–6 Langston (7–1) Stewart (2–2) Frey (6) 50,503 35–24 L1
60 June 10 @ Tigers 3–5 Doherty (6–2) Guzmán (5–1) MacDonald (3) 27,551 35–25 L2
61 June 11 @ Tigers 1–6 Gullickson (4–2) Morris (3–7) 39,654 35–26 L3
62 June 12 @ Tigers 1–12 Moore (4–3) Leiter (3–5) 47,086 35–27 L4
63 June 13 @ Tigers 13–4 Hentgen (8–2) Leiter (6–2) 44,032 36–27 W1
64 June 14 @ Twins 3–4 Casian (1–0) Cox (5–2) Willis (1) 27,887 36–28 L1
65 June 15 @ Twins 6–3 Guzmán (6–1) Tapani (3–7) Ward (18) 31,759 37–28 W1
66 June 16 @ Twins 4–0 Morris (4–7) Erickson (3–7) 30,326 38–28 W2
67 June 17 Red Sox 7–0 Leiter (4–5) Quantrill (2–5) 50,528 39–28 W3
68 June 18 Red Sox 11–2 Hentgen (9–2) Clemens (7–6) 50,509 40–28 W4
69 June 19 Red Sox 9–4 Stewart (3–2) Darwin (5–7) 50,510 41–28 W5
70 June 20 Red Sox 3–2 (12) Timlin (1–1) Russell (0–1) 50,520 42–28 W6
71 June 22 Yankees 5–4 Williams (3–0) Howe (2–2) Ward (19) 50,513 43–28 W7
72 June 23 Yankees 3–4 Key (9–2) Stottlemyre (4–5) Farr (18) 50,520 43–29 L1
73 June 24 Yankees 7–2 Hentgen (10–2) Kamieniecki (2–2) 50,516 44–29 W1
74 June 25 @ Brewers 5–6 Fetters (1–0) Cox (5–3) 39,308 44–30 L1
75 June 26 @ Brewers 3–2 Guzmán (7–1) Eldred (9–8) Ward (20) 45,173 45–30 W1
76 June 27 @ Brewers 5–4 Morris (5–7) Wegman (4–13) Ward (21) 45,580 46–30 W2
77 June 28 @ Orioles 7–2 Stottlemyre (5–5) Sutcliffe (8–3) Leiter (1) 46,606 47–30 W3
78 June 29 @ Orioles 2–1 Hentgen (11–2) McDonald (4–7) Ward (22) 46,408 48–30 W4
79 June 30 @ Orioles 0–6 Valenzuela (3–7) Stewart (3–3) 46,409 48–31 L1
July: 13–15 (Home: 7–9; Road: 6–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
80 July 2 @ Royals 2–3 Gubicza (1–6) Cox (5–4) 23,832 48–32 L2
81 July 3 @ Royals 2–3 Cone (6–8) Morris (5–8) Montgomery (24) 28,060 48–33 L3
82 July 4 @ Royals 1–3 Haney (5–1) Stottlemyre (5–6) Montgomery (25) 40,329 48–34 L4
83 July 5 7:37 p.m. EDT White Sox L 3–4 Álvarez (8–4) Hentgen (11–3) Hernández (16) 2:53 50,508 48–35 L5
84 July 6 7:35 p.m. EDT White Sox W 5–1 Stewart (4–3) McDowell (12–6) 2:47 50,505 49–35 W1
85 July 7 7:36 p.m. EDT White Sox L 2–5 Fernandez (10–4) Guzmán (7–2) Hernández (17) 3:03 50,517 49–36 L1
86 July 8 Rangers 1–6 Rogers (6–6) Morris (5–9) 50,525 49–37 L2
87 July 9 Rangers 2–4 Pavlik (5–4) Stottlemyre (5–7) Henke (16) 50,506 49–38 L3
88 July 10 Rangers 7–10 Lefferts (2–7) Hentgen (11–4) Henke (17) 50,508 49–39 L4
89 July 11 Rangers 6–11 Leibrandt (9–4) Stewart (4–4) 50,516 49–40 L5
64th All-Star Game in Baltimore, Maryland
90 July 15 Royals 7–2 Leiter (5–5) Burgos (0–1) 50,503 50–40 W1
91 July 16 Royals 3–7 Haney (6–2) Morris (5–10) Montgomery (26) 50,531 50–41 L1
92 July 17 Royals 4–5 Gubicza (3–6) Cox (5–5) Montgomery (27) 50,512 50–42 L2
93 July 18 Royals 4–3 Hentgen (12–4) Pichardo (4–6) 50,524 51–42 W1
94 July 19 8:06 p.m. EDT @ White Sox W 15–7 Stewart (5–4) Bolton (1–6) 2:58 40,127 52–42 W1
95 July 20 8:07 p.m. EDT @ White Sox L 1–2 Fernandez (12–4) Guzmán (7–3) 2:11 30,454 52–43 L1
96 July 21 8:37 p.m. EDT @ White Sox W 4–1 Leiter (6–5) Álvarez (8–6) Ward (23) 3:08 30,900 53–43 W1
97 July 22 @ Rangers 8–7 Timlin (2–1) Carpenter (0–1) Ward (24) 38,198 54–43 W2
98 July 23 @ Rangers 5–6 Lefferts (3–7) Hentgen (12–5) Henke (21) 38,124 54–44 L1[permanent dead link]
99 July 24 @ Rangers 5–1 Stewart (6–4) Leibrandt (9–6) Ward (25) 38,457 55–44 W1
100 July 25 @ Rangers 9–7 Timlin (3–1) Henke (4–3) Ward (26) 40,277 56–44 W2
101 July 27 Orioles 6–5 Ward (2–2) Poole (1–1) 50,513 57–44 W3
102 July 28 Orioles 5–4 (10) Castillo (2–0) Williamson (5–2) 50,523 58–44 W4
103 July 29 Tigers 7–4 Castillo (3–0) Bolton (1–4) Ward (27) 50,528 59–44 W5
104 July 30 Tigers 5–8 Moore (7–5) Stewart (6–5) Henneman (17) 50,511 59–45 L1
105 July 31 Tigers 3–1 Timlin (4–1) Wells (10–7) Ward (28) 50,532 60–45 W1
August: 13–10 (Home: 7–6; Road: 6–4)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
106 August 1 Tigers 2–1 Morris (6–10) Henneman (2–2) 50,522 61–45 W2
107 August 2 @ Yankees 4–0 Stottlemyre (6–7) Abbott (8–9) Cox (2) 43,304 62–45 W3
108 August 3 @ Yankees 8–6 Hentgen (13–5) Muñoz (2–2) Leiter (2) 48,031 63–45 W4
109 August 4 @ Yankees 2–6 Kamieniecki (7–3) Stewart (6–6) 48,250 63–46 L1
110 August 5 @ Yankees 4–5 Key (13–4) Leiter (6–6) 52,493 63–47 L2
111 August 6 Brewers 11–10 (11) Leiter (7–6) Henry (2–4) 50,517 64–47 W1
112 August 7 Brewers 1–7 Miranda (1–2) Stottlemyre (6–8) 50,506 64–48 L1
113 August 8 Brewers 2–5 Bones (7–8) Hentgen (13–6) 50,510 64–49 L2
114 August 10 Twins 6–3 Stewart (7–6) Erickson (6–14) Ward (29) 50,530 65–49 W1
115 August 11 Twins 4–2 Guzmán (8–3) Deshaies (11–10) Ward (30) 50,525 66–49 W2
116 August 12 Twins 2–9 Tapani (7–11) Morris (6–11) 50,527 66–50 L1
117 August 13 @ Red Sox 3–5 Darwin (12–8) Stottlemyre (6–9) Russell (32) 34,276 66–51 L2
118 August 14 @ Red Sox 5–2 Hentgen (14–6) Dopson (7–8) Ward (31) 33,924 67–51 W1
119 August 15 @ Red Sox 9–1 Stewart (8–6) Clemens (9–10) 33,380 68–51 W2
120 August 16 @ Indians 4–1 Guzmán (9–3) Ojeda (0–1) Ward (32) 25,546 69–51 W3
121 August 17 @ Indians 6–4 Morris (7–11) Kramer (5–3) Ward (33) 40,253 70–51 W4
122 August 18 @ Indians 7–6 (11) Cox (6–5) Lilliquist (2–2) Ward (34) 24,003 71–51 W5
123 August 20 Mariners 1–4 Johnson (13–8) Hentgen (14–7) 50,527 71–52 L1
124 August 21 Mariners 2–5 Fleming (9–2) Stewart (8–7) Power (5) 50,519 71–53 L2
125 August 22 Mariners 12–7 Guzmán (10–3) Ontiveros (0–1) 50,511 72–53 W1
126 August 23 Indians 8–9 Hernandez (4–2) Eichhorn (2–1) DiPoto (4) 50,518 72–54 L1
127 August 24 Indians 8–6 Stottlemyre (7–9) Tavárez (2–2) Ward (35) 50,511 73–54 W1
128 August 25 Indians 10–7 Hentgen (15–7) Mesa (9–10) Ward (36) 50,525 74–54 W2
129 August 26 @ Mariners 3–6 Johnson (14–8) Stewart (8–8) Power (6) 28,463 74–55 L1
130 August 27 @ Mariners 6–7 Nelson (4–3) Williams (3–1) Plantenberg (1) 31,771 74–56 L2
131 August 28 @ Mariners 1–2 Bosio (7–7) Cox (6–6) Power (7) 56,076 74–57 L3
132 August 29 @ Mariners 6–2 Stottlemyre (8–9) Hanson (10–11) 34,593 75–57 W1
133 August 30 @ Athletics 4–2 Hentgen (16–7) Darling (5–7) Ward (37) 24,371 76–57 W2
134 August 31 @ Athletics 3–2 (10) Cox (7–6) Eckersley (2–2) Ward (38) 21,334 77–57 W3
September: 17–8 (Home: 7–5; Road: 10–3)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
135 September 1 @ Athletics 8–3 Guzmán (11–3) Mohler (1–6) 24,251 78–57 W4
136 September 3 @ Angels 1–4 Langston (15–6) Morris (7–12) Grahe (7) 23,834 78–58 L1
137 September 4 @ Angels 2–4 Magrane (1–1) Stottlemyre (8–10) Frey (12) 21,530 78–59 L2
138 September 5 @ Angels 1–5 Leftwich (2–4) Hentgen (16–8) 19,653 78–60 L3
139 September 7 Athletics 7–11 (11) Honeycutt (1–4) Castillo (3–1) 50,515 78–61 L4
140 September 8 Athletics 1–2 Witt (10–12) Ward (2–3) Eckersley (30) 50,329 78–62 L5
141 September 9 Athletics 4–7 Smithberg (1–0) Castillo (3–2) Eckersley (31) 50,518 78–63 L6
142 September 10 Angels 10–4 Stottlemyre (9–10) Leftwich (2–5) 50,522 79–63 W1
143 September 11 Angels 9–5 Hentgen (17–8) Hathaway (4–3) 50,529 80–63 W2
144 September 12 Angels 4–1 Stewart (9–8) Finley (14–12) Ward (39) 50,523 81–63 W3
145 September 14 @ Tigers 9–5 Guzmán (12–3) Davis (2–7) 23,674 82–63 W4
146 September 15 @ Tigers 14–8 Stottlemyre (10–10) Moore (12–9) Ward (40) 24,526 83–63 W5
147 September 17 @ Twins 4–2 Hentgen (18–8) Tapani (9–15) Ward (41) 24,113 84–63 W6
148 September 18 @ Twins 5–1 Stewart (10–8) Erickson (8–19) Timlin (1) 26,415 85–63 W7
149 September 19 @ Twins 10–0 Guzmán (13–3) Trombley (5–5) 23,775 86–63 W8
150 September 21 Red Sox 5–0 Stottlemyre (11–10) Clemens (11–14) 50,524 87–63 W9
151 September 22 Red Sox 5–7 (10) Ryan (6–2) Timlin (4–2) 50,532 87–64 L1
152 September 23 Red Sox 5–1 Stewart (11–8) Minchey (1–1) 50,528 88–64 W1
153 September 24 Yankees 7–3 Guzmán (14–3) Key (17–6) 50,517 89–64 W2
154 September 25 Yankees 3–1 Leiter (8–6) Tanana (0–2) Ward (42) 50,527 90–64 W3
155 September 26 Yankees 3–7 Abbott (11–13) Stottlemyre (11–11) 50,518 90–65 L1
156 September 27 @ Brewers 2–0 Hentgen (19–8) Eldred (16–16) Ward (43) 14,931 91–65 W1
157 September 28 @ Brewers 6–4 Stewart (12–8) Maysey (1–;2) Ward (44) 13,182 92–65 W2
158 September 29 @ Brewers 9–6 Eichhorn (3–1) Orosco (3–5) Ward (45) 13,508 93–65 W3
159 September 30 @ Orioles 6–2 Leiter (9–6) Rhodes (5–6) 45,653 94–65 W4
October: 1–2 (Home: 0–0; Road: 1–2)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Streak
160 October 1 @ Orioles 2–7 Valenzuela (8–10) Stottlemyre (11–12) 45,881 94–66 L1
161 October 2 @ Orioles 4–8 Sutcliffe (10–10) Hentgen (19–9) Mills (4) 46,094 94–67 L2
162 October 3 @ Orioles 11–6 Brow (1–1) McDonald (13–14) 45,913 95–67 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Blue Jays team member

Postseason Game log

1993 Postseason game log: 8–4 (Home: 3–3; Away: 5–1)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Series Box/
Streak
1 October 5 8:15 p.m. EDT @ White Sox W 7–3 Guzmán (1–0) McDowell (0–1) 3:38 46,246 1–0 W1
2 October 6 3:08 p.m. EDT @ White Sox W 3–1 Stewart (1–0) Fernandez (0–1) Ward (1) 3:00 46,101 2–0 W2
3 October 8 8:10 p.m. EDT White Sox L 1–6 Álvarez (1–0) Hentgen (0–1) 2:56 51,783 2–1 L1
4 October 9 8:15 p.m. EDT White Sox L 4–7 Belcher (1–0) Stottlemyre (0–1) Hernández (1) 3:30 51,889 2–2 L2
5 October 10 4:10 p.m. EDT White Sox W 5–3 Guzmán (2–0) McDowell (0–2) 3:09 51,375 3–2 W1
6 October 12 8:10 p.m. EDT @ White Sox W 6–3 Stewart (2–0) Fernandez (0–2) Ward (2) 3:31 45,527 4–2 W2
World Series vs. Philadelphia Phillies 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Away: 2–1)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Series Box/
Streak
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Blue Jays team member

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

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 Pat Borders 138 488 124 .254 9 55
1B John Olerud 158 551 200 .363 24 107
2B Roberto Alomar 153 589 192 .326 17 93
3B Ed Sprague 150 546 142 .260 12 73
SS Tony Fernández 94 353 108 .306 4 50
LF Rickey Henderson 44 163 35 .215 4 12
CF Devon White 146 598 163 .273 15 52
RF Joe Carter 155 603 153 .254 33 121
DH Paul Molitor 160 636 211 .332 22 111

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  • October 3, 1993: On the last day of the regular season, Roberto Alomar raised his batting average to .326, moving from fourth to third in the American League batting race; with John Olerud (.363) and Paul Molitor (.332) already first and second, respectively, this marked the first time in 100 years that the top three hitters in the league were from the same team;[7][8]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Darnell Coles 64 194 49 .253 4 26
Darrin Jackson 46 176 38 .216 5 19
Turner Ward 72 167 32 .192 4 28
Dick Schofield 36 110 21 .191 0 5
Randy Knorr 39 101 25 .248 4 20
Alfredo Griffin 46 95 20 .211 0 3
Rob Butler 17 48 13 .271 0 2
Willie Cañate 38 47 10 .213 1 3
Luis Sojo 19 47 8 .170 0 6
Domingo Cedeno 15 46 8 .174 0 7
Domingo Martinez 8 14 4 .286 1 3
Shawn Green 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Carlos Delgado 2 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Juan Guzmán 33 221 14 3 3.99 194
Pat Hentgen 34 216+13 19 9 3.87 122
Todd Stottlemyre 30 176+23 11 12 4.84 98
Dave Stewart 26 162 12 8 4.44 96
Jack Morris 27 152+23 7 12 6.19 103

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Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Al Leiter 34 105 9 6 4.11 66
Woody Williams 30 37 3 1 4.38 24
Scott Brow 6 18 1 1 6.00 7
Doug Linton 4 11 0 1 6.55 4
Huck Flener 6 6+23 0 0 4.05 2
Ken Dayley 2 23 0 0 0.00 2

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Relief pitchers

Note; G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Duane Ward 71 71+23 2 3 45 2.13 97
Danny Cox 44 83+23 7 6 2 3.12 87
Mark Eichhorn 54 72+23 3 1 0 2.72 47
Mike Timlin 54 55+23 4 2 1 4.69 49
Tony Castillo 51 50+23 3 2 0 3.38 28

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American League Championship Series

Game 1

October 5, Comiskey Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 7 17 1
Chicago 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 X 3 6 1
W: Juan Guzmán (1–0)  L: Jack McDowell (0–1)  
HRs: TORPaul Molitor (1)

The ALCS opened at Comiskey Park with a battle of aces, as Toronto threw Juan Guzmán against Chicago's Jack McDowell, the eventual 1993 American League Cy Young Award winner. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth, when Jays third baseman Ed Sprague stroked a triple to right field that scored John Olerud and Paul Molitor. The White Sox took a 3–2 lead in the bottom of the fourth with RBI base hits by Ozzie Guillén and Tim Raines, but Toronto stormed back in its half of the fifth with a two-run double by Olerud and a run-scoring single by Molitor. The Jays' designated hitter added a two-run homer in the seventh that finally chased McDowell, and the Chicago batters could muster nothing more against Toronto's bullpen as the Jays took the game 7–3 and a 1–0 lead in the series.

Game 2

October 6, Comiskey Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
W: Dave Stewart (1–0)  L: Alex Fernandez (0–1)  SV: Duane Ward (1)
HRs: None

In Game 2, the Jays' Dave Stewart faced off against the Sox' Alex Fernandez. Toronto struck in the first when Rickey Henderson reached on an error by Dan Pasqua and later scored on a fielder's choice by Roberto Alomar, but the Pale Hose tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Stewart walked the bases loaded and then unleashed a wild pitch, scoring Raines. The contest remained knotted at one-all until the top of the fourth, when the Jays touched Fernandez for two runs via singles by Tony Fernández and Pat Borders. As in the first game, the ChiSox could not solve Toronto's relievers, and Duane Ward (who had notched a league-leading 45 saves during the regular season) secured his first playoff save as the Jays took a 2–0 lead in the series with a 3–1 victory.

Game 3

October 8, SkyDome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 0
Toronto 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
W: Wilson Álvarez (1–0)  L: Pat Hentgen (0–1)  
HRs: None

The series shifted north of the border for Game 3, featuring Chicago's Wilson Álvarez taking on Toronto's Pat Hentgen. The two starters traded zeroes until the South Siders erupted with a five-run third, including a pair of two-run singles by Ellis Burks and Lance Johnson. The Blue Jays got a run in the bottom half of the frame when Henderson doubled, stole third, and scored on a Devon White single, but Hentgen was pulled in the fourth after giving up back-to-back base hits. His replacement on the mound, Danny Cox, gave up another run when a Robin Ventura sacrifice fly plated Guillén. This was more than enough for Alvarez, who went the distance as the Pale Hose cut Toronto's series lead to 2–1.

Game 4

October 9, SkyDome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 7 11 0
Toronto 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 0
W: Tim Belcher (1–0)  L: Todd Stottlemyre (0–1)  SV: Roberto Hernández (1)
HRs: CHIFrank Thomas (1), Lance Johnson (1)

In the fourth game, the ChiSox sent Jason Bere to the hill against the Jays' Todd Stottlemyre. The South Siders took a 2–0 lead in the top of the second thanks to a home run by Johnson, but Toronto came back in the third with an RBI double from Alomar and a two-run single by Joe Carter, after which Pale Hose skipper Gene Lamont yanked Bere and replaced him with Tim Belcher. Chicago reclaimed its two-run advantage in the sixth when Frank Thomas tattooed a solo homer and Johnson tripled to center, scoring Burks and Bo Jackson. In the bottom of the inning, another RBI double from Alomar cut the lead to one, but the White Sox again restored their two-run lead in the seventh with a groundout from Joey Cora that scored Guillén and then extended it to three runs in the ninth with a single by Ventura. Roberto Hernández shut the door on the Jays in the bottom half of the inning, and the series was tied at two games apiece.

Game 5

October 10, SkyDome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 5 1
Toronto 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 X 5 14 0
W: Juan Guzmán (2–0)  L: Jack McDowell (0–2)  
HRs: CHIEllis Burks (1), Robin Ventura (1)

Game 5 was a rematch of Game 1, with McDowell facing Guzmán. In the first, Henderson doubled to left and then tried to steal third, but McDowell's throwing error resulted in Henderson coming home for a 1–0 Toronto lead. The Jays tacked on single runs in the second, third, and fourth, but Burks broke the shutout in the Chicago fifth with a solo home run. In the seventh, Scott Radinsky and Hernández came in to stop the bleeding for the ChiSox, but they combined to give up another run. In the ninth, Ward entered to close out the game and Ventura greeted him with a two-run shot, but he maintained his composure and struck out Jackson to give Toronto a 3–2 ALCS lead.

Game 6

October 12, Comiskey Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 0
Chicago 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 3
W: Dave Stewart (2–0)  L: Alex Fernandez (0–2)  SV: Duane Ward (2)
HRs: TORDevon White (1); CHIWarren Newson (1)

The series returned to the Windy City for Game 6, as Stewart again faced Fernandez. In the top of the second, Borders ripped a two-run single that gave the Jays the lead, but the Pale Hose tied it in the third with a bases-loaded walk by Thomas and a fielder's choice from Ventura. In the fourth, Toronto took the lead back when Molitor reached on an error by Ventura and came home on a fielder's choice by Borders. The game stayed that way until the ninth, when White homered and Molitor cracked a two-run triple to right, giving the Jays a 6–2 lead. ChiSox reserve outfielder Warren Newson tagged Ward for a solo homer in the ninth, but the Jays closer recovered and induced a flyout from Raines, sealing the game 6–3 and Toronto's second American League pennant in a row.

World Series

Game 1

October 16, 1993, at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The 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 came in the middle innings. With Toronto behind 4–3 in the 5th inning, Devon White hit a solo home run to tie the game. The next inning, John Olerud hit a solo home run of his own to put Toronto on top. Toronto added three insurance runs in the bottom of the 7th and held on to win 8–5. Al Leiter pitched 223 innings—in relief of a sporadic Juan Guzman, who walked four in just five innings—for his first World Series win. John Kruk had three hits for Philadelphia.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 11 1
Toronto 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 X 8 10 3
W: Al Leiter (1–0)   L: Curt Schilling (0–1)  S: Duane Ward (1)
HRTOR: Devon White (1), John Olerud (1)

Game 2

October 17, 1993, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In the second game of the series, Dave Stewart was on the mound for Toronto and Terry Mulholland started for Philadelphia. Philadelphia jumped out to an early lead: in the third inning, Jim Eisenreich followed John Kruk and Dave Hollins RBI singles with a three-run home run to deep right-centre. Toronto got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning courtesy of a Joe Carter two-run home run to left (his second most important home run of the series by a wide margin), but the Jays were unable to mount a significant offensive push later in the game. Philadelphia held on to win 6–4. Terry Mulholland pitched 523 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, for the win.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 12 0
Toronto 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 0
W: Terry Mulholland (1–0)   L: Dave Stewart (0–1)  S: Mitch Williams (1)
HR: PHIJim Eisenreich (1), Lenny Dykstra (1)  TORJoe Carter (1)

Game 3

October 19, 1993, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

For Toronto, Pat Hentgen faced off against Philadelphia starter Danny Jackson in Game 3. Hentgen pitched a strong 6 innings, allowing just 1 run, and the Toronto offense took care of the rest. Toronto won 10–3.

Toronto manager Cito Gaston was faced with an unusual and difficult decision prior to game time. As the series switched the National League ballpark, Gaston was forced to sit one player from his regular line-up as the designated hitter (DH) would not be allowed to play. As regular DH Paul Molitor had been a hot hand in the line-up, Gaston elected to sit firstbaseman John Olerud and place Molitor at first base. The decision was potentially controversial as Olerud led the American League in batting during the year with a .363 average and Molitor was the less sure-handed fielder. Molitor, however, put these concerns to rest, going 3 for 4, hitting a home run in the 3rd inning, and driving in 3 runs.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 10 13 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 9 0
W: Pat Hentgen (1–0)   L: Danny Jackson (0–1)  
HR: TORPaul Molitor (1)  PHIMilt Thompson (1)

Game 4

October 20, 1993, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

In the fourth game of the series, Todd Stottlemyre started for Toronto while Tommy Greene started for Philadelphia. The starters are notable because neither lasted three innings.

In one of the more unusual plays in World Series history, Todd Stottlemyre, trying to go first to third on a Roberto Alomar single in the 2nd inning, did a bellyflop diving into third base, where he was called out. Todd's awkward dive resulted in an abrasion on his chin and appeared to shake him up in the next inning, during which he surrendered a Lenny Dykstra two-run home run. Stottlemyre was pulled after the second inning, having already given up six runs. (Tommy Greene fared little better, being pulled after giving up seven runs in 213 innings.)

Philadelphia took a commanding 12–7 lead in the 5th inning, courtesy of two-run home runs from Darren Daulton and Dykstra, and a run-scoring double from Milt Thompson.

Toronto fought back from a 14–9 deficit in the 8th inning, scoring six runs on run scoring hits from Paul Molitor, Tony Fernández, Rickey Henderson, and Devon White. Duane Ward pitched the final 113 innings, preserving the 15–14 victory. Three new World Series records included the longest game at four hours fourteen minutes (4:14), most runs by both clubs with twenty-nine (29), and runs scored by a losing team with fourteen (14).

Also, Charlie Williams became the first African American to serve as the home plate umpire for a World Series game.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 6 0 15 18 0
Philadelphia 4 2 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 14 14 0
W: Tony Castillo (1–0)   L: Mitch Williams (0–1)  S: Duane Ward (2)
HR: PHILenny Dykstra 2 (3), Darren Daulton (1)

Game 5

October 21, 1993, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

The offenses were due for an off-day, and it came in Game 5 courtesy of a Curt Schilling (Philadelphia) and Juan Guzman (Toronto) pitching duel. Schilling shut down the previously unstoppable Toronto offense, limiting the team to just five hits and no runs. Guzman pitched well in a losing effort, allowing only two runs and five hits in seven innings of work.

The two runs scored as a result of scrappy play from the Philadelphia offense. In the first inning, Lenny Dykstra walked, stole second, moved to third on a Pat Borders throwing error, and scored on a John Kruk ground out. In the second inning, Darren Daulton opened with a double, took third on a ground out, and scored on a Kevin Stocker single.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Philadelphia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 5 1
W: Curt Schilling (1–1)   L: Juan Guzman (1–1)  

Game 6

October 23, 1993, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The sixth game in the series was a rematch between Game 2 starters Terry Mulholland and Dave Stewart, who would have similar results. Toronto opened up the scoring in the bottom of the first with a run-scoring Paul Molitor triple, Joe Carter sacrifice fly, and Roberto Alomar RBI single. Molitor added a solo home run in the 5th inning, bringing the score to 5–1 for Toronto.

In the 7th inning, Philadelphia fought back with five runs to take a 6–5 lead. Lenny Dykstra hit a three-run home run, Dave Hollins had an RBI single and Pete Incaviglia hit a sacrifice fly. The inning brought an end to Dave Stewart's night, leaving the game with 6 innings pitched and 4 runs given up.

Philadelphia closer Mitch Williams came on to the pitch the bottom of the 9th with Philadelphia clinging to a 6–5 lead. After beginning the inning by walking Rickey Henderson, Williams tried to counter Henderson's speed by pitching out of a slide-step style of pitching delivery. Prior to Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, Williams never used the slide-step delivery in his career. This may have cut back on the velocity of the hard throwing Williams. The walk to Henderson was followed by a Devon White fly out and a single by Paul Molitor. Joe Carter came up next and, on a two strike pitch, he hit an inside pitch just over the left field fence for a three-run walk-off home run, giving the Blue Jays a come-from-behind 8–6 victory, and the World Series crown. This was the last major North American professional sports championship won by a Canadian-based team until 2019, when the Toronto Raptors, a team that was formed in 1995, defeated the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in a six-game NBA Finals.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 7 0
Toronto 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 10 2
W: Duane Ward (1–0)   L: Mitch Williams (0–2)  
HR: PHILenny Dykstra (4)  TORPaul Molitor (2), Joe Carter (2)

Postseason Game Log

Legend
Blue Jays win Blue Jays loss Game postponed
1993 Playoff Game Log
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Series Report
1 October 5 @ White Sox 7–3 Guzman (1–0) McDowell (0–1) Comiskey Park 46,246 1–0 W1
2 October 6 @ White Sox 3–1 Stewart (1–0) Fernandez (0–1) Ward (1) Comiskey Park 46,101 2–0 W2
3 October 8 White Sox 1–6 Álvarez (1–0) Hentgen (0–1) SkyDome 51,783 2–1 L1
4 October 9 White Sox 4–7 Belcher (1–0) Stottlemyre (0–1) Hernández (1) SkyDome 51,889 2–2 L2
5 October 10 White Sox 5–3 Guzman (2–0) McDowell (0–2) SkyDome 51,375 3–2 W1
6 October 12 @ White Sox 6–3 Stewart (2–0) Fernandez (0–2) Ward (2) Comiskey Park 45,527 4–2 W2
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Series Report
1 October 16 Phillies 8–5 Leiter (1–0) Schilling (0–1) Ward (1) SkyDome 52,011 1–0 W1
2 October 17 Phillies 4–6 Mulholland (1–0) Stewart (0–1) Williams (1) SkyDome 52,062 1–1 L1
3 October 19 @ Phillies 10–3 Hentgen (1–0) Jackson (0–1) Veterans Stadium 62,689 2–1 W1
4 October 20 @ Phillies 15–14 Castillo (1–0) Williams (0–1) Ward (2) Veterans Stadium 62,731 3–1 W2
5 October 21 @ Phillies 0–2 Schilling (1–1) Guzman (0–1) Veterans Stadium 62,706 3–2 L1
6 October 23 Phillies 8–6 Ward (1–0) Williams (0–2) SkyDome 52,195 4–2 W1

Awards and honours

Awards

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Roberto Alomar Gold Glove Award November 1993
Paul Molitor Babe Ruth Award November 1993
Player of the Month Award May 1993
Silver Slugger Award November 1993
John Olerud AL Player of the Week May 31–June 6, 1993
AL Player of the Month April 1993
AL Player of the Month June 1993
AL Batting Champion, .363 Batting average October 1993
Hutch Award[9] November 1993
Devon White Gold Glove Award November 1993
Playoffs
Player Award Awarded
Dave Stewart ALCS MVP October 1993
Paul Molitor World Series MVP October 1993

64th MLB All-Star Game

Infielders

Pos # Player League AB H RBI
2B 12 Roberto Alomar American League
Starter
3 1 1
1B  9 John Olerud American League
Starter
2 0 0

Outfielders

Pos # Player League AB H RBI
RF 29 Joe Carter American League
Starter
3 1 0
OF 25 Devon White American League 2 1 1

Designated Hitter

# Player League AB H RBI
19 Paul Molitor American League
Starter
1 0 0

Pitchers

# Player League IP SO
41 Pat Hentgen American League did not pitch
31 Duane Ward American League 1 2

Manager

# Manager League Position
43 Cito Gaston American League Manager[11]

Coach

# Coach League Position
42 Galen Cisco American League Pitching
 8 John Sullivan American League Bullpen
18 Gene Tenace American League Bench

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Nick Leyva and Bob Didier
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Garth Iorg
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Dennis Holmberg
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League Jim Nettles
A-Short Season St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Héctor Torres
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Omar Malavé

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References

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  7. ^ Blue Jays Timeline BlueJays.com. Accessed on July 27, 2012.
  8. ^ 1893 National League Batting Leaders Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed on July 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "Hutch Award". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  10. ^ "1993 Toronto Blue Jays". oshof.ca. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "Blue Jays All-Stars". Toronto Blue Jays.
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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