(1992 – 1993)
A wonderful season was coming. The Toronto Blue Jays were about to win their first World Series title and make history in the Major League Baseball.The Commissioner's Trophy was awaiting for them, but before they established their selves in the decade of the 90s Toronto experienced several changes in the roster and also tried to change thecourse of the team with different managers.
Since 1985, the Canadian team showed in the East Division that they were as a serious contender in the League. And it was under Bobby Cox coachingstrategies that the Blue Jays won their first Division title against the New York Yankees with an outstanding finishing record of 99-6.
However, that year Kansas City rallied to dominate the series for a4-3 overall win.
Later on in that decade, in 1989, the Blue Jays made it to the American League final leaving on the way the Baltimore Orioles, but had the same luck, this time against Oakland.Two years later, the team came back to the show with Gene Tenace as a manager, taking the place of Cito Gaston who managed the team for the last three years. Jays General Manager Pat Gillick stunnedwith a four-player trade sending Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter who became a decisive player for the Jays.
Toronto won the Easttitle over the Boston Red Sox with 91 wins. Unfortunately the Blue Jays fell in the ALCS to the Minnesota Twins for the third time in the history of the club.
The hopes seemed to vanish and theWorld Series appeared to be denied to the Jays.
But maybe it was Gillick's vision that built the Jays’ strength and guided them to their first American League title. In 1992, he signed veteranpitcher Jack Morris and Dave Winfield while Gaston made his comeback. The Blue Jays made it to the World Series after beating the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS.
On the other side, the Atlanta Braves...