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1992 Toronto Blue Jays
1992 AL East Champions
1992 AL Champions
1992 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
*American League (since 1977)
:*Eastern Division (since 1977)
Location
*SkyDome (since 1989)
*Toronto (since 1977)
Results
Record 96–66 (.592)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Paul Beeston (CEO)
General manager(s) Pat Gillick
Manager(s) Cito Gaston
Local television CFTO-TV 9
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Jim Hughson, Buck Martinez)
Local radio CJCL–AM 1430
(Tom Cheek, Jerry Howarth)
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The 1992 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 16th season of Major League Baseball. Toronto finished first in the American League East for the fourth time with a record of 96 wins and 66 losses, closing the season with an attendance record of 4,028,318.[1] Toronto was not swept in a single series all year, becoming the first team in 49 years to accomplish the feat.[2]

In the American League Championship Series, the Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics in six games for their first American League pennant in four tries. In the World Series, Toronto faced the Atlanta Braves, who had won their second straight National League pennant, but lost the previous year's World Series. The Blue Jays prevailed in six games, becoming the first non-U.S.-based team to win a World Series.

OffseasonEdit

  • October 28, 1991: Cory Snyder was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[3]
  • December 12, 1991: Eric Plunk was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]
  • December 18, 1991: The Blue Jays sign pitcher Jack Morris as a free agent.[5]
  • December 19, 1991: Dave Winfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[6]
  • March 27, 1992: Eric Plunk was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]

Spring trainingEdit

The Toronto Blue Jays spent their 16th spring training at Dunedin, Florida, while playing their home exhibition games at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field for the 3rd spring training season.

Regular seasonEdit

Despite their post-season success, the Blue Jays had many ups and downs during the regular season. The Jays started off winning the first six games of the regular season and Roberto Alomar was named the AL Player of the Month for the month of April.

On August 25, they had lost six of their last seven games and were only two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the standings.[7] At this point, general manager Pat Gillick decided to acquire a fiery right-hander from the New York Mets named David Cone. The trade resulted in the Jays sending minor league prospect Ryan Thompson and utility infielder Jeff Kent to the Mets.[8] The deal sent the message that the Blue Jays were committed to winning. Cone would have 4 wins, 3 losses and a 2.55 ERA.[9]

The regular season also marked the end of the road for Dave Stieb, who made his last start for the Blue Jays on August 8 and only lasted three innings.[10] On September 23, Stieb announced that he was finished for the season. 1992 was Stieb's final season for the Jays before briefly coming out of retirement years later.

Four days later, on September 27, Jack Morris would make club history by becoming the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in a season. Morris would have to wait through a two-hour rain delay at Yankee Stadium to get the win.[10]

Heading into the last weekend of the season, only the Milwaukee Brewers were still in contention. Led by manager Phil Garner, the Brewers had won 22 of 29 games since August 29.[1] The Brewers trailed the Blue Jays by 2 games, and the Jays were heading into a weekend series vs. the Detroit Tigers. On October 3, Juan Guzmán had a one-hitter through eight innings and Duane Ward picked up the save as the Jays won the game 3-1 and clinched the American League East Division title.[1]

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 53–28 43–38
Milwaukee Brewers 92 70 0.568 4 53–28 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549 7 43–38 46–35
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
New York Yankees 76 86 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
Detroit Tigers 75 87 0.463 21 38–42 37–45
Boston Red Sox 73 89 0.451 23 44–37 29–52
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AL East
Baltimore Orioles 5–2 3–3 8–5
Boston Red Sox 3–3 3–4 6–7
Cleveland Indians 4–3 3–3 7–6
Detroit Tigers 4–2 4–3 8–5
Milwaukee Brewers 3–3 2–5 5–8
New York Yankees 6–1 5–1 11–2
AL West
California Angels 5–1 2–4 7–5
Chicago White Sox 5–1 2–4 7–5
Kansas City Royals 4–2 3–3 7–5
Minnesota Twins 4–2 3–3 7–5
Oakland Athletics 3–3 3–3 6–6
Seattle Mariners 3–3 5–1 8–4
Texas Rangers 4–2 5–1 9–3
Grand Totals 53–28 43–38 96–66
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April 23 16 7 Template:Winning percentage
May 27 15 12 Template:Winning percentage
June 26 14 12 Template:Winning percentage
July 26 16 10 Template:Winning percentage
August 30 14 16 Template:Winning percentage
September 27 18 9 Template:Winning percentage
October 3 3 0 Template:Winning percentage
Totals 162 96 66 Template:Winning percentage

Record vs. opponents Edit

Opening Day startersEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1992 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers

11 David Cone 48 Mark Eichhorn 66 Juan Guzmán 50 Tom Henke 41 Pat Hentgen 22 Jimmy Key 28 Al Leiter 26 Doug Linton 45 Bob MacDonald 47 Jack Morris 37 Dave Stieb 30 Todd Stottlemyre 40 Mike Timlin 35 Ricky Trlicek 31 Duane Ward 53 David Weathers 36 David Wells

Catchers

10 Pat Borders 27 Randy Knorr 21 Greg Myers 33 Ed Sprague Infielders 12 Roberto Alomar  4 Alfredo Griffin 17 Kelly Gruber 11 Jeff Kent  2 Manuel Lee 21 Mike Maksudian 19 Domingo Martínez  9 John Olerud 16 Tom Quinlan 15 Pat Tabler  1 Eddie Zosky

Outfielders

14 Derek Bell 29 Joe Carter 20 Rob Ducey 23 Candy Maldonado 24 Turner Ward 25 Devon White 32 Dave Winfield Other batters  5 Rance Mulliniks

Manager

43 Cito Gaston Coaches  3 Bob Bailor (first base) 42 Galen Cisco (pitching)  7 Rich Hacker (third base) 39 Larry Hisle (hitting)  8 John Sullivan (bullpen) 18 Gene Tenace (bench)

Game LogEdit

Legend
Blue Jays win Blue Jays loss Game postponed
1992 Game Log: 96–66 (Home: 53–28; Road: 43–38)[17]

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Borders, PatPat Borders 138 480 116 .242 13 53
1B Olerud, JohnJohn Olerud 138 458 130 .284 16 66
2B Alomar, RobertoRoberto Alomar 152 571 177 .310 8 76
3B Gruber, KellyKelly Gruber 120 446 102 .229 11 43
SS Lee, ManuelManuel Lee 128 396 104 .263 3 39
LF Maldonado, CandyCandy Maldonado 137 489 133 .272 20 66
CF White, DevonDevon White 153 641 159 .248 17 60
RF Carter, JoeJoe Carter 158 622 164 .264 34 119
DH Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 156 583 169 .290 26 108

Other battersEdit

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
Kent, JeffJeff Kent 65 192 46 .240 8 35
Bell, DerekDerek Bell 61 161 39 .242 2 12
Griffin, AlfredoAlfredo Griffin 63 150 35 .233 0 10
Tabler, PatPat Tabler 49 135 34 .252 0 16
Myers, GregGreg Myers 22 61 14 .230 1 13
Sprague, EdEd Sprague 22 47 11 .234 1 7
Ward, TurnerTurner Ward 18 29 10 .345 1 3
Ducey, RobRob Ducey 23 21 1 .048 0 0
Knorr, RandyRandy Knorr 8 19 5 .263 1 2
Quinlan, TomTom Quinlan 13 15 1 .067 0 2
Martinez, DomingoDomingo Martinez 7 8 5 .625 1 3
Zosky, EddieEddie Zosky 8 7 2 .286 0 1
Maksudian, MikeMike Maksudian 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Mulliniks, RanceRance Mulliniks 3 2 1 .500 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Morris, JackJack Morris 34 240⅔ 21 6 4.04 132
Key, JimmyJimmy Key 33 216⅔ 13 13 3.53 117
Guzmán, JuanJuan Guzmán 28 180⅔ 16 5 2.64 165
Stottlemyre, ToddTodd Stottlemyre 28 174 12 11 4.50 98
Stieb, DaveDave Stieb 21 96⅓ 4 6 5.04 45
Cone, DavidDavid Cone 8 53 4 3 2.55 47

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Wells, DavidDavid Wells 41 120 7 9 5.40 62
Linton, DougDoug Linton 8 24 1 3 8.63 16

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Henke, TomTom Henke 57 3 2 34 2.26 46
Ward, DuaneDuane Ward 79 7 4 12 1.95 103
Hentgen, PatPat Hentgen 28 5 2 0 5.36 39
MacDonald, BobBob MacDonald 27 1 0 0 4.37 26
Timlin, MikeMike Timlin 26 0 2 1 4.12 35
Eichhorn, MarkMark Eichhorn 23 2 0 0 4.35 19
Weathers, DavidDavid Weathers 2 0 0 0 8.10 3
Trlicek, RickyRicky Trlicek 2 0 0 0 10.80 1
Leiter, AlAl Leiter 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Postseason Edit

American League Championship SeriesEdit

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The Toronto Blue Jays entered the series with a three-man pitching rotation of Jack Morris, David Cone, and Juan Guzmán.[18]

Game 1Edit

October 7, Skydome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 030 000 001 461
Toronto 000 011 010 390
W: Jeff Russell (1-0)   L: Jack Morris (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (1)
HR: OAKMark McGwire (1) Terry Steinbach (1) Harold Baines (1)   TORPat Borders (1) Dave Winfield (1)

Game 2Edit

October 8, Skydome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 000 000 001 160
Toronto 000 020 10X 340
W: David Cone (1-0)   L: Mike Moore (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (1)
HR: TORKelly Gruber (1)

Game 3Edit

October 10, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 010 110 211 791
Oakland 000 200 210 5133
W: Juan Guzmán (1-0)   L: Ron Darling (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (2)
HR: TORRoberto Alomar (1) Candy Maldonado (1)

Game 4Edit

October 11, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

The defining moment of the Series came in the ninth inning of Game 4, when Toronto second baseman Roberto Alomar hit a game-tying 2-run home run off Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley. The Blue Jays would eventually win the game 7-6 in 11 innings and take a 3-1 series lead.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toronto 010 000 032 01 7174
Oakland 005 001 000 00 6122
W: Duane Ward (1-0)   L: Kelly Downs (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (3)
HR: TORJohn Olerud (1) Roberto Alomar (2)

Game 5Edit

October 12, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 100 100 273
Oakland 201 030 00X 680
W: Dave Stewart (1-0)   L: David Cone (1-1)
HR: OAKRubén Sierra (1)   TORDave Winfield (2)

Game 6Edit

October 14, Skydome

With their victory in game 6, the 1992 Blue Jays became the first non-American-based team to go to the World Series.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 000 001 010 271
Toronto 204 010 02X 9130
W: Juan Guzmán (2-0)   L: Mike Moore (0-2)
HR: TORJoe Carter (1) Candy Maldonado (2)

World Series Edit

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Game 1Edit

October 17, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 100 000 140
Atlanta 000 003 00X 340
W: Tom Glavine (1-0)   L: Jack Morris (0-1)  
HR: TORJoe Carter (1)  ATLDamon Berryhill (1)

Game 2Edit

October 18, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 020 012 592
Atlanta 010 120 000 451
W: Duane Ward (1-0)   L: Jeff Reardon (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (1)
HR: TOREd Sprague (1)

Game 3Edit

October 20, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 000 001 010 290
Toronto 000 100 011 361
W: Duane Ward (2-0)   L: Steve Avery (0-1)  
HR: TORJoe Carter (2), Kelly Gruber (1)

Game 4Edit

October 21, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 000 000 010 150
Toronto 001 000 100 260
W: Jimmy Key (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (1-1)  S: Tom Henke (2)
HR: TORPat Borders (1)

Game 5Edit

October 22, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 100 150 000 7130
Toronto 010 100 000 260
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: Jack Morris (0-2)  S: Mike Stanton (1)
HR: ATLDavid Justice (1), Lonnie Smith (1)

Game 6Edit

October 24, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toronto 100 100 00002 4141
Atlanta 001 000 00101 381
W: Jimmy Key (2-0)   L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)  S: Mike Timlin (1)
HR: TORCandy Maldonado (1)

Postseason Game LogEdit

Legend
Blue Jays win Blue Jays loss Game postponed
1992 Playoff Game Log

Award winnersEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Roberto Alomar AL Player of the Week April 20–26, 1992
Player of the Month Award April 1992
Silver Slugger Award November 1992
Gold Glove Award November 1992
Joe Carter AL Player of the Week June 8–14, 1992
AL Player of the Week August 10–16, 1992
Devon White Gold Glove Award November 1992
Dave Winfield Silver Slugger Award November 1992
Babe Ruth Award November 1992
Playoffs
Player Award Awarded
Roberto Alomar ALCS MVP October 1992
Pat Borders World Series MVP October 1992

The 1992 Toronto Blue Jays were inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.[19]

63rd MLB All-Star GameEdit

Template:Main article Infielders

Pos # Player League AB H RBI
2B 12 Alomar, RobertoRoberto Alomar American League
Starter
3 1 0

Outfielders

Pos # Player League AB H RBI
RF 29 Carter, JoeJoe Carter American League
Starter
3 2 1

Pitchers

# Player League IP SO
66 Guzmán, JuanJuan Guzmán American League 1 2[20]

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager Record Result Postseason
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Nick Leyva 60–83 4th, East Did not qualify
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Garth Iorg 56–88 5th, West Did not qualify
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Dennis Holmberg 78–59 2nd, West Lost to Clearwater, 0–2, in Quarter-finals
A Myrtle Beach Hurricanes South Atlantic League Doug Ault 71–65 3rd, South Defeated Columbus, 2–0, in Semi-finals
Defeated Charleston, 3–0, in Finals
A-Short Season St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League J. J. Cannon 33–42 5th, Stedler Did not qualify
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Omar Malavé 35–24 1st, West Lost to GCL Expos, 0–1, in Semi-finals
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Jim Nettles 23–52 4th, North Did not qualify

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Myrtle Beach[21][22]

ReferencesEdit

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  14. Mark Eichhorn Stats - Baseball-Reference.com.
  15. Terry McGriff Stats - Baseball-Reference.com.
  16. David Cone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
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  20. Blue Jays All-Stars.
  21. 1992 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Affiliates - Baseball-Reference.com.
  22. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit

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