Toronto Blue Jays

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The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario.wikipedia
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The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
Four of its five teams are located in the Eastern United States, with the other in Central Canada.

Rogers Centre

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The team plays its home games at the Rogers Centre. Originally based at Exhibition Stadium, the team began playing its home games at the SkyDome upon its opening in 1989.
Opened in 1989 on the former Railway Lands, it is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

1983 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In 1983, the team had its first winning season and two years later, they became division champions.
The 1983 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's seventh season of Major League Baseball.

1985 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In 1983, the team had its first winning season and two years later, they became division champions.
The 1985 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's ninth season of Major League Baseball.

1991 Toronto Blue Jays season

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From 1985 to 1993, they were an AL East powerhouse, winning five division championships in nine seasons, including three consecutive from 1991 to 1993.
The 1991 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 15th season of Major League Baseball.

1993 Toronto Blue Jays season

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From 1985 to 1993, they were an AL East powerhouse, winning five division championships in nine seasons, including three consecutive from 1991 to 1993.
The 1993 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 17th season of Major League Baseball.

Exhibition Stadium

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Originally based at Exhibition Stadium, the team began playing its home games at the SkyDome upon its opening in 1989.
Originally built for Canadian National Exhibition events, the stadium served as the home of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, from 1959–1988, the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball from 1977–1989, and the Toronto Blizzard of the North American Soccer League from 1979–1983.

2015 Toronto Blue Jays season

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After 1993, the Blue Jays failed to qualify for the playoffs for 21 consecutive seasons, until clinching a playoff berth and division championship in 2015.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 39th season for the franchise, and the 26th full season of play (27th overall) at Rogers Centre.

Roberto Alomar

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During that run, the team also became back-to-back World Series champions in 1992 and 1993, led by a core group of award-winning All-Star players, including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, John Olerud, and Devon White.
is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played for the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks (1988–2004).

John Olerud

During that run, the team also became back-to-back World Series champions in 1992 and 1993, led by a core group of award-winning All-Star players, including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, John Olerud, and Devon White.
Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1989–96), New York Mets (1997–99), Seattle Mariners (2000–04), New York Yankees (2004), and Boston Red Sox (2005).

Major League Baseball

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The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
Two teams (the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays) were also added in the 1970s.

1977 Toronto Blue Jays season

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That win would be one of only 54 of the 1977 season, as the Blue Jays finished last in the AL East, with a record of 54–107.
The 1977 Toronto Blue Jays season was the first year of Major League Baseball played by the Toronto-based expansion franchise.

Toronto Argonauts

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The "Blue Jays" name originates from the bird of the same name, and blue is also the traditional colour of two of Toronto's other professional sports teams: the Maple Leafs (ice hockey) and the Argonauts (Canadian football).
Blue has become the traditional colour of top-level teams in Toronto (e.g. the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays).

1978 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In 1978, the team improved their record by five games, but remained last, with a record of 59–102.
The 1978 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's second season of Major League Baseball.

1979 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In 1979, after a 53–109 last place finish, shortstop Alfredo Griffin was named American League co-Rookie of the Year.
The 1979 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's third season of Major League Baseball.

Joe Carter

During that run, the team also became back-to-back World Series champions in 1992 and 1993, led by a core group of award-winning All-Star players, including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, John Olerud, and Devon White.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and San Francisco Giants.

American League Division Series

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In both years, the Jays won the AL Division Series but lost the AL Championship Series.
In 2015, the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros were the final American League teams to make their first appearances in the ALDS.

Expansion team

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An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Toronto in 1977.

Gord Kirke

The team was represented by legal counsel Herb Solway and Gord Kirke.
He has been legal counsel to the Toronto Blue Jays since 1976, and prepared the original documents which led to the team's foundation.

Devon White (baseball)

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During that run, the team also became back-to-back World Series champions in 1992 and 1993, led by a core group of award-winning All-Star players, including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, John Olerud, and Devon White.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers.

1980 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In Mattick's first season as manager, although they remained at the bottom, Toronto almost reached the 70-win mark, finishing with a record of 67–95, a 14-win improvement on 1979.
The 1980 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's fourth season of Major League Baseball.

1981 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In the strike-divided season of 1981, the Blue Jays finished in last place in the AL East in both halves of the season.
The 1981 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's fifth season of Major League Baseball.

Pat Gillick

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After the season, assistant general manager Pat Gillick succeeded Peter Bavasi as general manager of the team, a position he would hold until 1994.
He previously served as the general manager of four MLB teams: the Toronto Blue Jays (1978–1994), Baltimore Orioles (1996–1998), Seattle Mariners (2000–2003), and Philadelphia Phillies (2006–2008).

1977 Major League Baseball expansion

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The Blue Jays were approved as part of the 1977 Major League Baseball expansion discussions.
The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays began play in the 1977 Major League Baseball season, becoming the 25th and 26th teams in Major League Baseball.

1982 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1982 was also the Blue Jays' first season outside the bottom, as they finished sixth in the East out of seven teams.
The 1982 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's sixth season of Major League Baseball.