By Trey Lyle
“Touch ‘em all Joe! You’ll will never hit a bigger home run in your life”
One of the most memorable calls and iconic home runs in the history of baseball-capped the best season in the history of the Toronto Blue Jays: the 1993 World Series championship team.
After winning the World Series in 1992, the Blue Jays had a major target on their back as the defending world champs, and they embraced it, becoming the first team since the 1977-78 Yankees to win back to back championships.
The team finished the season at 95-67, won the AL East and beat the White Sox in the ALCS in six games. They went on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games in the World Series, of course ending with that iconic Joe Carter three-run walk-off home run to win the series.
The team led the AL in batting average, hitting .279, was first in slugging at .436, and second in runs at 847. The team also showed an ability to steal bases, leading the AL with 170 steals during the season.
As for the pitching, the team was fifth in the AL in ERA at 4.21 and second in strikeouts at 1,023.
I picked the '93 team over the '92 team despite the '92 team winning one more game than the '93 team because the team went back to back, which is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports. For example, the next team to go back to back was 1998-2000 Yankees, who won three straight, but no other team has done that since then. So only two teams have done it over the last four decades dating back to the 1980s.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.