Yearbook, Oct. 24: Toronto's triumph

October, 24, 2012
Oct. 24, 1992: Oh, Canada. On this day, your 24-year quest to see the World Series championship go north finally reached its completion -- in your first World Series, no less.

Yes, 20 years ago today spelled success for the Toronto Blue Jays, who came into the league in 1977 (the Montreal Expos debuted in 1969) but didn't reach the final round until this time around, when they took down the Atlanta Braves in six games.

It came via a close call, though; the Blue Jays won all their games by one run, including a 4-3 decision in the 11th inning of Game 6 -- a win made possible by Dave Winfield's two-run double in the top of the inning (second photo), plus an infamous unsuccessful bunt by Otis Nixon to get the Jays celebrating.

Toronto Blue Jays fans in the 1992 World SeriesMLB Photos/Getty Images
Dave Winfield of the Toronto Blue Jays getting the game-winning hit in the 1992 World SeriesJeff Haynes/Getty Images
Blue Jays celebrate their 1992 World Series title against the Atlanta BravesAP Photo/Ed Reinke

Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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