Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Yearbook, Oct. 24: Toronto's triumph
By Patrick Dorsey
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.