The “Toronto Blue Jays” is a professional Canadian baseball team situated in Toronto, Ontario. The team is part of the East Division, which plays in the American League (AL) of the Major League Baseball (MLB Tickets). Recently, the team plays their home games at the Rogers Centre.
Originally, the name “Blue Jays” was instigated from a bird of the same name. Also, blue is the traditional color of most professional sport teams in Toronto, including the Maple Leafs (also known as the Ice Hockey) and the Argonauts. The team was wholly owned by the Labatt Brewing Company, the company was also known as the maker of the famous beer called Labatt’s Blue.
Established in the year 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays were founded as an expansion team in Toronto, Ontario. The team was first based at the Exhibition Stadium, but later moved their home games at the SkyDome at the time of its launching in the year 1989. A new ownership was bestowed in the year 2000 under the Rogers Communications. After 4 years, the Rogers Communications then purchased the SkyDome and renamed it as the Rogers Centre.
For the record, the Toronto Blue Jays are the second Major League Baseball (MLB) team to be situated outside the United States and currently the lone team to be based outside the United States after the Montreal Expos moved to Washington, D.C and changed their name as the Washington Nationals.
Apart from the success of finally being granted with an MLB franchise team placed in Toronto, the Toronto Blue Jays had been through a lot of struggles in meeting the standards of a typical expansion team. In fact, they actually ended in the last place in the division. The team achieved its first victorious season dated back in the year 1983, two years after their first winning season, the Toronto Blue Jays became the Division champions.
From there, the team’s run of success became notable and outstanding. The Toronto Blue Jays were once an American League (AL) Powerhouse in between the years 1985 and 1993, after putting an exceptional record of 5 wins out of the nine seasons of Division championships, including the three consecutive wins from the year 1991 to 1993.
Aside from being once held in the AL Powerhouse, the team was also an overall back to back Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series Champions for the year 1992 until 1993. These undertakings compiled by the team were seen as threats for its rivals. At the time when the team was recognized as the overall MBL champion in 1992, the games were led by the award winning All-Star players, including the Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, Devon White and John Olerud.
In the history of baseball gaming, the Toronto Blue Jays were the first ones from the outside of US to appear in the MBL World Championship Series and won. In fact, the team was seen to be the fastest American League (AL) expansion team to have had reached the peak.