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Wed, May 28th - 9:32AM

Last game at Exhibition Stadium
Exhibition Stadium
On this date in 1989, the Blue Jays played their last game at Exhibition Stadium. George Bell's home run in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Jays a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Originally built for Canadian football in 1948, the stadium was demolished in 1999. Toronto FC's soccer stadium was built on the site in 2007.

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Sun, May 18th - 8:24AM


Cliff Johnson
"He progressed along the basepaths at a terrific clip. A terrific clip for Heathcliff. Unfortunately what is a terrific clip for Johnson could easily be mistaken for the speed at which eras plod across the pages of history. Johnson slid into third with all the stately grace of an ocean liner docking. He would have been out if the Royals fielder had sent the throw by Canada Post"

Joey Slinger of the Toronto Star summed up Cliff Johnson's failed attempt to stretch a double into a triple in game 2 of the 1985 AL championship series.

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Sat, May 10th - 8:27AM

George Bell
George Bell
George Bell's best year came in 1987 when he hit 47 home runs and drove in 134 runners on the way to being named the American League's Most Valuable Player.

Bell came to the Jays in 1980 from the Philadelphia Phillies' organisation via the Rule 5 Draft. He became a starter in 1984 hitting 26 home runs. Eventually Bell hit 265 home runs and had 1,002 RBI's in 12 seasons; the first 9 with with the Jays and finishing his career with one season with the Cubs and 2 years with the White Sox.

Bell and Dave Steib were the first recipients of the Jays Level of Excellence award in 1996.

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Sat, May 3rd - 5:47AM

Bobby Cox Quote
Bobby Cox
"... a good bullpen makes a manager a lot smarter."

Bobby Cox managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982 to 1985.

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