1994 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1994 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Manager(s) Cito Gaston
Local television CBC Television
(Brian Williams, Tommy Hutton)
Baton
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton)
The Sports Network
(Jim Hughson, Buck Martinez)
Local radio CJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1994 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's eighteenth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 55 wins and 60 losses. Cito Gaston was the manager for the American League squad at the All-Star Game. The Mid-Summer classic was played on July 12 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter were starters at the event, while Pat Hentgen and Paul Molitor were named as reserves.

The season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike, technically leaving the Blue Jays as the reigning World Champions.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 5, 1993: Jack Morris was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[1]
  • November 8, 1993: Danny Cox was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[2]
  • November 15, 1993: Randy St. Claire was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[3]
  • December 21, 1993: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]
  • March 29, 1994: Mike Huff was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Toronto Blue Jays for Domingo Martinez.[5]

Regular season[edit]

The Blue Jays scored 566 runs (4.92 per game) and allowed 579 runs (5.04 per game) through 115 games by Friday, August, 12. After slumping to a 33-46 record on Sunday, July 3, Toronto went 22-14 before the Players' Strike ended the season prematurely.[6]

  • July 14, 1994: Joe Carter wore a jersey with the "n" and second "t" in "Toronto" reversed for six innings during a game against the Texas Rangers.[7]

Opening Day Starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619 33–24 37–19
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562 28–27 35–22
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478 16 33–26 22–34
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 17 31–33 23–28
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 18 34–24 19–38


Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 +2½
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 ½
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 10½
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 10½
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 11½
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 13
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 14
California Angels 47 68 0.409 17½


Transactions[edit]

  • May 13, 1994: Dave Righetti signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • June 9, 1994: Greg Cadaret was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]

Roster[edit]

1994 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1994 Game Log
  • A MLB Players strike forced the cancellation of the remainder of the season on August 12.

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Pat Borders 85 295 73 .247 3 26
1B John Olerud 108 384 114 .297 12 67
2B Roberto Alomar 107 392 120 .306 8 38
3B Ed Sprague 109 405 97 .240 11 44
SS Dick Schofield 95 325 83 .255 4 32
RF Joe Carter 111 435 118 .271 27 103
CF Devon White 100 403 109 .270 13 49
LF Mike Huff 80 207 63 .304 3 25
DH Paul Molitor 115 454 155 .341 14 75

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Darnell Coles 48 143 30 .210 4 15
Carlos Delgado 43 130 28 .215 9 24
Randy Knorr 40 124 30 .242 7 19
Rob Butler 41 74 13 .176 0 5
Gonzalez, AlexAlex Gonzalez 15 53 8 .151 0 1
Shawn Green 14 33 3 .091 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bob Didier
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Garth Iorg
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Jim Nettles
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League Omar Malavé
Short-Season A St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Doug Ault
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Darren Balsley

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Morris Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/coxda01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/st.clra01.shtml
  4. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cadargr01.shtml
  5. ^ Mike Huff Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/TOR/1994-schedule-scores.shtml
  7. ^ "MLB's Misspelled Uniforms". sikids.com. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]

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1993 Toronto Blue Jays season
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Succeeded by
1995 Toronto Blue Jays season