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20 years ago: Toronto Blue Jays clinch back-to-back World Series titles

TORONTO – As the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox begin Game 1 of the World Series tonight it was on this same day 20 years ago that the Toronto Blue Jays clinched back-to-back titles.

In 1993, Joe Carter’s famous three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Toronto an 8-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Joe Carter #29 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Philadelphia Phillies during game 6 of the World Series on October 23, 1993 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario.
Joe Carter #29 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Philadelphia Phillies during game 6 of the World Series on October 23, 1993 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario. Focus on Sport/Getty Images

The defending champions won the series four games to two and became the first team to win the World Series on Canadian soil.

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The only other home run to end a World Series was in 1960 when Bill Mazeroski helped the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees in Game 7.

Despite the Blue Jays not having made the playoffs since then, the memories of the glory days still live on.

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