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