1992 Toronto Blue Jays season

1992 Toronto Blue Jays
1992 AL East Champions
1992 AL Champions
1992 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 96–66 (.592)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Paul Beeston (CEO)
General manager(s) Pat Gillick
Manager(s) Cito Gaston
Local television CFTO-TV 9
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Jim Hughson, Buck Martinez)
Local radio CJCL–AM 1430
(Tom Cheek, Jerry Howarth)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 1992 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 16th season of Major League Baseball. Toronto finished first in the American League East for the fourth time with a record of 96 wins and 66 losses, closing the season with an attendance record of 4,028,318.[1] Toronto was not swept in a single series all year, becoming the first team in 49 years to accomplish the feat.[2]

In the American League Championship Series, the Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics in six games for their first American League pennant in four tries. In the World Series, Toronto faced the Atlanta Braves, who had won their second straight National League pennant, but lost the previous year's World Series. The Blue Jays prevailed in six games, becoming the first non-U.S.-based team to win a World Series.

Offseason

  • October 28, 1991: Cory Snyder was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[3]
  • December 12, 1991: Eric Plunk was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]
  • December 18, 1991: The Blue Jays sign pitcher Jack Morris as a free agent.[5]
  • December 19, 1991: Dave Winfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[6]
  • March 27, 1992: Eric Plunk was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]

Spring training

The Toronto Blue Jays spent their 16th spring training at Dunedin, Florida, while playing their home exhibition games at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field for the 3rd spring training season.

Regular season

Despite their post-season success, the Blue Jays had many ups and downs during the regular season. The Jays started off winning the first six games of the regular season and Roberto Alomar was named the AL Player of the Month for the month of April.

On August 25, they had lost six of their last seven games and were only two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the standings.[7] At this point, general manager Pat Gillick decided to acquire a fiery right-hander from the New York Mets named David Cone. The trade resulted in the Jays sending minor league prospect Ryan Thompson and utility infielder Jeff Kent to the Mets.[8] The deal sent the message that the Blue Jays were committed to winning. Cone would have 4 wins, 3 losses and a 2.55 ERA.[9]

The regular season also marked the end of the road for Dave Stieb, who made his last start for the Blue Jays on August 8 and only lasted three innings.[10] On September 23, Stieb announced that he was finished for the season. 1992 was Stieb's final season for the Jays before briefly coming out of retirement years later.

Four days later, on September 27, Jack Morris would make club history by becoming the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in a season. Morris would have to wait through a two-hour rain delay at Yankee Stadium to get the win.[10]

Heading into the last weekend of the season, only the Milwaukee Brewers were still in contention. Led by manager Phil Garner, the Brewers had won 22 of 29 games since August 29.[1] The Brewers trailed the Blue Jays by 2 games, and the Jays were heading into a weekend series vs. the Detroit Tigers. On October 3, Juan Guzmán had a one-hitter through eight innings and Duane Ward picked up the save as the Jays won the game 3-1 and clinched the American League East Division title.[1]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 9666 0.593 53–28 43–38
Milwaukee Brewers 9270 0.568 4 53–28 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 8973 0.549 7 43–38 46–35
Cleveland Indians 7686 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
New York Yankees 7686 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
Detroit Tigers 7587 0.463 21 38–42 37–45
Boston Red Sox 7389 0.451 23 44–37 29–52
Record Games Left
OpponentHomeRoadTotalHomeRoadTotal
AL East
Baltimore Orioles5–23–38–5
Boston Red Sox3–33–46–7
Cleveland Indians4–33–37–6
Detroit Tigers4–24–38–5
Milwaukee Brewers3–32–55–8
New York Yankees6–15–111–2
AL West
California Angels5–12–47–5
Chicago White Sox5–12–47–5
Kansas City Royals4–23–37–5
Minnesota Twins4–23–37–5
Oakland Athletics3–33–36–6
Seattle Mariners3–35–18–4
Texas Rangers4–25–19–3
Grand Totals53–2843–3896–66
Month Games Won Lost Pct.
April23167.696
May271512.556
June261412.538
July261610.615
August301416.467
September27189.667
October3301.000
Totals1629666.593

Record vs. opponents

1992 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–58–46–67–610–38–46–76–65–86–67–57–55–8
Boston 5–88–46–66–74–97–55–83–97–65–76–64–87–6
California 4–84–83–106–67–58–55–72–117–55–87–69–45–7
Chicago 6–66–610–37–510–27–65–78–58–45–84–95–85–7
Cleveland 6–77–66–65–75–85–75–86–67–66–67–55–76–7
Detroit 3–109–45–72–108–57–55–83–95–86–69–38–45–8
Kansas City 4–85–75–86–77–55–77–56–75–74–97–66–75–7
Milwaukee 7–68–57–57–58–58–55–76–66–77–58–47–58–5
Minnesota 6–69–311–25–86–69–37–66–67–55–88–56–75–7
New York 8–56–75–74–86–78–57–57–65–76–66–66–62–11
Oakland 6–67–58–58–56–66–69–45–78–56–612–19–46–6
Seattle 5–76–66–79–45–73–96–74–85–86–61–124–94–8
Texas 5–78–44–98–57–54–87–65–77–66–64–99–43–9
Toronto 8–56–77–57–57–68–57–55–87–511–26–68–49–3

Opening Day starters

Transactions

Roster

1992 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game Log

Legend
Blue Jays win Blue Jays loss Game postponed
1992 Game Log: 96–66 (Home: 53–28; Road: 43–38)[17]

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CPat Borders138480116.2421353
1BJohn Olerud138458130.2841666
2BRoberto Alomar152571177.310876
3BKelly Gruber120446102.2291143
SSManuel Lee128396104.263339
LFCandy Maldonado137489133.2722066
CFDevon White153641159.2481760
RFJoe Carter158622164.26434119
DHDave Winfield156583169.29026108

Other batters

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
Jeff Kent6519246.240835
Derek Bell6116139.242212
Alfredo Griffin6315035.233010
Pat Tabler4913534.252016
Greg Myers226114.230113
Ed Sprague224711.23417
Turner Ward182910.34513
Rob Ducey23211.04800
Randy Knorr8195.26312
Tom Quinlan13151.06702
Domingo Martinez785.62513
Eddie Zosky872.28601
Mike Maksudian330.00000
Rance Mulliniks321.50000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack Morris34240.22164.04132
Jimmy Key33216.213133.53117
Juan Guzmán28180.21652.64165
Todd Stottlemyre2817412114.5098
Dave Stieb2196.1465.0445
David Cone853432.5547

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
David Wells41120795.4062
Doug Linton824138.6316

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Henke5732342.2646
Duane Ward7974121.95103
Pat Hentgen285205.3639
Bob MacDonald271004.3726
Mike Timlin260214.1235
Mark Eichhorn232004.3519
David Weathers20008.103
Ricky Trlicek200010.801
Al Leiter10009.000

Postseason

American League Championship Series

The Toronto Blue Jays entered the series with a three-man pitching rotation of Jack Morris, David Cone, and Juan Guzmán.[18]

Game 1

October 7, Skydome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 030 000 001 461
Toronto 000 011 010 390
W: Jeff Russell (1-0)   L: Jack Morris (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (1)
HR: OAK Mark McGwire (1) Terry Steinbach (1) Harold Baines (1)   TOR Pat Borders (1) Dave Winfield (1)

Game 2

October 8, Skydome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 000 000 001 160
Toronto 000 020 10X 340
W: David Cone (1-0)   L: Mike Moore (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (1)
HR: TOR Kelly Gruber (1)

Game 3

October 10, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 010 110 211 791
Oakland 000 200 210 5133
W: Juan Guzmán (1-0)   L: Ron Darling (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (2)
HR: TOR Roberto Alomar (1) Candy Maldonado (1)

Game 4

October 11, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

The defining moment of the Series came in the ninth inning of Game 4, when Toronto second baseman Roberto Alomar hit a game-tying 2-run home run off Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley. The Blue Jays would eventually win the game 7-6 in 11 innings and take a 3-1 series lead.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toronto 010 000 032 01 7174
Oakland 005 001 000 00 6122
W: Duane Ward (1-0)   L: Kelly Downs (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (3)
HR: TOR John Olerud (1) Roberto Alomar (2)

Game 5

October 12, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 100 100 273
Oakland 201 030 00X 680
W: Dave Stewart (1-0)   L: David Cone (1-1)
HR: OAK Rubén Sierra (1)   TOR Dave Winfield (2)

Game 6

October 14, Skydome

With their victory in game 6, the 1992 Blue Jays became the first non-American-based team to go to the World Series.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 000 001 010 271
Toronto 204 010 02X 9130
W: Juan Guzmán (2-0)   L: Mike Moore (0-2)
HR: TOR Joe Carter (1) Candy Maldonado (2)

World Series

Game 1

October 17, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 100 000 140
Atlanta 000 003 00X 340
W: Tom Glavine (1-0)   L: Jack Morris (0-1)  
HR: TOR Joe Carter (1)  ATL Damon Berryhill (1)

Game 2

October 18, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 000 020 012 592
Atlanta 010 120 000 451
W: Duane Ward (1-0)   L: Jeff Reardon (0-1)  S: Tom Henke (1)
HR: TOR Ed Sprague (1)

Game 3

October 20, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 000 001 010 290
Toronto 000 100 011 361
W: Duane Ward (2-0)   L: Steve Avery (0-1)  
HR: TOR Joe Carter (2), Kelly Gruber (1)

Game 4

October 21, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 000 000 010 150
Toronto 001 000 100 260
W: Jimmy Key (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (1-1)  S: Tom Henke (2)
HR: TOR Pat Borders (1)

Game 5

October 22, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 100 150 000 7130
Toronto 010 100 000 260
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: Jack Morris (0-2)  S: Mike Stanton (1)
HR: ATL David Justice (1), Lonnie Smith (1)

Game 6

October 24, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toronto 100 100 00002 4141
Atlanta 001 000 00101 381
W: Jimmy Key (2-0)   L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)  S: Mike Timlin (1)
HR: TOR Candy Maldonado (1)

Postseason Game Log

Legend
Blue Jays win Blue Jays loss Game postponed
1992 Playoff Game Log

Award winners

Awards

Regular Season
PlayerAwardAwarded
Roberto AlomarAL Player of the WeekApril 2026, 1992
Player of the Month AwardApril 1992
Silver Slugger AwardNovember 1992
Gold Glove AwardNovember 1992
Joe CarterAL Player of the WeekJune 814, 1992
AL Player of the WeekAugust 1016, 1992
Devon WhiteGold Glove AwardNovember 1992
Dave WinfieldSilver Slugger AwardNovember 1992
Babe Ruth AwardNovember 1992
Playoffs
PlayerAwardAwarded
Roberto AlomarALCS MVPOctober 1992
Pat BordersWorld Series MVPOctober 1992

The 1992 Toronto Blue Jays were inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.[19]

63rd MLB All-Star Game

Infielders

Pos # Player League AB H RBI
2B12Roberto AlomarAmerican League
Starter
310

Outfielders

Pos # Player League AB H RBI
RF29Joe CarterAmerican League
Starter
321

Pitchers

# Player League IP SO
66Juan GuzmánAmerican League12[20]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Nick Leyva
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Garth Iorg
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Dennis Holmberg
A Myrtle Beach Hurricanes South Atlantic League Doug Ault
A-Short Season St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Omar Malavé
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Jim Nettles

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Myrtle Beach[21][22]

References

  1. 1 2 3 Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.288, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  2. 1943 St. Louis Cardinals Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed on June 13, 2014.
  3. "Cory Snyder Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. 1 2 "Eric Plunk Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  5. Jack Morris Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. "Dave Winfield Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, pp.284-285, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  8. Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.285, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  9. Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.286, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  10. 1 2 Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.287, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  11. Shawn Hillegas Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  12. "Tim Crabtree Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  13. "Kelvim Escobar Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  14. "Mark Eichhorn Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  15. "Terry McGriff Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  16. David Cone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  17. "1992 Toronto Blue Jays Schedule and Results". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  18. Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.289, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  19. "1992 Toronto Blue Jays". oshof.ca. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  20. "Blue Jays All-Stars". Toronto Blue Jays.
  21. "1992 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Affiliates - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  22. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.