Jays in the Hall of Fame
Eight former Blue Jay players have been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In 1987, outfielder George Bell was the first Blue Jay to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He finished the season with an impressive .308 BA, 47 home runs, and 134 RBIs.
Dave Winfield became known as Mr. Jay in the game 6 of the 1992 World Series after delivering the game-winning two-run double in the 11th inning to clinch the World Series Championship. At 41 he became the third-oldest player to hit an extra-base hit in the World Series and finally won his first championship. Take that, Steinbrenner!!
The oldest player to ever suit up for the Jays was LaTroy Hawkins. Toronto was Hawkins’ 11th and last Major League team when he came over from Colorado in 2015 at the age of 42. At the time of his retirement in 2015, Hawkins was the only active player to be a member of the 1,000-games-pitched club. He was also the oldest active player in MLB at the time.
Roberto Osuna was only 16 years old when he was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his Major League debut in 2015 at the age of 20 and became the youngest pitcher to reach 100 career saves.
Only one Blue Jays pitcher has thrown a no-hitter. Dave Stieb accomplished the feat on September 2, 1990, in a 3-0 road win over Cleveland. Coincidentally, Stieb had failed in three previous no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning.
Bo Bichette is the only player EVER to record 15 extra-base hits in his first 15 games!