Baseball: 30 years ago the Blue Jays won the World Series

The World Series in professional baseball, which is the national sport of the United States, is no longer American. For the first time in their 89-year history, the Toronto Blue Jays did it. »

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October 25, 1992 in the show the Sunday, journalist Claude Gervais reports on this historic victory of the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Cup.

A boy holds a Toronto Blue Jays flag in a cheering crowd.

On October 24, 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series.

Photo: Radio-Canada

On game night, 45,000 people packed into Toronto’s SkyDome to watch the game on giant screens. Fans never fail to storm the field screaming with joy to see their team beat the Braves.

For Toronto, it is a kind of revenge against Atlanta, which stole the Olympic Games from it in 1996 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose the host city in 1989.

The Blue Jays are a cohesive team with stars like veteran Dave Winfield and pitchers Juan Guzman, Jack Morris and David Cone. The goals of Roberto Alomar, whose talent seems to have no limits neither in defense nor in attack, are coming.

If Blue Jays fever reaches incredible proportions, the pride of being Canadian cannot be beat. As the reporter mentions, Canada is celebrated as much as the Blue Jays, and Blue Jay flags stand alongside Canadian flags and That.

The 1992 World Cup final was played two days before the referendum vote on the Constitutional Treaty in Charlottetown. Some then claim that the patriotic fervor should lead to an increase in the supporters’ camp. Nothing will happen and the proposal to renew the Canadian constitution will finally be rejected with 56.68% of the votes.

The day after the victory, on October 26, 1992, Torontonians take to the streets to celebrate. At least 500,000 people came to watch the parade.

On October 26, 1992, in Tonight in Ontarioreports Carole Lewis about the atmosphere in the metropolis.

Businessmen watching the parade through the windows of an office building in downtown Toronto.

Tonight in Ontario, October 26, 1992

Photo: Radio-Canada

Business people, hotel and restaurant staff watch the parade. The city pauses to celebrate this historic victory.

The mighty Blue Jays had a much larger payroll than the Expos in 1992, $48 million to Montreal’s $18 million. Then the World Series attendance is expected to have an impact of 23 million.

The Toronto Blue Jays would repeat the feat of winning the World Series the following year in 1993.

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