David Wells could barely navigate connecting flights, let alone figure out where Medicine Hat was when he made his way outside of the United States for the first time.
The trip north in 1982, his introduction to professional baseball, offered the left-handed pitcher an education in sports and life. Wells was forthcoming about both aspects of his journey in his 2003 autobiography, Perfect I’m Not. One chapter of the book provides a compelling look at the minor-league experience at the lowest level.
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They were a head-scratching bunch, the 1996 Medicine Hat Blue Jays.
Their play left much to be desired, as was made evident by a dismal 22-50 record. Yet despite what unfolded on the diamond, the rookie-level squad saw their attendance double from the previous season as they welcomed 41,942 fans to Athletic Park for an up-close view of how not to play baseball.
Learn more about the team in our latest edition of In The Cards …
Read More In The Cards: 1996 Medicine Hat Blue Jays
They were bad.
No, like really terrible.
They were, in fact, dreadful.
Place the word “historically” in front of those adjectives and you still don’t come close to capturing the futility of the 1988 Medicine Hat Blue Jays.
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With so much excitement surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays after their first World Series victory in 1992, you would think their affiliates would enjoy similar attention.
Unfortunately, the Medicine Hat Blue Jays still struggled at the turnstiles, despite a massive improvement in the standings compared to their cellar-dwelling 1992 campaign.
We take a look at some of the players who suited up for the 1993 edition of the Baby Jays in our latest In The Cards feature.
Read More In The Cards: 1993 Medicine Hat Blue Jays
We’re not sure why, but banana yellow seemed to be a go-to colour for baseball cards in 1991.
Not only was it the hue for the MLB Fleer set, but it was also featured in the ProCards minor league set.
We sort through the Medicine Hat Blue Jays set and some of the stories of the players from that squad.
Read More In The Cards: 1991 Medicine Hat Blue Jays