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
The unlikely return of the Toronto Blue Jays to the postseason this year will put the spotlight on several of the club’s rising stars.
Shortstop Bo Bichette is one of the players who will be counted on if the team hopes to advance past the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in the best-of-three Wild Card Round. But there is another Bichette with the organization who may prove just as valuable to the team – Bo’s father Dante, who serves as an assistant hitting coach on the Blue Jays.
Many of the most valuable lessons that life and baseball had to offer, were learned by Dante Bichette as a member of the Edmonton Trappers.
Read More Dante’s Peek
Love can take a toll on you.
Whether it’s a family bond, the intimacy of marriage, or even the fondness of sport, love can be exhausting.
It can leave you at a crossroads wondering whether or not the passion that was such a part of you exists at all anymore.
Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell was at such an intersection when he came to Alberta in the 1990s to work as a sports anchor for CBC Edmonton.
Read More Between Innings
When you look back at those postseason games from the early ’90s, it’s all there.
You can see the threat on the base paths, the ability to come up with timely hits and, of course, the wall-crashing catches in centre field.
Devon White was never the guy for the Toronto Blue Jays during their back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. But you cannot win championships without key contributors like White roaming the outfield and batting at the top of the order.
Read More White Lightning
Welcome to a new archival series we’re introducing called In The Cards. The idea is simple: while images of most baseball cards can be found online, there are some gaps, especially when it comes to the minor-league cardboard cutouts.
To assist in this matter, and with an eye on Alberta-based teams and players, we will periodically be adding galleries of baseball cards to our website. We hope you enjoy!
First up to the plate, the 2002 Medicine Hat Blue Jays.
Read More In The Cards: 2002 Medicine Hat Blue Jays