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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Toronto Blue Jays

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The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jays are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball (MLB)'s American League. The "Blue Jays" name originates from the bird of the same name. They are nicknamed "the Jays", which is featured on the team's logo and on the front of the home uniform.

An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Toronto, in 1977. Originally based at Exhibition Stadium, the team began playing its home games at the SkyDome, upon completion of its construction in 1989. As of 2009, the Blue Jays are owned by Rogers Communications, and in 2004, the SkyDome was purchased by the company, which renamed the venue to Rogers Centre. They are the first and only team outside the United States to win a World Series, the first team to win a World Series in Canada, and the fastest AL expansion franchise to win a World Series (winning in their 16th year, beating the Kansas City Royals' record by one year). With the fellow Canadian franchise Montreal Expos relocating to Washington, D.C. after the 2004 season, and becoming the Washington Nationals, the Blue Jays are currently the only MLB team outside the United States.

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Retired Numbers42
Colors


  • Blue, Black, Graphite, Silver, White


                        
Name


  • Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present)


 
Other nicknames


  • The Jays, Blue Birds


Ballpark


  • Rogers Centre (1989–present)

    • Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005)



  • Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989)


Major league titles
World Series titles (2)1992 • 1993
AL Pennants (2)1992 • 1993
  
East Division titles (5)1985 • 1989 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993