Toronto Blue Jays

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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays (nicknamed the Jays) is a Major League Baseball team in TorontoOntario. It is the only MLB team based inCanada or anywhere outside of the United States, but they have not been the only one. There were also the Montreal Expos, who until they moved to Washington, D.C. in 2004 (becoming the Washington Nationals) were rivals with the Blue Jays. People loved to see the two teams play against each other.

The Blue Jays have played in the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League since 1977, when the club was founded. Their home stadium was once Exhibition Stadium, but since 1989 have been playing their home games at the Rogers Centre (which used to be called "SkyDome").

They won the World Series in 1992 and 1993, with solid teams in both years. With Joe Carter's home run in the last inning of Game 6 in 1993, the Blue Jays won their second straight World Series by the final score of 7-6.