i've become a fan of this team myself over the years. more specifically around 04/05. i've always known of their existance but it's just within the last few years that i've become hardcore. i know we're at a low point in team history but i still cant quite keep myself away from this team. i understand that's it's going to be sometime until there is any real contention, but i do like what aa has done up to this point, considering the circumstances.
even though i do not enjoy those flashback fridays (waste of resources and effort imo), i still find myself curious about the past of this team. i have spoken to some older fans about games that standout in their minds, to which have been described to me from their perspectives or which i have a vague recollection about but was too young remember or didn't care as much as i do now.
i have compiled a list of these games in hope to one day be able to see them (or hear them if no video broadcast exists). my question to blue jays country is: is there any games that stand out the most in your minds that you would considered as being "the greatest blue jays games" ever? i would be curious about the delgado years or any of the early years. would anyone know how i would be able to get any of these games for my own veiwing pleasure?
and yes, this thread was partly inspired by "the greatest halladay games" thread and articles floating around.
the list thus far:
Apr 7, 1977: 9-5 vs. the White Sox--The inaugural game
June 26, 1978: 24-10 vs. the Orioles--The highest scoring game
Sept 28, 1982: 3-0 vs. the Twins--Clancy's near-perfect game
June 6, 1985: 2-0 vs. the Tigers--Key's near-no-hitter
Aug 24, 1985: 6-3 vs. the White Sox--Steib's near-no-hitter
Oct 5, 1985: 5-1 vs. the Yankees--The AL East clinching game
Sept 14, 1987: 18-3 vs. The Orioles--The 10-homer run game
Sept 24, 1988: 1-0 vs. the Indians--Steib's 2nd near-no-hitter
Sept 30, 1988: 4-0 vs. the Orioles--Steib's 3rd near-no-hitter
May 28, 1989: 7-5 vs. the White Sox--The final game at Exhibition Stadium with Bell 's walk-off homer
June 4, 1989: 13-11 vs. the Red Sox--The 10-run comeback game
Aug 4, 1989: 2-1 vs. the Yankees--Steib's 4th near-no-hitter
Sept 29, 1989: 2-1 vs. the Orioles--The 11-inning must-win game
Sept 30, 1989: 4-3 vs. the Orioles--The AL East clinching game
Sept 2, 1990: 3-0 vs. the Indians--Steib's no-hitter
July 9, 1991: 4-2 --'91 all-star game
Oct 2, 1991: 6-5 vs. the Angels--The AL East clinching game
Oct 11, 1992: 7-6 vs. the A's--ALCS game 4 with Alomar's 2-run homer off Eckersley in the 9th