Toronto Blue Jays Birthdays

Happy Birthday Dave Stieb & Cliff Johnson

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Dave Stieb turns 57 today. Stieb is our franchise leader in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, games started, complete games, and many other pitching categories. No one will ever come close to him...

Happy Birthday Skydome

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Skydome/Rogers Centre is 25 years old today. I do have a story about the first game. 25 years ago I was a much younger Blue Jays fan. The games, well some of the games, were on CTV and the first...

Happy Birthday Mike Sirotka

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Mike Sirotka turns 43 today. If we ever do a list of 'worst trades in Jay history', the David Wells for Mike Sirotka deal will be on the list,  not that the White Sox got much out of it. You...

Happy Birthday Lyle Overbay

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Former Blue Jays' first baseman Lyle Overbay turns 37 today. Lyle came up to the majors with the Diamondbacks, he played a handful of games in 2001 and 2002 before making the Diamondbacks out of...

Happy Birthday Brett Lawrie

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Brett Lawrie turns 24 today. We've been talking about him for so long that it seems like he should be older than 24. At 24, it  is going to be time for us to stop talking about potential, time...

Happy Birthday Edwin Encarnacion

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Mr. Edwin Encarnacion turned 31 today. When we traded Scott Rolen to the Reds for Josh Roenicke, Zach Stewart and Edwin, no one would have guess that the only one that would be on the team 4 years...

Happy Birthday J.P. Arencibia

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Former Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia turns 28 today. You know, we've talked about his shortcomings enough around here, so as a birthday present, today I won't. Promise. Not one single...

Happy Birthday Rickey Henderson

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Hall of Famer and former Blue Jay (if only for three months), Rickey Henderson, turns 55 today. It might have only been 3 months, but then it was long enough to earn one of his two World Series...

Happy Birthday Joey Hamilton

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It is former Blue Jay Joey Hamilton's 43 birthday.

Happy Birthday Rod Barajas and Candy Maldonado

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It is Rod Barajas and Candy Maldonado's birthday today. Rod Barajas turns 38 today. Rod was a Blue Jay for two seasons, 2008-2009, in the middle of a 14 year major league career. In 2008 Rod was...

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Happy Birthday Mookie Wilson

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Mookie Wilson turns 57 today. Mookie played center field for the Mets for years. His most famous moment was in game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the Red Sox. Bottom of the 10th inning, the...

Happy Birthday Ken Huckaby

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Ken Huckaby turns 43 today.

Happy Birthday David Cone and Royce Clayton

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David Cone turns 50 today. We got to take a look at David Cone just last week, with Sportsnet replaying the 1992 World Series. It was fun to get a look back at him. Cone had two short stints with...

Happy Birthday Derek Bell

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Derek Bell turns 44 today.

Happy Birthday Buck Martinez

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Buck Martinez turns 64 today, I hope one of you made a cake.

Happy Birthday Casey Janssen

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Casey Janssen turns 31 today. Casey has long been a favorite around here, we had an interview with him back in 2008. Janssen first came up to the Jays at the end of April, 2006, to join the...

Happy Birthday Doyle Alexander

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Former Blue Jay pitcher Doyle Alexander turns 62 today. Doyle played with the Jays for 4 seasons, or, more accurately, 2 full seasons and 2 half seasons. As a Jay he was 46-26 with a 3.56 ERA in...

Happy 50th Birthday John Farrell

It's Blue Jay manager John Farrell's 50th birthday today.

Happy Birthday Ed Sprague

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Former Blue Jay third baseman Ed Sprague turns 45 today. Sprague played for the Jays for 8 seasons, starting in 1991 and staying until he was traded to the A's on July 31st 1998. The Jays got Scott...

Happy Birthday Tony Fernandez

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The best shortstop ever to play for the Blue Jays (and a life saver) Tony Fernandez turns 50 today. Tony is our franchise leader in games played (1450) and hits (1583), among other things. He also...

Happy Birthday Joe Inglett

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Former Jay Joe Inglett turns 34 today. Joe was a Jay from 2007 to 2009, but the season we remember is 2008. He got a lot of playing time, mostly because Aaron Hill missed most of the season with...

Happy Birthday Chris Woodward

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Chris Woodward turns 36 today. Chris is currently playing in Vegas, hitting .256/.298/.381 in 46 games to this point. The warm Vegas air can't turn everyone into a slugger. Woodward was picked by...

Happy Birthday Brad Wilkerson

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Everyone's favorite former Jay, Brad Wilkerson, turns 35 (funny it seemed like he was a lot older than that when he played with us). Brad took a fair bit of punishment, around here, during his...

Happy Birthday Rob Ducey

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Rob Ducey turns 47 today. Rob was born in Toronto. He signed as a minor league free agent with the Jays in 1984. That year he started his professional career in Medicine Hat and hit very well,...

Happy Birthday Jack Morris

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Jack Morris turns 57 today. Morris was a very good pitcher, back in the 1980's, with the Tigers. Not quite a Hall of Fame pitcher (though you never can tell what the BBWAA might do) but a guy that...

Happy Birthday Rick Leach

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Rick Leach turns 55 today. Rick was a first round draft pick for the Tigers, 13th overall, in 1979. He made it to the majors during the strike shortened 1981 season, hitting a big .193/.320/.289 in...

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