The Toronto Blue Jays began play in 1977 and have had their share of success both on the field and at the gate before sliding back into relative obscurity since the 1994 cancelled baseball betting season.
Toronto was a model and class organization by the time it earned its first winning baseball betting season in 1983. In 1985 baseball betting season, managed by Bobby Cox, Toronto became a division champion with excellent baseball odds and a great pitching staff led by Jimmy Key, Dave Stieb, and reliever Dennis Lamp.
The baseball betting season would end in heartbreak, however, as the Jays blew a 3-1 baseball betting game lead in the ALCS, losing to the Kansas City Royals. Cox bolted for Atlanta afterwards but Toronto kept right on playing as perennial contenders.
In June of 1989 a new era of baseball betting began in Toronto as the Blue Jays left old Exhibition Stadium for the state-of-the-art SkyDome, which was baseball’s first retractable roof ballpark. Cito Gaston was hired to replace the fired Jimy Williams after a 12-24 start and he guided Toronto all the way to the top of the AL East, before the Jays succumbed to the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS 4-1.
Toronto kept right on winning and drawing baseball betting record crowds, shattering baseball’s all-time attendance baseball betting records during the early 1990’s. Shrewd general manager Pat Gillick engineered expert roster moves and after another ALCS loss to Minnesota in 1991, Toronto was set to climb all the way to the top in 1992 baseball betting season.
A mind-boggling four million baseball odds fans watched the Blue Jays 1992 world championship season, led by free agent acquisitions Dave Winfield and Jack Morris. Later, ace pitcher David Cone was added as the final piece of the puzzle. Toronto extracted revenge on Oakland in the ALCS and then on their ex-manager Cox in the World Series as they defeated his Braves for all the marbles. Gaston led Toronto to another baseball betting world title the following season despite the loss of key personnel from the previous baseball odds betting year.
Toronto was a baseball mad city until the cancelled season of 1994, which took all of the wind out of the franchise’s sails. Neither the city nor the franchise itself has fully recovered from the fallout to this day, which is another feather in the cap for the “leadership” of Commissioner Bud Selig.