Today is a very special day—it's an occasion so momentous that it should almost be declared a national holiday in Canada.
It was this very day 16 years ago that Joe Carter solidified himself as one of the greatest Blue Jays of all time by taking a Mitch Williams pitch deep to ensure the World Series trophy would remain in Canada.
Fly-by-night and casual fans talk about how they remember the good old days when the Blue Jays used to rule the American League East and how Carter was their favourite baseball player. As a kid, Carter was my favourite Blue Jay years before he ever even stepped in the batter's box on Oct. 23 1993 against Williams.
After that night, nothing was the same ever again. Carter was everybody's new favourite Blue Jay player and suddenly I ...
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