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Blue Jays honour World Series teams with bobblehead giveaway this weekend

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Ian Hunter Aug 09, 2018 11:14 am 660

This Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1992 and 1993 World Series championships. Legends aplenty will be on hand for the festivities at Rogers Centre as the club honours some of its most iconic players in franchise history.

Three of the most impactful players from that group: Roberto Alomar, Paul Molitor, and John Olerud. Now, the trio is immortalized in bobblehead form; a pose based off one of the Blue Jays’ most iconic photos from the 1993 season.

Olerud, Molitor, and Alomar finished 1-2-3 in the American League batting title race and took this memorable photo. Although they’re slightly out of sequence, Alomar finished the 1993 season with a .326 batting average, Molitor came in at .332, and Olerud captured the AL batting crown with a .363 batting average.

The trio comprised three-fifths of the Blue Jays’ WAMCO lineup in 1993, which went as follows: White, Alomar, Molitor, Carter, Olerud. The 1993 Blue Jays were baseball’s most potent offence, hitting .279 as a team that year. Alomar, Molitor and Olerud were three pillars in that domineering lineup.

The first 20,000 Blue Jays fans through the turnstiles this Saturday receive this triple bobblehead of Alomar, Molitor, and Olerud. Props to whoever designed it for historical accuracy, as Alomar and Olerud are wearing their warmup jerseys, while Molitor has his game jersey on. The sunglasses atop Alomar’s cap and his signature Franklin batting gloves are a nice touch, too.

Not only will fans receive this unique keepsake, there will also be a pre-game ceremony to honour members of the 1992-1993 World Series teams.

Blue Jays alumni will be on hand during the game for autographs on the WestJet Flight Deck. The Blue Jays face the Tampa Bay Rays this Saturday with first pitch at 4:07pm ET.

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Ian Hunter
Toronto Blue Jays blogger and writer, GIF maker, baseball moustache aficionado, runner, beer admirer, proud dad.

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