Joe Carter

Joe Carter

Best known for his walk-off HR to win the 1993 World Series with the Blue Jays™, Joe was a 5x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, AL RBI Leader and 2x World Series Champ during his 16 seasons in the Major Leagues.


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  • 5-Time All-Star
  • Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence
  • Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame - 2003

On October 23, 1993, Joe Carter lived his dream. The Toronto Blue Jays were trailing the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 in Game Six of the World Series. Toronto held the advantage, winning three games to two at that point in the series. But Lenny Dykstra’s fourth home run of the series, a three-run shot, lifted the Phils to a five-run frame in the top of the seventh inning.

Phillies manager Jim Fregosi brought in his closer, Mitch Williams to face the Jays in the bottom of the ninth inning. Williams, who registered 43 saves during the regular season, was having an up and down series. The veteran left-hander earned a save in Game Two, but also gave up three runs in a 15-14 loss in Game Four.

Carter stepped to the plate, base runners on first and second and one out. Carter was known to be a low-ball hitter. Williams knew it full well too, and realized he made a mistake. The count was 2-2 when he threw a down and in fastball toward the plate. Carter made him pay, driving the ball deep into the left field bleachers of the SkyDome. The crowd of 52,195 erupted into euphoria, as Joe rounded the bases, arms stretched, fists clenched, leaping as he loped towards home plate. The Toronto Blue Jays were World Champions for the second straight year!

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