Blue Jays Vault: Kawasaki steals show

June 20th, 2021

MLB.com is digging back into its massive video vault to uncover classic plays that you have loved, forgotten about or, perhaps, are discovering for the very first time. Watch these moments and many, many more on the MLB Vault YouTube page.

May 26, 2013: Kawasaki walks it off
There haven't been many Blue Jays more beloved by the fanbase than Munenori Kawasaki. It was usually for his personality, but this walk-off double was one of his biggest moments on the field. Midway through the post-game interview, he grabbed the microphone himself and delivered some lines to the camera before getting the Gatorade shower.

May 29, 2007: Hill steals home vs. Yankees
In one of his most memorable moments in a Blue Jays uniform, Aaron Hill broke for home with the score tied in the bottom of the seventh and pulled it off. With Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte looking toward first base, Hill saw his opening and bolted, spurring Toronto to a 3-2 victory. It's risky, but when it works, the steal of home is one of baseball's most exciting plays.

Oct. 3, 1992: Carter pranks Bell with SUV "auction"
The Blue Jays were celebrating a Fan Appreciation Day at the end of the 1992 season, so Joe Carter decided to have some fun with the young Derek Bell. Carter drove Bell's SUV onto the field and pranked the rookie by giving it away to a fan. Bell watched in shock from the dugout while some of his teammates, clearly in on the joke, tried to keep it together.

June 16, 1988: Fernandez scores on bunt, three errors
Tony Fernandez had a plan when he laid down the bunt against Detroit starting pitcher Jack Morris, which was to get on first. He hustled down the first-base line as the ball trickled to third, and kept running when he saw the ball thrown into outfield foul territory. The throwing error landed him on second, but two more defensive miscues pushed him across the plate for Toronto's first run.

Aug. 16, 1987: Moseby steals second base ... twice
No Blue Jays player has stolen more bases than Lloyd Moseby (255), but he only got credit for one on this double dip from 1987. After breaking for second, the ball sailed into center field on the throw, but Moseby lost track of what had happened on the play. He then raced back to first before realizing his mistake and finally taking the long way back to second.

July 31, 1994: White soars to rob home run
Devon White's defensive brilliance was being able to make all of the plays look easy, even this one. After using his effortless speed to get to the wall, not only did White elevate up and over the wall, but he reached well beyond it to rob Leo Gomez of a home run. There aren't many defensive plays in Blue Jays history that can rival this one.

Sept. 13, 2003: Myers' unlikely inside-the-park home run
The best season of Greg Myers' career came, amazingly, at age 37 with the Blue Jays, hitting .307 with an .876 OPS. He got some help from the hard turf on this one, and as you can see from Myers' speed rounding third and his smile after he crosses home, the veteran catcher wasn't exactly known for his speed.