Today in Postseason History: Joe Carter becomes a World Series hero
Even if you're like Jays closer Roberto Osuna and weren't even born in 1993, you probably have some idea of how Toronto won their most recent World Series title. After all, it even inspired Drake's diss track from earlier this year:
Yes, that's Joe Carter tweeting a picture of Joe Carter and, if you click on his Twitter handle above, you'll notice that his bio simply says, "World Series Hero." Carter had been on the '92 championship Blue Jays, but the moment he walked (well, skipped -- you'll see) into history happened on Oct. 23, 1993, during World Series Game 6 against Philadelphia.
Ahead 3-2 in the series, the Blue Jays were looking to repeat the success they'd had the year before when they won their first World Series against the Braves. But the Phillies weren't making it easy. Though the Jays managed to secure a 3-0 lead during the first inning, by the seventh, they were trailing, 6-5. By the bottom of the ninth, they were still down a run and a Game 7 looked likely.
But then, Jays left fielder Rickey Henderson walked. Devon White, the batter in the 2-hole, flew out, but Paul Molitor managed to single. That left runners on first and second for Carter. Here's what happened next:
In the now-famous words of Toronto broadcaster Tom Cheek, "Touch 'em all, Joe! You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!"
The Blue Jays won their second straight championship and Carter definitely won the right to be called a World Series hero: