1987 Toronto Blue Jays Roster

The 1987 Toronto Blue Jays team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1987 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day starters list, a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays salary list, a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays uniform number breakdown and a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

"(Dave) Stieb's alleged character flaws, which were wickedly exaggerated (in my opinion) by some of the most thin-skinned hacks in the business, were the very same idiosyncrasies that made him such an effective pitcher: pride, towering self-confidence criss-crossed with a profound self-criticism, and an inability to trust anybody. - Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star
1987 Toronto Blue Jays


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Complete Roster

6-02
200
Left
Left
1960-04-28
6-04
220
Right
Right
1955-12-18
6-03
210
Right
Right
1960-11-21
6-00
195
Left
Left
1951-12-16
6-01
175
Right
Right
1959-10-10
6-05
215
Right
Right
1957-12-21
6-02
195
Right
Right
1961-10-30
6-01
190
Left
Right
1961-04-22
6-01
200
Left
Both
1949-01-03
6-00
180
Left
Left
1963-06-21
6-01
180
Right
Right
1939-04-01
6-03
175
Right
Right
1964-01-13
6-01
195
Right
Right
1957-07-22
6-04
210
Right
Right
1964-05-28
6-04
225
Left
Left
1963-05-20
6-02
170
Right
Right
1965-04-13
5-11
180
Right
Right
1953-06-21
6-02
205
Right
Left
1966-04-14
6-04
225
Right
Right
1965-01-21
6-02
200
Right
Left
1952-06-13
6-02
195
Right
Both
1962-06-30
6-00
185
Right
Right
1962-02-26
5-11
170
Right
Right
1954-10-12
5-09
161
Right
Both
1965-06-17
5-10
172
Right
Both
1964-06-03
6-00
170
Right
Left
1956-01-15
6-03
191
Right
Right
1961-10-04
6-00
185
Left
Left
1957-04-27
6-01
205
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Right
1959-10-29
6-01
190
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Right
1959-10-21
6-02
186
Right
Left
1965-05-24
6-00
195
Left
Left
1957-05-04
6-03
200
Right
Left
1959-11-05
6-02
185
Right
Left
1963-04-26
5-11
165
Right
Right
1950-05-13
6-03
240
Right
Right
1963-09-21
5-10
175
Right
Right
1961-12-04
6-03
225
Left
Left
1963-10-31


The 1987 Toronto Blue Jays played 162 games during the regular season, won 96 games, lost 66 games, and finished in second position. They played their home games at Exhibition Stadium (Park Factors: 102/101) where 2,778,429 fans witnessed their 1987 Blue Jays finish the season with a .593 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day starters list, a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays salary list, a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays uniform number breakdown and a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays primary starters list:


1987 Toronto Blue Jays
Salaries

Jesse Barfield $1,525,000.00
George Bell $1,175,000.00
Dave Stieb $1,083,333.00
Willie Upshaw $940,000.00
Jim Clancy $850,000.00
Lloyd Moseby $807,500.00
Ernie Whitt $750,000.00
Jimmy Key $554,391.00
Rance Mulliniks $475,000.00
Tony Fernandez $400,000.00
Garth Iorg $380,000.00
Tom Henke $331,000.00
Rick Leach $259,110.00
Charlie Moore $256,000.00
Mark Eichhorn $165,500.00
John Cerutti $115,000.00
Kelly Gruber $96,000.00
Cecil Fielder $78,500.00
Don Gordon $71,500.00
Jeff DeWillis $62,500.00
Rob Ducey $62,500.00
Alex Infante $62,500.00
Joe Johnson $62,500.00
Gary Lavelle $62,500.00
Manuel Lee $62,500.00
Nelson Liriano $62,500.00
Fred McGriff $62,500.00
Jeff Musselman $62,500.00
Jose Nunez $62,500.00
Mike Sharperson $62,500.00
Matt Stark $62,500.00
Lou Thornton $62,500.00
Duane Ward $62,500.00
David Wells $62,500.00
Greg Myers $60,000.00

Did you know that a 1987 Toronto Blue Jays Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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