1993 World Series

Toronto Blue Jays (4) vs Philadelphia Phillies (2)

After shocking the baseball world by defeating the perennial National League champion Atlanta Braves in the previous Series, the Toronto Blue Jays returned to defend their "Canadian Classic" title against the Philadelphia Phillies (who had finished last in '92).

The new National League champions had struggled throughout the entire season (due to injuries), but held on the defeat the Braves as well in six playoff games for a ticket across the border.

Philadelphia jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Game 1 and continued with a 4-3 advantage going in the fifth. John Olerud managed to seize the lead (in the sixth) for the home team with bomb of his own following a tying blast by Devon White in the fifth. Toronto continued their comeback (in the seventh) with three more runs including a two run double by Roberto Alomar that sealed the 8-5 victory.

In Game 2, Jim Eisenreich hammered a three run homer off Dave Stewart in the Phillies' five run third and Lenny Dykstra made two highlight catches while crashing into the centerfield wall on both occasions. In the end, the Blue Jays were unable to rally as they had in the first outing and fell 6-4 after Dykstra drilled a bases-empty homer in the seventh.

As the Series shifted to the City of Brotherly Love Toronto manager Cito Gaston shook things up after deciding to send the American League batting champion, first baseman John Olerud, to the bench (against lefthander Danny Jackson) and replace him with Paul Molitor.

The controversial move represented a way around the no designated-hitter rule that was in effect at the National League's ballpark and the "fake DH" filled the gap with a two run triple in the first inning and a solo homer in the third. Alomar and Tony Fernandez also followed suite with two, two RBI blasts of their own for the 10-3 triumph that put the Bluebirds ahead two games to one.

Game 4 was by far the most memorable outing of the Series and set three records in a single game including the longest World Series game ever (four hours, fourteen minutes), most runs by both clubs (twenty-nine) and most runs scored by a losing team (fourteen). Philadelphia's Milt Thompson (five RBIs) got the ball rolling with a three run triple in the first inning and Dykstra (four RBIs) added two homers for an astonishing 14-9 lead going into the seventh.

The Jays, who's batting order featured the league's 1-2-3 hitters (Olerud, Molitor and Alomar) landed a six run rally in the eighth which was capped by Henderson's two run single and White's two run triple. After both teams combined for thirty-one hits and fourteen bases on balls, the defending champions emerged 15-14 winners. The scoring derby though record-setting was typical due to the poor pitching that had become par on both sides throughout the Series. (Toronto's rotation finished with a horrendous 5.77 ERA and the Phillies bested them with a pathetic 7.57 earned-run-average.)

Curt Schilling was given the dubious task of putting Philly back in race after a three game deficit and the National's ace rose to the challenge with a beautiful five hitter that kept his team alive with a 2-0 victory. Unfortunately the contest was headed back indoors as both teams headed back to "The Great White North".

Molitor (who finished .500 and won the MVP) tripled home a run in Toronto's three run first that set the pace for Game 6. He added a bases-empty homer in the fifth that moved the Jays ahead 5-1. The advantage stood in Philadelphia's favor as they protected a 6-5 decision going into the ninth. Mitch Williams was given the call from the Phillies bullpen and proceeded to walk the first batter he faced (Rickey Henderson) on four pitches. White flied out to left field, but Molitor (the DH) followed with a clutch single to center. Joe Carter (with one-hundred twenty-one RBIs and eight-hundred ninety-three in eight years) completed the sequence (with a 2-2 count) and sent a long bomb over the left-field fence for the game and title.

The 8-6 victory made the Canadian-based club the first team since the Yankees of 1977-78 to repeat and finally gave levity to the term "World Champions."

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1993 World Series

1993 World Series Program

1993 World Series Official Program

1992 | Toronto Blue Jays (4) vs Philadelphia Phillies (2) | 1995

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
Skydome
1 st Pitch
George Brett (Hall of Famer)
Attendance
52,011
National Anthem
Aretha Franklin (The Queen of Soul)
Canadian Anthem
Michael Burgess (Canadian Actor and Tenor)
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Skydome
1 st Pitch
Carlos Costa (Canadian Distance Swimmer)
Attendance
52,062
National Anthem
Michael Bolton (Grammy Award Winning Singer)
Canadian Anthem
Rita MacNeil (Canadian Country and Folk Singer)
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
Veterans Stadium
1 st Pitch
Mike Schmidt (Hall of Famer)
Attendance
62,689
National Anthem
Canadian Anthem
Dan Hill (Canadian Singer and Songwriter)
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
Veterans Stadium
1 st Pitch
Steve Carlton (Hall of Famer)
Attendance
62,731
National Anthem
The Philadelphia Orchestra (One of the "Big Five")
Canadian Anthem
Sheree Jeacocke (Canadian Singer and Actress)
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
Veterans Stadium
1 st Pitch
Robin Roberts (Hall of Famer)
Attendance
62,706
National Anthem
Scott Bakula (Actor)
Canadian Anthem
Brent Carver (1993 Tony Award Winner)
Game 6
Date / Box Score
Location
Skydome
Attendance
52,195
1993 World Series Fast Facts

1993 World Series
Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 11 1
Toronto 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 x 8 10 3
Curt Schilling (L)
David West (7 th )
Larry Andersen (7 th )
Roger Mason (8 th )
Juan Guzman
Al Leiter (W, 6 th )
Duane Ward (S, 8 th )
-
None
-
Devon White (5 th )
John Olerud (6 th )

1993 World Series
Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 12 0
Toronto 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 0
Terry Mulholland (W)
Roger Mason (6 th )
Mitch Williams (S, 7 th )
-
Dave Stewart (L)
Tony Castillo (7 th )
Mark Eichhorn (8 th )
Mike Timlin (8 th )
Jim Eisenreich (3 rd )
Lenny Dykstra (7 th )
Joe Carter (4 th )
-

1993 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 10 13 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 9 1
Pat Hentgen (W)
Danny Cox (7 th )
Duane Ward (9 th )
-
Danny Jackson (L)
Ben Rivera (6 th )
Bobby Thigpen (7 th )
Larry Andersen (9 th )
Paul Molitor (3 rd ) Milt Thompson (9 th )

1993 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 6 0 15 18 0
Philadelphia 4 2 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 14 14 0
Todd Stottlemyre
Al Leiter (3 rd )
Tony Castillo (W, 5 th )
Mike Timlin (8 th )
Duane Ward (S, 8 th )
-
Tommy Greene
Roger Mason (3 rd )
David West (6 th )
Larry Andersen (7 th )
Mitch Williams (L, 8 th )
Bobby Thigpen (9 th )
None
-
-
Lenny Dykstra (2 nd )
Lenny Dykstra (5 th )
Darren Daulton (5 th )

1993 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Philadelphia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 5 1
Juan Guzman (L)
Danny Cox (8 th )
Curt Schilling (W)
-
None None

1993 World Series
Game 6

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 7 0
Toronto 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 10 2
Terry Mulholland
Roger Mason (6 th )
David West (8 th )
Larry Andersen (8 th )
Mitch Williams (L, 9 th )
Dave Stewart
Danny Cox (7 th )
Al Leiter (7 th )
Duane Ward (W, 9 th )
-
Lenny Dykstra (7 th )
-
Paul Molitor (5 th )
Joe Carter (9 th )

1993 World Series

Toronto Blue Jays

Composite Hitting Statistics

2b
c
ph
pr
of
p
p
p
ss
3b-2
p
of
p
c
p
dh-3
1b
3b-4,1b-1
p
p
p
p
of
6
6
2
1
6
2
3
1
6
3
2
6
1
1
3
6
5
5
2
1
2
4
6
25
23
2
0
25
1
1
0
21
0
2
22
3
0
1
24
17
15
0
0
0
0
24
12
7
1
0
7
0
0
0
7
0
0
5
0
0
1
12
4
1
0
0
0
0
7
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
2
1
0
6
0
0
0
2
0
0
6
0
0
0
10
5
0
0
0
0
0
8
6
1
0
0
8
0
0
0
9
0
0
2
0
0
0
8
2
2
0
0
0
0
7
.480
.304
.500
.000
.280
.000
.000
.000
.333
.000
.000
.227
.000
.000
1.000
.500
.235
.067
.000
.000
.000
.000
.292
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
5
0
0
0
3
4
1
0
1
0
0
4
3
1
0
0
4
1
0
0
3
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
1
6
0
0
0
0
7
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Totals
206
64
13
5
6
45
45
.311
25
30
7

1993 World Series

Philadelphia Phillies

Composite Hitting Statistics

p
3b
ph
c
2b-5,dh-1
of
of
p
3b
of
p
dh-2
1b
p
2b-1
p
p
p
ss
p
of
p
p
4
3
2
6
6
6
6
1
6
4
1
3
6
4
3
2
1
2
6
2
6
3
3
0
0
2
23
29
23
26
1
23
8
1
10
23
1
5
0
0
2
19
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
5
10
8
6
1
6
1
0
2
8
0
1
0
0
1
4
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
5
9
3
1
5
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
8
7
0
2
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
6
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.217
.345
.348
.231
1.000
.261
.125
.000
.200
.348
.000
.200
.000
.000
.500
.211
.000
.313
.000
.000
0
0
0
4
1
7
2
0
6
0
0
0
7
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
5
7
4
4
0
5
4
1
2
7
0
2
0
0
1
5
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
212
58
7
2
7
36
35
.274
34
50
7

1993 World Series

Toronto Blue Jays

Composite Pitching Statistics

1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
3
1
2
1
3
2
1
2
4
0
0
0
2
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3.1
3.1
0.1
12.0
6.0
7.0
12.0
2.0
2.1
4.2
8.10
8.10
0.00
3.75
1.50
7.71
6.75
27.00
0.00
1.93
6
6
1
10
5
12
10
3
2
3
1
6
0
12
6
5
8
1
4
7
3
3
0
5
1
6
9
6
0
1
3
5
1
8
3
2
8
4
0
0
Totals
4
2
27
6
0
2
0
53.0
5.77
58
50
34
34

1993 World Series

Philadelphia Phillies

Composite Pitching Statistics

0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
4
1
1
4
2
1
2
2
3
3
0
1
1
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
3.2
2.1
5.0
7.2
10.2
1.1
15.1
2.2
1.0
2.2
12.27
27.00
7.20
1.17
6.75
27.00
3.52
0.00
27.00
20.25
5
7
6
4
14
4
13
1
5
5
3
1
1
7
5
3
9
0
0
1
5
7
4
1
8
4
6
0
3
6
3
4
1
1
3
2
5
1
1
4
Totals
2
4
23
6
1
1
1
52.1
7.57
64
30
44
25
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Game 4 set three new World Series records: Longest World Series game ever at four hours fourteen minutes, most runs by both clubs with twenty-nine (29) and most runs scored by a losing team with fourteen.

Paul Molitor won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award finishing with a .500 batting average, two doubles, two triples, two home runs and eight (8) runs batted in.

Click the player to Hear Joe Carter's Walk Off Home Run

The Joe Carter walk-off-the-field / game winning home run during Game 6 , (just click the radio), is considered by many as one of the most memorable moments in World Series history.

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