Party like it’s 1993? A look back at the last time Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by
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TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays are about to end the longest playoff drought by any North American professional sports team.

It’s been almost 22 years since Major League Baseball playoffs came north of the border and things have changed, naturally, since 1993 when the Blue Jays won the World Series.

Here’s a look back at the year 1993.

1: Kim Campbell became Canada’s first female prime minister (1 of 2 PMs in 1993)

Prime Minister Kim Campbell waves to the applause of a small group of supporters after her party was defeated Monday, Oct. 25, 1993.

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2: The Loonie was 77.54 cents US

3: “Jurassic Park” was top of the box office

4: Mobile phones looked like this.

5: Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson gets lifetime ban from athletics for doping

6: The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup

The Montreal Canadiens pose for a photograph with the Stanley Cup following their 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Montreal in this June 9, 1993 photo.

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7: “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston was the number one single in Canada 

8: The X-Files debut

Still image of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in “The X-Files.”

9: The World Wide Web pretty much happened

10: The average highest cost of gasoline was 58.4 cents/litre… Yellowknife. Calgary had the lowest average at 42.1 cents/litre.

Retail gas prices averaged just under $1.19 a litre this week. That’s roughly what the average price was last October when oil prices were more than double today’s trading price.

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11: Conservative Party of Canada launched the “Face Ad,” attacking Jean Chretien

12: Jean Chrétien was also prime minister.

13: The Edmonton Eskimos won the 81st Grey Cup

Edmonton Eskimos fans.

14: And of course, the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series at home.



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