1989 Toronto Blue Jays
1989 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–73 (.549)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Jimy Williams, Cito Gaston
Local televisionCFTO-TV
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Fergie Olver, Buck Martinez)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1989 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 13th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing first in the American League East with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses. They lost the ALCS in five games to the eventual World Series champion Oakland Athletics. It was the team's last season at Exhibition Stadium, before moving to SkyDome halfway into the season. The Blue Jays hit eight grand slams, the most in MLB in 1989.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

The regular season would represent a turning point for the Blue Jays in many different ways. The Blue Jays started the 1989 season in Kansas City against the Royals. Behind the pitching of Jimmy Key, the Jays won the first game of the season 4-3.[8] The rest of the month would result in a losing record for the Jays. After the first month of the season, the Blue Jays had 10 wins and 20 losses and sat 6.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the standings. The result was that Pat Gillick made his first trade in 605 days.[8] On April 30, Gillick sent Jesse Barfield to the New York Yankees in exchange for Al Leiter.[8] The reason for the deal was that management was convinced that Rob Ducey was ready to be an everyday outfielder. The spot eventually went to the surprising Junior Felix that year, and Ducey never became the everyday player the Jays imagined him to be.

The Blue Jays had never fired a manager in the middle of the season. After the Jays were swept by the Minnesota Twins in a three-game series, including a 13-1 loss in the final game of the series, the Jays had 12 wins and 24 losses.[9] The Jays had also lost 15 of their last 19 games. Gillick decided that a change was needed. On Monday, May 15, Jimy Williams had become the first Jays manager to be fired in mid-season.[10] Williams would be replaced by Cito Gaston, the first black manager in the history of the franchise.

The Blue Jays' last game at Exhibition Stadium was against the first team they played there, the Chicago White Sox. From there, the Blue Jays opened the new Skydome with a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. On September 30, they clinched the American League East division title at the new ballpark.

Notable games

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549 46–35 43–38
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Boston Red Sox 83 79 0.512 6 46–35 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 0.500 8 45–36 36–45
New York Yankees 74 87 0.460 14½ 41–40 33–47
Cleveland Indians 73 89 0.451 16 41–40 32–49
Detroit Tigers 59 103 0.364 30 38–43 21–60

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–6 10–3 6–6 7–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 9–3 7–6
Boston 7–6 4–8 7–5 8–5 11–2 4–8 6–7 6–6 7–6 7–5 5–7 6–6 5–8
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 5–7 11–1 4–9 7–5 11–2 6–6 5–8 7–6 6–7 7–5
Chicago 6–6 5–7 5–8 7–5 4–8 6–7 10–2 5–8 5–6 5–8 7–6 3–10 1–11
Cleveland 6–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 5–8 8–4 3–10 5–7 9–4 2–10 6–6 7–5 5–8
Detroit 3–10 2–11 1–11 8–4 8–5 6–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 4–8 2–11
Kansas City 6–6 8–4 9–4 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–6 9–4 8–5 7–5
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 5–7 2–10 10–3 7–6 4–8 9–3 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 6–6 2–11 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 3–9 6–6 6–7 7–6 5–8 9–3
New York 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–5 4–9 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 8–4 5–7 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 8–5 8–5 10–2 8–4 6–7 7–5 7–6 9–3 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 6–6 7–5 6–7 6–7 6–6 8–4 4–9 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–9 6–7 5–7
Texas 3–9 6–6 7–6 10–3 5–7 8–4 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 5–8 7–6 5–7
Toronto 6–7 8–5 5–7 11–1 8–5 11–2 5–7 7–6 3–9 6–7 5–7 7–5 7–5


Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1989 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1989 Game Log
April (9–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 3 @ Royals 4 – 3 Key (1-0) Gubicza (0-1) Henke (1) 38,595 1-0
2 April 5 @ Royals 2 – 1 Gordon (1-0) Stottlemyre (0-1) 17,126 1-1
3 April 6 @ Royals 3 – 2 Montgomery (1-0) Ward (0-1) Farr (1) 18,883 1-2
4 April 7 @ Rangers 10 – 9 Castillo (1-0) Guante (1-1) Henke (2) 22,914 2-2
5 April 8 @ Rangers 5 – 4 Moyer (1-0) Key (1-1) Russell (2) 26,073 2-3
6 April 9 @ Rangers 3 – 2 Rogers (1-0) Henke (0-1) 19,498 2-4
7 April 10 @ Yankees 8 – 0 Stieb (1-0) Hawkins (0-2) 17,192 3-4
8 April 11 @ Yankees 11 – 6 (10) Henke (1-1) Righetti (0-1) 20,277 4-4
9 April 12 @ Yankees 5 – 3 Candelaria (1-1) Castillo (1-1) Guetterman (1) 17,900 4-5
10 April 14 Royals 3 – 0 Key (2-1) Leibrandt (0-1) 46,028 5-5
11 April 15 Royals 10 – 5 Aquino (2-0) Ward (0-2) 25,247 5-6
12 April 16 Royals 15 – 8 Wells (1-0) Saberhagen (1-1) Castillo (1) 35,210 6-6
13 April 17 Yankees 7 – 2 Hawkins (1-2) Flanagan (0-1) 23,260 6-7
14 April 18 Yankees 2 – 0 LaPoint (1-1) Musselman (0-1) Righetti (1) 25,040 6-8
15 April 19 Yankees 4 – 2 Candelaria (2-1) Key (2-2) Guetterman (3) 26,471 6-9
16 April 21 Rangers 6 – 3 Stieb (2-0) Brown (1-1) Ward (1) 22,186 7-9
17 April 22 Rangers 4 – 2 Ward (1-2) Hough (2-1) 27,278 8-9
18 April 23 Rangers 4 – 1 Ryan (2-1) Stottlemyre (0-2) 31,473 8-10
19 April 24 @ Athletics 5 – 4 Nelson (2-1) Henke (1-2) 25,099 8-11
20 April 25 @ Athletics 3 – 1 Davis (2-1) Cerutti (0-1) Eckersley (7) 12,437 8-12
21 April 26 @ Mariners 7 – 6 Trout (2-1) Wells (1-1) Jackson (1) 7,399 8-13
22 April 27 @ Mariners 6 – 1 Flanagan (1-1) Dunne (0-1) 8,600 9-13
23 April 28 @ Angels 9 – 0 McCaskill (4-1) Stottlemyre (0-3) 30,958 9-14
24 April 29 @ Angels 4 – 3 (10) Minton (1-0) Ward (1-3) 49,906 9-15
25 April 30 @ Angels 1 – 0 (11) McClure (1-0) Henke (1-3) 31,125 9-16
May (11–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 2 Athletics 8 – 5 Honeycutt (1-0) Ward (1-4) Plunk (1) 23,439 9-17
27 May 3 Athletics 2 – 0 Flanagan (2-1) Moore (3-2) 22,370 10-17
28 May 4 Angels 3 – 2 (10) Harvey (1-0) Ward (1-5) Minton (3) 21,188 10-18
29 May 5 Angels 5 – 3 Abbott (2-2) Cerutti (0-2) Harvey (5) 24,188 10-19
30 May 6 Angels 5 – 4 McClure (2-0) Ward (1-6) 39,123 10-20
-- May 7 Angels Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for July 17
31 May 8 Mariners 10 – 1 Stieb (3-0) Dunne (1-2) 23,293 11-20
32 May 9 Mariners 4 – 3 Hanson (4-2) Flanagan (2-2) Schooler (7) 24,234 12-20
33 May 10 Mariners 3 – 2 Key (3-2) Langston (4-4) 33,216 12-21
34 May 12 @ Twins 6 – 5 Berenguer (1-0) Wells (1-2) Reardon (6) 24,073 12-22
35 May 13 @ Twins 10 – 8 Rawley (3-4) Stieb (3-1) Reardon (7) 29,712 12-23
36 May 14 @ Twins 13 – 1 Viola (2-5) Flanagan (2-3) 33,980 12-24
37 May 15 Indians 5 – 3 Key (4-2) Farrell (2-3) 22,330 13-24
38 May 16 Indians 7 – 6 Henke (2-3) Atherton (0-2) Ward (2) 23,214 14-24
39 May 17 Indians 6 – 3 Black (2-5) Stieb (3-2) Jones (7) 24,406 14-25
40 May 19 @ White Sox 9 – 3 Flanagan (3-3) King (4-4) 11,282 15-25
41 May 20 @ White Sox 11 – 1 Key (5-2) Hillegas (1-5) 18,029 16-25
42 May 21 @ White Sox 9 – 3 Cerutti (1-2) Pérez (2-5) Ward (3) 16,488 17-25
43 May 22 Twins 6 – 2 Anderson (5-2) Stieb (3-3) 40,134 17-26
44 May 23 Twins 2 – 1 Wells (2-2) Berenguer (2-2) 24,443 18-26
45 May 24 Twins 10 – 4 Viola (3-6) Flanagan (3-4) 27,138 18-27
46 May 26 White Sox 11 – 3 Key (6-2) Hillegas (1-6) 30,105 19-27
47 May 27 White Sox 5 – 3 Pérez (3-5) Cerutti (1-3) Thigpen (7) 37,437 19-28
48 May 28 White Sox 7 – 5 (10) Henke (3-3) Thigpen (0-1) 46,120 20-28
49 May 29 @ Indians 5 – 3 Candiotti (6-2) Flanagan (3-5) Jones (10) 19,947 20-29
50 May 30 @ Indians 6 – 2 Farrell (3-5) Sanchez (0-1) 6,204 20-30
51 May 31 @ Indians 7 – 4 Black (4-6) Key (6-3) Jones (11) 12,890 20-31
June (17–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
52 June 2 @ Red Sox 7 – 2 Cerutti (2-3) Dopson (5-4) Ward (4) 33,584 21-31
53 June 3 @ Red Sox 10 – 2 Stieb (4-3) Boddicker (3-5) 33,942 22-31
54 June 4 @ Red Sox 13 – 11 (12) Ward (2-6) Lamp (0-1) 33,760 23-31
55 June 5 Brewers 5 – 3 August (5-6) Key (6-4) Plesac (13) 48,378 23-32
56 June 6 Brewers 6 – 4 Aldrich (1-0) Ward (2-7) Crim (3) 45,520 23-33
57 June 7 Brewers 4 – 2 Cerutti (3-3) Bosio (6-4) 45,372 24-33
58 June 9 Tigers 2 – 0 Stieb (5-3) Tanana (5-6) Wells (1) 48,219 25-33
59 June 10 Tigers 11 – 8 Williams (3-2) Key (6-5) 48,430 25-34
60 June 11 Tigers 4 – 0 Flanagan (4-5) Schwabe (1-1) Ward (5) 48,274 26-34
61 June 12 Tigers 5 – 4 (11) Henke (4-3) Gibson (2-4) 48,531 27-34
62 June 13 @ Brewers 4 – 3 Ward (3-7) Plesac (2-3) 15,469 28-34
63 June 14 @ Brewers 6 – 1 Stieb (6-3) Krueger (2-1) 14,808 29-34
64 June 15 @ Brewers 6 – 4 Fossas (1-0) Key (6-6) Plesac (15) 16,964 29-35
65 June 16 Mariners 4 – 3 Henke (5-3) Schooler (1-1) 48,363 30-35
66 June 17 Mariners 3 – 2 Ward (4-7) Jackson (2-1) 48,336 31-35
67 June 18 Mariners 8 – 2 Bankhead (4-4) Wills (0-1) 48,329 31-36
68 June 19 @ Angels 8 – 1 Stieb (7-3) Finley (7-6) 24,430 32-36
69 June 20 @ Angels 6 – 2 Key (7-6) McCaskill (7-4) 23,956 33-36
70 June 21 @ Angels 6 – 1 (14) Henke (6-3) Minton (1-2) 24,259 34-36
71 June 22 @ Athletics 4 – 2 (13) Hernandez (1-0) Corsi (0-1) Wells (2) 21,418 35-36
72 June 23 @ Athletics 10 – 8 Buice (1-0) Young (2-8) Henke (3) 27,795 36-36
73 June 24 @ Athletics 7 – 1 Stewart (12-3) Stieb (7-4) 39,659 36-37
74 June 25 @ Athletics 6 – 3 Davis (6-3) Key (7-7) Honeycutt (8) 49,219 36-38
75 June 27 @ Orioles 16 – 6 Tibbs (5-0) Flanagan (4-6) 30,136 36-39
76 June 28 @ Orioles 2 – 1 Hickey (2-2) Cerutti (3-4) Olson (12) 35,757 36-40
77 June 29 @ Orioles 11 – 1 Cummings (1-0) Schmidt (7-7) 39,528 37-40
78 June 30 Red Sox 3 – 1 Boddicker (5-7) Wells (2-3) Murphy (3) 48,429 37-41
July (15–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
79 July 1 Red Sox 3 – 1 Hetzel (1-0) Stottlemyre (0-4) Smith (10) 48,639 37-42
80 July 2 Red Sox 4 – 1 (11) Murphy (1-3) Wells (2-4) Smith (11) 48,516 37-43
81 July 3 Red Sox 3 – 2 Cerutti (4-4) Smithson (4-7) Ward (6) 48,483 38-43
82 July 4 Orioles 8 – 0 Schmidt (8-7) Stieb (7-5) Williamson (7) 44,025 38-44
83 July 5 Orioles 5 – 4 Milacki (5-8) Key (7-8) Olson (13) 49,239 38-45
84 July 6 Orioles 4 – 1 Stottlemyre (1-4) Ballard (10-4) Ward (7) 46,629 39-45
85 July 7 @ Tigers 6 – 4 Cummings (2-0) Hernández (2-2) Henke (4) 25,213 40-45
86 July 8 @ Tigers 8 – 3 Cerutti (5-4) Alexander (4-9) Ward (8) 31,342 41-45
87 July 9 @ Tigers 2 – 0 Stieb (8-5) Tanana (7-9) Henke (5) 32,428 42-45
88 July 13 Athletics 11 – 7 Burns (5-2) Key (7-9) 48,207 42-46
89 July 14 Athletics 4 – 1 Stieb (9-5) Welch (10-5) Ward (9) 48,325 43-46
90 July 15 Athletics 6 – 1 Flanagan (5-6) Stewart (13-5) 48,238 44-46
91 July 16 Athletics 6 – 2 Moore (12-5) Cerutti (5-5) Burns (7) 48,405 44-47
92 July 17 Angels 6 – 4 Wells (3-4) Abbott (8-6) Henke (6) 45-47
93 July 17 Angels 5 – 4 Wells (4-4) McClure (2-1) Henke (7) 48,641 46-47
94 July 18 Angels 1 – 0 Blyleven (10-2) Key (7-10) 48,717 46-48
95 July 20 @ Mariners 5 – 2 Bankhead (10-4) Stieb (9-6) Powell (2) 15,723 46-49
96 July 21 @ Mariners 8 – 1 Flanagan (6-6) Harris (1-3) 17,591 47-49
97 July 22 @ Mariners 7 – 1 Cerutti (6-5) Dunne (1-5) Ward (10) 22,044 48-49
98 July 23 @ Mariners 5 – 2 Johnson (4-2) Key (7-11) 17,973 48-50
99 July 24 @ Rangers 6 – 3 Stottlemyre (2-4) Álvarez (0-1) Henke (8) 33,754 49-50
100 July 25 @ Rangers 4 – 0 Stieb (10-6) Ryan (11-6) Ward (11) 25,297 50-50
101 July 26 @ Rangers 11 – 1 Brown (9-6) Flanagan (6-7) 16,633 50-51
102 July 28 @ Yankees 6 – 2 Cerutti (7-5) LaPoint (6-9) 37,222 51-51
103 July 29 @ Yankees 7 – 2 Cary (1-0) Key (7-12) 42,179 51-52
104 July 30 @ Yankees 7 – 6 Guetterman (3-5) Ward (4-8) 45,107 51-53
105 July 31 @ Yankees 6 – 5 Wells (5-4) Hawkins (12-10) Henke (9) 21,019 52-53
August (20–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
106 August 1 Royals 2 – 1 Saberhagen (11-5) Stottlemyre (2-5) 48,528 52-54
107 August 2 Royals 8 – 0 Cerutti (8-5) Gubicza (9-9) 48,765 53-54
108 August 3 Royals 5 – 0 Gordon (12-4) Key (7-13) 48,731 53-55
109 August 4 Yankees 2 – 1 Stieb (11-6) Parker (3-2) 48,789 54-55
110 August 5 Yankees 5 – 4 Hawkins (13-10) Ward (4-9) Righetti (18) 49,155 54-56
111 August 6 Yankees 6 – 5 Stottlemyre (3-5) Terrell (0-2) 49,025 55-56
112 August 7 Rangers 2 – 1 Cerutti (9-5) Jeffcoat (5-5) 48,773 56-56
113 August 8 Rangers 7 – 0 Gozzo (1-0) Witt (9-10) 48,689 57-56
114 August 9 Rangers 4 – 3 Hough (7-11) Stieb (11-7) Russell (24) 48,962 57-57
115 August 11 @ Royals 6 – 2 Saberhagen (13-5) Flanagan (6-8) 40,027 57-58
116 August 12 @ Royals 2 – 0 Stottlemyre (4-5) Gubicza (10-10) Henke (10) 40,934 58-58
117 August 13 @ Royals 8 – 3 Gordon (14-4) Cerutti (9-6) 33,619 58-59
118 August 14 @ Red Sox 4 – 2 Gozzo (2-0) Boddicker (10-9) Henke (11) 35,058 59-59
119 August 15 @ Red Sox 7 – 2 Stieb (12-7) Smithson (6-11) Ward (12) 34,800 60-59
120 August 16 @ Red Sox 7 – 3 Wells (6-4) Murphy (3-6) Henke (12) 35,310 61-59
121 August 17 @ Orioles 11 – 6 Ballard (12-6) Cerutti (9-7) 40,147 61-60
122 August 18 @ Orioles 9 – 2 Gozzo (3-0) Johnson (2-2) 31,668 62-60
123 August 19 @ Orioles 5 – 1 Key (8-13) Milacki (7-11) 38,111 63-60
124 August 20 @ Orioles 7 – 2 Harnisch (3-6) Stieb (12-8) Thurmond (4) 37,242 63-61
125 August 22 Tigers 3 – 2 (14) Gozzo (4-0) Núñez (2-3) 49,072 64-61
126 August 23 Tigers 11 – 4 Wills (1-1) Robinson (3-3) 49,233 65-61
127 August 24 Tigers 11 – 3 Flanagan (7-8) Morris (3-11) 49,201 66-61
128 August 25 Brewers 3 – 1 Key (9-13) Peterek (0-1) Henke (13) 49,457 67-61
129 August 26 Brewers 7 – 0 Stieb (13-8) Higuera (9-5) 49,507 68-61
130 August 27 Brewers 5 – 4 Stottlemyre (5-5) Bosio (14-9) Ward (13) 49,507 69-61
131 August 28 Brewers 8 – 2 Filer (5-2) Cerutti (9-8) Krueger (3) 49,219 69-62
132 August 29 White Sox 3 – 2 Flanagan (8-8) Pall (4-5) Henke (14) 49,565 70-62
133 August 30 White Sox 2 – 1 Key (10-13) Dotson (4-8) Ward (14) 49,435 71-62
134 August 31 White Sox 5 – 1 Stieb (14-8) Rosenberg (4-10) 49,422 72-62
September (17–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 1 Twins 7 – 3 Stottlemyre (6-5) Guthrie (1-1) 49,350 73-62
136 September 2 Twins 4 – 2 Cerutti (10-8) Smith (10-5) Henke (15) 49,291 74-62
137 September 3 Twins 9 – 4 Aguilera (1-3) Flanagan (8-9) 49,073 74-63
138 September 4 @ White Sox 5 – 2 Key (11-13) Dotson (4-9) Henke (16) 9,318 75-63
139 September 5 @ White Sox 6 – 1 Stieb (15-8) Rosenberg (4-11) 7,858 76-63
140 September 6 @ White Sox 4 – 2 Stottlemyre (7-5) King (7-9) Ward (15) 7,350 77-63
141 September 7 @ Indians 12 – 4 Cerutti (11-8) Candiotti (12-8) 6,098 78-63
142 September 8 @ Indians 5 – 4 Jones (7-8) Acker (0-1) 13,489 78-64
143 September 9 @ Indians 7 – 5 (16) Wills (2-1) Kaiser (0-1) 15,154 79-64
144 September 10 @ Indians 5 – 4 (10) Acker (1-1) Olin (1-2) 12,045 80-64
145 September 12 @ Twins 8 – 2 West (3-1) Stottlemyre (7-6) 14,849 80-65
146 September 13 @ Twins 3 – 2 Tapani (2-0) Cerutti (11-9) Reardon (29) 14,903 80-66
147 September 14 @ Twins 2 – 0 Guthrie (2-1) Flanagan (8-10) Reardon (30) 14,262 80-67
148 September 15 Indians 5 – 2 Key (12-13) Swindell (13-5) Henke (17) 49,444 81-67
149 September 16 Indians 3 – 2 (11) Wells (7-4) Jones (7-9) 49,218 82-67
150 September 17 Indians 2 – 1 (10) Acker (2-1) Bailes (4-9) 49,501 83-67
151 September 18 Red Sox 6 – 3 Boddicker (13-11) Cerutti (11-10) Murphy (8) 49,579 83-68
152 September 19 Red Sox 6 – 5 (13) Henke (7-3) Harris (2-2) 49,352 84-68
153 September 20 Red Sox 10 – 3 Clemens (16-10) Key (12-14) 49,571 84-69
154 September 22 @ Brewers 7 – 3 Stieb (16-8) Reuss (9-8) 15,569 85-69
155 September 23 @ Brewers 4 – 1 August (12-11) Stottlemyre (7-7) Plesac (32) 24,640 85-70
156 September 24 @ Brewers 8 – 3 Filer (7-3) Cerutti (11-11) Crim (7) 17,485 85-71
157 September 25 @ Tigers 2 – 0 Key (13-14) Dubois (0-4) Henke (18) 15,990 86-71
158 September 26 @ Tigers 4 – 3 Henneman (11-4) Ward (4-10) 16,185 86-72
159 September 27 @ Tigers 8 – 1 Stieb (17-8) Alexander (6-18) Henke (19) 18,331 87-72
160 September 29 Orioles 2 – 1 (11) Henke (8-3) Williamson (10-4) 49,636 88-72
161 September 30 Orioles 4 – 3 Wills (3-1) Williamson (10-5) Henke (20) 49,553 89-72
October (0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
162 October 1 Orioles 7 – 5 McDonald (1-0) Gozzo (4-1) 49,469 89-73
1989 Playoff Game Log
ALCS
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 3 @ Athletics 7 – 3 Stewart (1-0) Stieb (0-1) 49,435 0-1
2 October 4 @ Athletics 6 – 3 Moore (1-0) Stottlemyre (0-1) Eckersley (1) 49,444 0-2
3 October 6 Athletics 7 – 3 Key (1-0) Davis (0-1) 50,268 1-2
4 October 7 Athletics 6 – 5 Welch (1-0) Flanagan (0-1) Eckersley (2) 50,076 1-3
5 October 8 Athletics 4 – 3 Stewart (2-0) Stieb (0-2) Eckersley (3) 50,024 1-4

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Ernie Whitt 129 385 101 .262 11 53
1B Fred McGriff 161 551 148 .269 36 92
2B Nelson Liriano 132 418 110 .263 5 53
3B Kelly Gruber 135 545 158 .290 18 73
SS Tony Fernández 140 573 147 .257 11 64
LF George Bell 153 613 182 .297 18 104
CF Lloyd Moseby 135 502 111 .221 11 43
RF Junior Félix 110 415 107 .258 9 46
DH Rance Mulliniks 103 273 65 .238 3 29

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Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Manuel Lee 99 300 78 .260 3 34
Pat Borders 94 241 62 .257 3 29
Mookie Wilson 54 238 71 .298 2 17
Bob Brenly 48 88 15 .170 1 6
Jesse Barfield 21 80 16 .200 5 11
Rob Ducey 41 76 16 .211 0 7
Tom Lawless 59 70 16 .229 0 3
Lee Mazzilli 28 66 15 .227 4 11
Glenallen Hill 19 52 15 .288 1 7
Greg Myers 17 44 5 .114 0 1
Ozzie Virgil 9 11 2 .182 1 2
Alexis Infante 20 12 2 .167 0 0
Francisco Cabrera 3 12 2 .167 0 0
Kevin Batiste 6 8 2 .250 0 0
John Olerud 6 8 3 .375 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Key 33 216 13 14 3.88 118
Dave Stieb 33 206⅔ 17 8 3.35 101
John Cerutti 33 205⅓ 11 11 3.07 69
Mike Flanagan 30 171⅔ 8 10 3.93 47
Todd Stottlemyre 27 127⅔ 7 7 3.88 63
Al Leiter 1 6⅔ 0 0 4.05 4

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Frank Wills 24 71⅓ 1 0 3.66
Mauro Gozzo 9 31⅔ 4 1 4.83
Steve Cummings 5 21 2 0 3.00
Alex Sanchez 4 11⅔ 0 1 10.03
Jeff Musselman 5 11 0 1 10.64
José Núñez 6 10⅔ 0 0 2.53

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Henke 64 8 3 20 1.92 116
Duane Ward 66 4 10 15 3.77 122
David Wells 54 7 4 2 2.40 78
Tony Castillo 17 1 1 1 6.11 10
Jim Acker 14 2 1 0 1.59 24
Xavier Hernandez 7 1 0 0 4.76 7
DeWayne Buice 7 1 0 0 5.82 10

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ALCS

Main article: 1989 American League Championship Series

Game 1

October 3, 1989, at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1
Oakland 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 X 7 11 0
W: Dave Stewart (1-0)   L: Dave Stieb (0-1)  
HR: TORErnie Whitt (1)  OAKDave Henderson (1), Mark McGwire (1)

Game 2

October 4, 1989, at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 1
Oakland 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 X 6 9 1
W: Mike Moore (1-0)   L: Todd Stottlemyre (0-1)   S: Dennis Eckersley (1)   
HR: OAKDave Parker (1)

Game 3

October 6, 1989, at SkyDome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Toronto 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 X 7 8 0
W: Jimmy Key (1-0)   L: Storm Davis (0-1)   
HR: OAKDave Parker (2)

Game 4

October 7, 1989, at SkyDome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 6 11 1
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 13 0
W: Bob Welch (1-0)   L: Mike Flanagan (0-1)   S: Dennis Eckersley (2)   
HR: OAKRickey Henderson 2 (2), José Canseco (1)

Game 5

October 8, 1989, at SkyDome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 4 0
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 9 0
W: Dave Stewart (2-0)   L: Dave Stieb (0-2)   S: Dennis Eckersley (3)   
HR: TORLloyd Moseby (1), George Bell (1)

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bob Bailor
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Barry Foote
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Doug Ault
A Myrtle Beach Blue Jays South Atlantic League Mike Fischlin
A-Short Season St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League Bob Shirley
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Rocket Wheeler

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