1994 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record55–60 (.478)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Labatt Breweries,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Cito Gaston
Local televisionCBC Television
(Brian Williams, Tommy Hutton)
Baton
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton)
The Sports Network
(Jim Hughson, Buck Martinez)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1994 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 18th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 55 wins and 60 losses. Cito Gaston was the manager for the American League squad at the All-Star Game. The Mid-Summer classic was played on July 12 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter were starters at the event, while Pat Hentgen and Paul Molitor were named as reserves.

The season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike, technically leaving the Blue Jays as the reigning World Champions.

Offseason

Regular season

The Blue Jays scored 566 runs (4.92 per game) and allowed 579 runs (5.04 per game) through 115 games by Friday, August, 12. After slumping to a 33-46 record on Sunday, July 3, Toronto went 22-14 before the players' strike ended the season prematurely.[6]

Opening Day Starters

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619 33–24 37–19
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562 28–27 35–22
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478 16 33–26 22–34
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 17 31–33 23–28
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 18 34–24 19–38
Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456
W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438
California Angels 47 68 0.409

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 4–2 8–4 2–4 4–6 3–4 4–1 7–3 4–5 4–6 7–5 4–6 3–3 7–2
Boston 2–4 7–5 2–4 3–7 4–2 4–2 5–5 1–8 3–7 9–3 6–6 1–5 7–3
California 4–8 5–7 5–5 0–5 3–4 6–4 3–3 3–3 4–8 3–6 2–7 6–4 3–4
Chicago 4–2 4–2 5–5 7–5 8–4 3–7 9–3 2–4 4–2 6–3 9–1 4–5 2–3
Cleveland 6–4 7–3 5–0 5–7 8–2 1–4 5–2 9–3 0–9 6–0 3–2 5–7 6–4
Detroit 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–8 2–8 4–8 6–4 3–3 3–3 5–4 6–3 5–7 5–4
Kansas City 1–4 2–4 4–6 7–3 4–1 8–4 5–7 6–4 4–2 7–3 6–4 4–3 6–6
Milwaukee 3–7 5–5 3–3 3–9 2–5 4–6 7–5 6–6 2–7 4–1 4–2 3–3 7–3
Minnesota 5–4 8–1 3–3 4–2 3–9 3–3 4–6 6–6 4–5 2–5 3–3 4–5 4–8
New York 6–4 7–3 8–4 2–4 9–0 3–3 2–4 7–2 5–4 7–5 8–4 3–2 3–4
Oakland 5–7 3–9 6–3 3–6 0–6 4–5 3–7 1–4 5–2 5–7 4–3 7–3 5–1
Seattle 4–6 6–6 7–2 1–9 2–3 3–6 4–6 2–4 3–3 4–8 3–4 9–1 1–5
Texas 3–3 5–1 4–6 5–4 7–5 7–5 3–4 3–3 5–4 2–3 3–7 1–9 4–8
Toronto 2–7 3–7 4–3 3–2 4–6 4–5 6–6 3–7 8–4 4–3 1–5 5–1 8–4


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Game log

1994 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 4 White Sox 7 – 3 Guzman (1-0) McDowell (0-1) 50,484 1-0
2 April 5 White Sox 5 – 3 Stewart (1-0) Fernandez (0-1) Stottlemyre (1) 44,471 2-0
3 April 6 White Sox 9 – 2 Álvarez (1-0) Hentgen (0-1) 44,164 2-1
4 April 8 Mariners 8 – 2 Leiter (1-0) Fleming (0-1) 48,152 3-1
5 April 9 Mariners 8 – 6 Castillo (1-0) Thigpen (0-1) 49,179 4-1
6 April 10 Mariners 12 – 6 Stewart (2-0) Johnson (0-1) 50,471 5-1
7 April 11 @ Athletics 14 – 5 Hentgen (1-1) Witt (0-1) 40,551 6-1
8 April 12 @ Athletics 8 – 4 Darling (1-1) Spoljaric (0-1) 24,970 6-2
9 April 13 @ Athletics 8 – 7 (12) Ontiveros (1-1) Cadaret (0-1) 12,397 6-3
10 April 14 @ Angels 6 – 4 Leiter (1-0) Guzman (1-1) Grahe (4) 21,243 6-4
11 April 15 @ Angels 14 – 13 (10) Lefferts (1-0) Brow (0-1) 20,413 6-5
12 April 16 @ Angels 5 – 4 Hentgen (2-1) Patterson (0-1) 29,757 7-5
13 April 17 @ Angels 5 – 4 (10) Stottlemyre (1-0) Grahe (0-2) 35,518 8-5
14 April 19 Rangers 13 – 3 Guzman (2-1) Brown (0-4) 48,149 9-5
15 April 20 Rangers 4 – 3 (11) Stottlemyre (2-0) Henke (1-1) 47,116 10-5
16 April 22 Twins 8 – 2 Hentgen (3-1) Erickson (1-3) 46,268 11-5
17 April 23 Twins 8 – 6 Leiter (2-0) Pulido (0-2) Timlin (1) 50,504 12-5
18 April 24 Twins 7 – 3 Tapani (1-1) Guzman (2-2) 50,464 12-6
19 April 25 @ Royals 4 – 3 Cone (3-1) Stewart (2-1) Montgomery (1) 17,100 12-7
20 April 26 @ Royals 8 – 6 Stottlemyre (3-0) Haney (1-1) Timlin (2) 16,571 13-7
21 April 27 @ Rangers 11 – 3 Rogers (2-2) Hentgen (3-2) 38,055 13-8
22 April 28 @ Rangers 1 – 0 Brown (1-4) Leiter (2-1) Henke (3) 27,287 13-9
23 April 29 @ Twins 12 – 7 Guzman (3-2) Tapani (1-2) 25,898 14-9
24 April 30 @ Twins 11 – 9 Deshaies (2-2) Stewart (2-2) Aguilera (6) 24,479 14-10
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
25 May 1 @ Twins 7 – 3 Willis (1-1) Williams (0-1) 26,669 14-11
26 May 3 Royals 1 – 0 Hentgen (4-2) Appier (2-3) 48,173 15-11
27 May 4 Royals 6 – 4 (10) Brewer (2-0) Hall (0-1) Montgomery (2) 47,244 15-12
28 May 5 Royals 11 – 9 Gordon (2-1) Guzman (3-3) Montgomery (3) 50,076 15-13
29 May 6 Brewers 7 – 1 Eldred (3-3) Stewart (2-3) 47,150 15-14
30 May 7 Brewers 3 – 2 Castillo (2-0) Bronkey (1-1) 50,458 16-14
31 May 8 Brewers 3 – 1 Hentgen (5-2) Higuera (1-3) Hall (1) 48,252 17-14
32 May 9 @ Orioles 4 – 1 Fernandez (2-0) Leiter (2-2) Smith (14) 47,369 17-15
33 May 10 @ Orioles 6 – 3 Oquist (1-0) Guzman (3-4) Smith (15) 47,194 17-16
34 May 11 @ Orioles 4 – 1 Mussina (6-1) Stottlemyre (3-1) 47,386 17-17
35 May 13 @ Red Sox 5 – 3 Hesketh (2-1) Hentgen (5-3) Ryan (3) 32,579 17-18
36 May 14 @ Red Sox 11 – 2 Darwin (6-2) Leiter (2-3) 33,771 17-19
-- May 15 @ Red Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for August 1
37 May 16 Tigers 7 – 2 Guzman (4-4) Moore (3-3) 50,456 18-19
38 May 17 Tigers 13 – 6 Belcher (1-7) Stottlemyre (3-2) 46,439 18-20
39 May 18 Tigers 9 – 3 Stewart (3-3) Gullickson (2-3) 47,247 19-20
40 May 20 Indians 2 – 0 Hentgen (6-3) Nagy (3-3) 50,501 20-20
41 May 21 Indians 9 – 7 Leiter (3-3) Nabholz (0-1) Brow (1) 50,519 21-20
42 May 22 Indians 8 – 0 Martínez (3-4) Guzman (4-5) 48,154 21-21
43 May 23 Indians 6 – 5 Hall (1-1) Mesa (3-2) 48,080 22-21
44 May 24 @ Yankees 6 – 1 Mulholland (5-3) Stewart (3-4) 26,217 22-22
45 May 25 @ Yankees 5 – 2 Abbott (6-2) Hentgen (6-4) 23,250 22-23
46 May 27 Angels 6 – 2 Leftwich (3-4) Leiter (3-4) 48,244 22-24
47 May 28 Angels 9 – 4 Guzman (5-5) Langston (2-3) 50,509 23-24
48 May 29 Angels 5 – 0 Stottlemyre (4-2) Finley (4-4) 50,529 24-24
49 May 30 Athletics 6 – 2 Acre (1-0) Brow (0-2) 50,088 24-25
50 May 31 Athletics 7 – 2 Darling (4-6) Hentgen (6-5) Eckersley (5) 50,211 24-26
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
51 June 1 Athletics 9 – 5 Welch (1-5) Castillo (2-1) 50,471 24-27
52 June 3 @ Mariners 9 – 6 Guzman (6-5) Salkeld (2-3) Hall (2) 23,310 25-27
53 June 4 @ Mariners 2 – 0 Johnson (7-3) Stottlemyre (4-3) 37,127 25-28
54 June 5 @ Mariners 5 – 4 Stewart (4-4) Fleming (3-8) Hall (3) 26,339 26-28
55 June 7 @ White Sox 9 – 5 Hentgen (7-5) Álvarez (8-1) Hall (4) 37,184 27-28
56 June 8 @ White Sox 3 – 2 Johnson (1-0) Hall (1-2) 29,920 27-29
57 June 9 Yankees 7 – 5 Williams (1-1) Mulholland (5-6) Brow (2) 50,521 28-29
58 June 10 Yankees 7 – 2 Stottlemyre (5-3) Abbott (6-5) 50,522 29-29
59 June 11 Yankees 9 – 2 Key (9-1) Stewart (4-5) Wickman (3) 50,530 29-30
60 June 12 Yankees 3 – 1 Hentgen (8-5) Kamieniecki (4-2) Castillo (1) 50,511 30-30
61 June 13 @ Indians 7 – 3 Clark (8-1) Cornett (0-1) 41,598 30-31
62 June 14 @ Indians 7 – 5 Mesa (6-3) Guzman (6-6) Shuey (4) 41,887 30-32
63 June 15 @ Indians 4 – 3 (13) Mesa (7-3) Brow (0-3) 41,794 30-33
64 June 17 @ Tigers 7 – 4 Stewart (5-5) Gardiner (2-1) Hall (5) 36,210 31-33
65 June 18 @ Tigers 6 – 5 (11) Boever (5-0) Williams (1-2) 37,534 31-34
66 June 19 @ Tigers 3 – 1 Gohr (2-0) Guzman (6-7) Gardiner (4) 35,772 31-35
67 June 20 Red Sox 4 – 1 Hesketh (4-4) Stottlemyre (5-4) Fossas (1) 50,028 31-36
68 June 21 Red Sox 13 – 1 Sele (6-3) Cornett (0-2) 49,460 31-37
69 June 22 Red Sox 3 – 2 Minchey (1-2) Stewart (5-6) Ryan (4) 50,288 31-38
70 June 24 Orioles 5 – 1 Eichhorn (3-1) Righetti (0-1) 50,508 31-39
71 June 25 Orioles 4 – 1 Eichhorn (4-1) Guzman (6-8) Smith (25) 50,526 31-40
72 June 26 Orioles 7 – 1 Mussina (11-4) Stottlemyre (5-5) 50,229 31-41
73 June 27 @ Brewers 5 – 1 Eldred (9-7) Leiter (3-5) 15,746 31-42
74 June 28 @ Brewers 6 – 4 Mercedes (1-0) Stewart (5-7) Fetters (8) 18,905 31-43
75 June 29 @ Brewers 5 – 0 Hentgen (9-5) Bones (7-5) 20,576 32-43
76 June 30 @ Brewers 9 – 2 Wegman (6-0) Guzman (6-9) 27,231 32-44
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
77 July 1 @ Royals 4 – 3 (12) Montgomery (2-3) Williams (1-3) 21,496 32-45
78 July 2 @ Royals 7 – 6 Castillo (3-1) Meacham (0-1) Hall (6) 27,800 33-45
79 July 3 @ Royals 11 – 6 Cone (12-4) Stewart (5-8) 25,421 33-46
80 July 4 @ Royals 9 – 4 Hentgen (10-5) Milacki (0-3) 38,039 34-46
81 July 5 @ Twins 14 – 3 Guzman (7-9) Mahomes (7-4) 22,380 35-46
82 July 6 @ Twins 5 – 4 Erickson (8-6) Stottlemyre (5-6) Aguilera (18) 26,479 35-47
83 July 7 @ Twins 4 – 3 Castillo (4-1) Willis (1-3) Hall (7) 31,180 36-47
84 July 8 Royals 6 – 5 Pichardo (3-2) Hall (1-3) Montgomery (14) 50,515 36-48
85 July 9 Royals 9 – 4 Hentgen (11-5) Milacki (0-4) 50,524 37-48
86 July 10 Royals 7 – 3 Guzman (8-9) Gubicza (5-8) Cox (1) 50,504 38-48
87 July 14 @ Rangers 7 – 3 Fajardo (5-5) Stottlemyre (5-7) 42,621 38-49
88 July 15 @ Rangers 7 – 5 Guzman (9-9) Dettmer (0-4) Hall (8) 46,511 39-49
89 July 16 @ Rangers 4 – 2 Brown (7-8) Hentgen (11-6) Henke (10) 46,510 39-50
90 July 17 @ Rangers 3 – 1 Stewart (6-8) Rogers (10-5) Hall (9) 46,394 40-50
91 July 18 Twins 7 – 4 Leiter (4-5) Guardado (0-2) Hall (10) 48,060 41-50
92 July 19 Twins 4 – 2 Castillo (5-1) Tapani (9-6) Hall (11) 47,222 42-50
93 July 20 Twins 9 – 2 Guzman (10-9) Erickson (8-9) 48,162 43-50
94 July 21 Rangers 9 – 3 Hentgen (12-6) Leary (1-1) Cox (2) 49,618 44-50
95 July 22 Rangers 3 – 2 Stewart (7-8) Rogers (10-6) Hall (12) 50,522 45-50
96 July 23 Rangers 9 – 1 Leiter (5-5) Fajardo (5-7) 50,529 46-50
97 July 24 Rangers 4 – 2 Cornett (1-2) Pavlik (1-5) Cox (3) 50,521 47-50
98 July 26 Brewers 7 – 5 Bones (10-7) Guzman (10-10) Fetters (13) 49,098 47-51
99 July 27 Brewers 5 – 0 Wegman (8-3) Hentgen (12-7) 47,172 47-52
100 July 28 Brewers 5 – 4 Orosco (2-1) Cox (0-1) Fetters (14) 47,061 47-53
101 July 29 @ Orioles 4 – 3 Leiter (6-5) Moyer (4-7) Hall (13) 47,497 48-53
102 July 30 @ Orioles 7 – 5 Eichhorn (6-4) Timlin (0-1) Smith (32) 47,000 48-54
103 July 31 @ Orioles 6 – 4 Guzman (11-10) McDonald (12-7) Hall (14) 47,684 49-54
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 @ Red Sox 6 – 2 Hentgen (13-7) Sele (7-7) 50-54
105 August 1 @ Red Sox 4 – 3 Minchey (2-3) Cornett (1-3) Ryan (12) 33,429 50-55
106 August 2 @ Red Sox 8 – 7 Cox (1-1) Bankhead (3-1) Hall (15) 32,976 51-55
107 August 3 @ Red Sox 7 – 2 Van Egmond (2-3) Leiter (6-6) 32,047 51-56
108 August 4 @ Red Sox 5 – 2 Stottlemyre (6-7) Clemens (9-7) Hall (16) 33,199 52-56
109 August 5 Tigers 4 – 2 Guzman (12-10) Wells (4-7) Hall (17) 50,522 53-56
110 August 6 Tigers 3 – 2 Moore (11-10) Hentgen (13-8) Boever (3) 50,512 53-57
111 August 7 Tigers 8 – 7 Davis (2-3) Castillo (5-2) Cadaret (2) 50,509 53-58
112 August 8 Indians 6 – 1 Nagy (10-8) Leiter (6-7) 50,515 53-59
113 August 9 Indians 12 – 5 Stottlemyre (7-7) Lopez (1-2) 50,527 54-59
114 August 10 Indians 5 – 3 Grimsley (5-2) Guzman (12-11) Plunk (3) 50,510 54-60
115 August 11 @ Yankees 8 – 7 (13) Hall (2-3) Ausanio (2-1) 37,333 55-60
*A MLB Players strike forced the cancellation of the remainder of the season on August 12.

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Pat Borders 85 295 73 .247 3 26
1B John Olerud 108 384 114 .297 12 67
2B Roberto Alomar 107 392 120 .306 8 38
3B Ed Sprague 109 405 97 .240 11 44
SS Dick Schofield 95 325 83 .255 4 32
RF Joe Carter 111 435 118 .271 27 103
CF Devon White 100 403 109 .270 13 49
LF Mike Huff 80 207 63 .304 3 25
DH Paul Molitor 115 454 155 .341 14 75

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Darnell Coles 48 143 30 .210 4 15
Carlos Delgado 43 130 28 .215 9 24
Randy Knorr 40 124 30 .242 7 19
Domingo Cedeño 47 97 19 .196 0 10
Rob Butler 41 74 13 .176 0 5
Alex Gonzalez 15 53 8 .151 0 1
Shawn Green 14 33 3 .091 0 1
Robert Pérez 4 8 1 .125 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Hentgen 24 174.2 13 8 3.40 147
Juan Guzmán 25 147.1 12 11 5.68 124
Todd Stottlemyre 26 140.2 7 7 4.22 105
Dave Stewart 22 133.1 7 8 5.87 111
Al Leiter 20 111.2 6 7 5.08 100

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Brad Cornett 9 31.0 1 3 6.68 22
Paul Spoljaric 2 2.1 0 1 38.57 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tony Castillo 41 5 2 1 2.51 43
Woody Williams 38 1 3 0 3.64 56
Mike Timlin 34 0 1 2 5.18 38
Darren Hall 30 2 3 17 3.41 28
Greg Cadaret 21 0 1 0 5.85 15
Scott Brow 18 0 3 2 5.90 15
Dave Righetti 13 0 1 0 6.75 10
Danny Cox 10 1 1 3 1.45 14
Randy St. Claire 2 0 0 0 9.00 2
Aaron Small 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bob Didier
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Garth Iorg
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Jim Nettles
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League Omar Malavé
A-Short Season St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Doug Ault
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Darren Balsley

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References

  1. ^ Jack Morris Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "Danny Cox Stats".
  3. ^ "Randy St. Claire Stats".
  4. ^ a b "Greg Cadaret Stats".
  5. ^ Mike Huff Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "1994 Toronto Blue Jays Schedule".
  7. ^ "MLB's Misspelled Uniforms". sikids.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  8. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007