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Blue Jay Way

In Blue Jay Way on August 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Rob Ducey surrounded by Fred McGriff (L.) and Ernie Whitt (R.)

Despite playing near .600 ball since the All-star break all the Toronto Blue Jays have to show for it is 4th place in the A.L. East. Last week, USA Today Sports Weekly did a cover piece on the Blue Jays re-arming and getting ready to be even more competitive in the next few seasons. Toronto is the fourth largest North American market and the city has supported the team when a winner is fielded. They are building on a national fan base with the Expos out of the picture. According to the article 17 Canadians have played for the Jays. Brett Lawrie, who came back to Canada in the Milwaukee trade for Shaun Marcum, is the latest to play in his home country. For a complete list on all 235 Canadian-born MLB players on baseball-reference click here.

Denis Boucher, 1991
Rich Butler, 1997
Rob Butler, 1993-94,99
Rob Ducey, 1987-92, 2000
Shawn Hill, 2010
Paul Hodgson, 1980
Vince Horsman, 1991
Corey Koskie, 2005
Dave McKay, 1977-79
Simon Pond, 2004
Paul Quantrill, 1996-01
Scott Richmond, 2008-09,11
Steve Sinclair, 1998-99
Paul Spoljaric, 1994, 96-97, 99
Matt Stairs, 2007-08
Mark Teahen, 2011