5) Roberto Alomar’s home run in the 1992 ALCS
There was a sense of nervous anticipation entering the 1992 season. Everyone knew the Blue Jays had a talented team, but there were still concerns about their ability to deliver in the clutch.
However, the team took a huge step towards erasing these doubts in Game 4 of the ALCS, thanks to Roberto Alomar. Facing a two-run deficit in the top of the ninth against the powerful Oakland Athletics, he belted the tying home run, on the way to helping clinch a 7-6 win in extra innings.
Even more impressive, Alomar did it against Dennis Eckersley, who was the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner. The second baseman’s hit is often considered the most important in Blue Jays history, and with good reason.
It spurred the team on to their first ever World Series. No longer could the United States ignore Canada’s impact on their national pastime.