4) Roberto Alomar is elected to the Hall of Fame
Roberto Alomar secured his place in franchise history, becoming the first player to wear a Blue Jays cap when being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He may have only spent five seasons in Southern Ontario, but he was part of the core which won two World Series.
Alomar’s resume makes for impressive reading: 12 All-Star Games, 10 Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger awards. No wonder he had his jersey retired by the Blue Jays and was added to their Level of Excellence.
The 1992 ALCS MVP had just missed out on election to the Hall of Fame in 2010, falling eight votes short. However, there would be no repeat the following year, as he appeared on 90 percent of the ballots.
There will be other players who eventually go into the Hall wearing a Blue Jays cap, but Alomar will always be the first. If you’ve got a spare 20 minutes in work, his induction ceremony is worth watching again.