Apr 3, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays have a relatively short history in the grand scheme of things. Founded in 1977, the team has gone through many ups and downs, and seen its share of both good and mediocre players.
The same could be said for the bevy of players that have worn the Blue Jays uniform and had the luxury to don it in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
While the Blue Jays have been blessed with the likes of Dave Steib, Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar, George Bell, Carlos Delgado, and Roy Halladay to name a few, they’ve also had a handful of, well, forgettable faces to represent the club in baseball’s Mid-Summer Classic. Let’s just say that the rule where every team needs a representative does not necessarily send true “All-Stars” to the game. Every team has sent a pig or two, the Blue Jays are no different.
That all said, with this year’s annual All-Star contest slated for Tuesday night at Minnesota’s Target Field, I thought it would be a good exercise to look at the 38-year history of the Blue Jays and see which players repped Toronto over the years and which All-Stars didn’t quite live up to the title.
For those who are curious, the following represents which Blue Jays were awarded the All-Star honor, courtesy of MLB.com.
That’s an impressive list of players right there, if I do say so myself. However, there are a few that stick out like sore thumbs. Let’s take a look at those one, shall we?