The Toronto Blue Jays have 9 people with organizational ties enshrined in Cooperstown. The list features six former players, a manager, an executive, and even an announcer.
There is no greater honor in baseball than having your name emblazoned on the hallowed walls of the Hall of Fame.
According to the Baseball Hall of Fame website, there are currently 317 elected members in the Hall, 220 of those being former Players, 35 Negro Leaguers, 30 Executives, 22 Managers and 10 Umpires. Further to the elected members, the Baseball Writers Association of America has also ushered 124 into the Hall as well the Veterans Committee has tabbed 167 of their own into Cooperstown.
The Toronto Blue Jays broke into the majors in 1977, beginning play at old Exhibition Stadium. Now with 40 years in the books, fans north of the border have many Hall of Fame moments of their own of past and present players.
Contributors here at Jays Journal collaborated on this piece to bring you the nine Blue Jays forever honored in Cooperstown, of the six former players inducted only one player went into the Hall of Fame donning a Blue Jays cap.
If you haven’t figured out who he is, I will give you a hint, he may have been the slickest fielding player to ever grace the Skydome’s infield. Hope you enjoy the slideshow.