Joe Carter - 1993
"Touch 'em all Joe!"
October 23, 1993, Toronto SkyDome, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies, World Series Game 6.
The lid on the SkyDome was closed. The fireworks from 50,000+ fans to blow it open were about to be ignited by Joe Carter, the teams clean-up hitter. Really, the teams heart and soul. Two years earlier, GM Pat Gillick, one of the early members of the Blue Jays Brass from 1977, orchestrated one of the more gargantuan trades in Major League Baseball history. Two All-Stars traded for two All-Stars. Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff going West to the Padres. Robbie Alomar and the aforementioned Mr. Carter. The trade gave the Jays a rebirth and infused the city with a mad love affair with all things baseball. Ricky Henderson, acquired by Gillick at the July trade deadline to play left field for a stacked, defending World Series Champion team, led off the inning with a walk against Mitch "the Wild Thing" Williams. Devon White flew out. Up came Paul Molitor, who despite Carter's heroics, was named Series MVP. Molitor singled sharply to center setting the table for Joe Carter to "Touch 'em all." Carter deposited a low and away slider just barely over the fence in left field. Pandemonium broke loose and the city enjoyed ThemomenT as World Series Champions for a second straight year.