My dad and I went to a game at Tiger Stadium on August 18, 1991. Most games at Tiger Stadium were poorly attended during its final years. Not this one. It was jam packed with lots of fans coming over from Ontario to see the Blue Jays and Tigers square off.
It was a heck of a game.
Sparky Anderson is not happy that his starter, Bill Gullickson, was tossed after facing only 3 batters against the Blue Jays.
His protests would fall upon deaf ears.
in 1995, the Blue Jays were still the last World Champs. They still had Molitor, Carter and Alomar. They still FELT like contenders and the Skydome STILL felt cool. (It wasn’t the Rogers Centre yet.)
The team was on the slide and wouldn’t make the post season for another 20 years.