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Josh Donaldson joins George Bell

Congrats Josh Donaldson.

Josh Donaldson

According to MLB.com:

Donaldson led the Blue Jays to the postseason for the first time since 1993 with one of the best offensive performances in franchise history. He hit .297 with 41 home runs and led the Majors with 122 runs scored while pacing the AL with 123 RBIs and appearing in all but four games. Donaldson was also first in the AL with 84 extra-base hits, second to Trout with 8.7 WAR and third with a .939 on-base plus slugging percentage.

George Bell was the first Blue Jays player to win the AL MVP in 1987. In the last several weeks, Donaldson has won the Hank Aaron Award, the Players’ Choice Most Outstanding Player Award and an AL Silver Slugger Award as the league’s top offensive third baseman. He finished fourth in voting for the AL MVP in 2013 and eighth last season as a member of the A’s.



Blue Jays: Circa 1985

This is one of my earliest Blue Jays memories. 1985 was an amazing season. In 1983 the Blue Jays traded for Doyle Alexander. In 1985, Doyle pitched a complete game against the New York Yankees to win their first American League East Championship. My favourite player, George Bell caught the final out for the win!

In 1986, the Jays traded Doyle to the Atlanta Braves for future star Duane Ward who helped the Jays win their back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993.