Like Jim Clancy, Ernie Whitt was an original Blue Jay. He stuck around through the 1989 season and was extremely popular. In fact, he was my brother Ryan's favourite Blue Jay and when Whitt got a hit, Ryan got a high five as if he was responsible. That's how we rolled in the 80s.
There are still plenty of reason to love Ernie Whitt. For one, he's the Blue Jays' Bench Coach. He's also manager of the Canadian National Team. And finally, there's this story.