Jimmy Key: All-Star

blue jaysI'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.

Damn right Jimmy Key was an all-star back in 1987. He posted an 17-8 record with a league-leading 2.76 ERA for crying out loud. He didn't have a blazing fastball but instead used awesome Maddox-like control to consistently win ball games.

What I liked best about Jimmy Key is how he wrapped up his career with the Jays. He made his final start for the Blue Jays in game 4 of the 1992 World Series, surrendering one run over 7 2/3 innings to earn the win and put the Jays up 3-1. Key would appear once more in the series, as a reliever in the 10th and 11th innings of the 6th and deciding game, earning the win.

Jimmy Key

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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

My Favorite JAys pitcher.

April 29, 2008 @ 3:48 PM


It's him and Jim Clancy all the way.

April 29, 2008 @ 7:10 PM

Toronto Mike

Don't forget The Tao of Stieb.

April 29, 2008 @ 7:13 PM


That Game 4 remains my one and only WS game attended live to date. Jimmy was really on his game that night.

And just to answer my own trivia question from a while back... Duane Ward was the winner of the other two games the '92 WS. Game 2 on Ed "Creatine" Sprague's pinch HR and Game 3 on Candy Maldonado's walk-off single.

April 29, 2008 @ 7:55 PM

Liam Murphy

I have his basball card in mint condiction!!!!!!

January 29, 2009 @ 1:52 PM

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