Go Army! #usarmy #hawaii
On this day in 1969 Lester B. Pearson threw out the first ball as the Montreal Expos played their first game at Jarry Park, beating the National Baseball League St. Louis Cardinals 8-7. This was the first regular-season major league baseball game in Canada, and outside of the US.
On this day in 1977 a raucous 44,649 fans braved the snow and freezing temperatures as the Toronto Blue Jays played their inaugural regular season game at CNE Exhibition Stadium. The Jays beat the visiting Chicago White Sox 9-5 being led by veteran pitcher Bill Singer. Al Woods pinch-hitting for Steve Bowling in the fifth inning, hit a home run in his first at bat. Doug Ault became an instant hero by hitting two home runs. This was the first American League game played outside of the USA. (I still prefer the original logo.)