Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Joe Carter and the World Series

As game one of the World Series is underway, let's turn back the clock.

On October 23, 1993, Joe Carter hit his now famous "Touch 'em all Joe" home run off of Mitch Williams to win the second world series in a row for the Toronto Blue Jays. It would be the first and only World Series to be won on foreign soil, as the 1992 Series was decided in Atlanta.

On this date, October 24th, twenty years ago today, Atlanta was down by one run in the bottom of the eleventh inning. With two out and a runner on third, Otis Nixon bunted an oh-one offering back to Mike Timlin. Timlin tossed the ball to Joe Carter who squeezed his mitt and secured the first World Series win for the Blue Jays.

To commemorate the events, here is Joe Carter's face.
And because halloween's around the corner, here's Joe Carter without eyes.
Truth be told this is a rewrite from last night, and these pictures are part of a larger project. I just felt it was timely to share.