Jays win the series
When the Blue Jays play their inaugural game in the snow in 1976, no one expects it to take the team only 17 seasons to win the World Series. Joe Carter figures prominently in the last play. He takes the throw from reliever Mike Timlin on Otis Nixon’s groundout to seal the deal, though it’s not nearly as spectacular a moment as his walk-off homer that will win the series again the next year. Perennially underappreciated Cito Gaston – the first black manager to win a series – leads both winning teams.