Toronto Blue Jays Mount Rushmore

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista /
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(Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
(Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images) /

The only major league team still located north of the border, the Toronto Blue Jays have made a mark on America’s Pastime. Which players made the biggest impact during the Blue Jays’ history?

It did not take much time for the Toronto Blue Jays to become a legitimate threat in the American League. After failing to finish higher than sixth in their first six seasons, the Blue Jays surged over .500. In 1985, in their ninth season, Toronto made the postseason for the first time, taking the eventual World Champion Royals to seven games before falling.

That year set off the first Golden Age of Blue Jays baseball. They remained in contention through 1991, making the playoffs two more times in that span. Then, in 1992 and 1993, they won the World Series, taking the title north of the border for the first time in baseball history.

After a few down years, and the salary explosion in baseball, the Blue Jays continued to hover around the Wild Card berth. However, they were unable to return to the postseason until 2015, when they again fell to the eventual World Champion Royals. They returned in 2016, looking to get their revenge, but lost once again in the ALCS, with Cleveland deposing of the Blue Jays in five games.

During that illustrious history, the Toronto Blue Jays have had their share of stars head up north to join their franchise. Which of those players are the best in team history?