OTD: No-hitter for Blue Jays pitcher

On today’s date in 1990, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb pitched a no-hitter while leading his team to a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Stieb lost three no-hit bids – and with only one out to go – in the previous two seasons.

By 1990, however, fortunes were in his favour, and his no-hitter was the ninth of that season—and the first and only no-hitter in Blue Jays franchise history.

2001 BLUE JAYS STAMP

In 2001, Canada Post featured the Blue Jays logo on a 47-cent multi-coloured stamp (Scott #1901) printed by Ashton-Potter Canada on self-adhesive paper.

Designed by Paul Haslip, of Toronto, the stamp depicts a special Blue Jays logo to commemorate the club’s 25th anniversary. Haslip replaced the illustrated baseball with a three-dimensional ball and rendered the words “Canada 47” to look like a player’s autograph.

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