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Toronto Blue Jays fans will be given the chance to determine the starting lineups for Major League Baseball's 83rd All-Star Game through in-stadium voting at Rogers Centre beginning in May and Internet balloting on bluejays.com. This year's edition of the Midsummer Classic will be held at Citi Field in Queens, New York on July 16, 2013.
Working to grow the game of baseball across Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays invest a significant amount of time reaching out to youth and facilitating their development at all levels, from grassroots to elite. Our efforts to generate both an increase in interest and participation throughout 2012 include three major amateur baseball initiatives.
The Blue Jays are extremely proud to display the names of nine distinguished individuals inside Rogers Centre in special recognition of their tremendous efforts and achievements. They are Paul Beeston, Roberto Alomar, Dave Stieb, George Bell, Cito Gaston, Joe Carter, Tony Fernandez, Pat Gillick and Tom Cheek. The number 4,306 beside Cheek's name represents the number of consecutive regular season games he called on the radio. Jackie Robinson, whose number has been retired by all teams in Major League Baseball, is also recognized behind home plate.
A wide selection of Toronto Blue Jays official merchandise is available at Jays Shop Stadium Edition, Jays Shop Yonge & Dundas and over 15 concourse shops throughout Rogers Centre.
They are located near the following sections:
Please note that locations of our concourse kiosks are subject to change.
Despite the grind of a 162-game schedule, the Toronto Blue Jays players and coaches make many appearances throughout the GTA during the baseball season. Our team is often out in the community helping raise awareness and funds for worthy causes and charitable organizations as well as to lend a helping hand and smile to those less fortunate.
The Blue Jays assist hundreds of charities each year and are committed to enhancing the quality of life for many individuals. Every year the Blue Jays donate autographed baseballs, bats, jerseys, tickets and other items to non-profit organizations to assist in their fundraising efforts.
All full-time, part-time or seasonal opportunities within the Blue Jays organization are posted on our Job Opportunities page.
The Toronto Blue Jays welcome all fan mail, and players and club personnel will make every effort to answer each letter received. However, due to the tremendous volume of items received, we cannot guarantee a response. Fans wishing to communicate with Toronto Blue Jays players or club personnel should address the correspondence along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Please keep in mind that if you do send in an item (e.g., apparel, baseballs, baseball cards) to be signed, there is some risk involved. Though reasonable precautions will be taken, the Toronto Blue Jays players, management and staff are not responsible should the items fail to be returned.
The Toronto Blue Jays Gift Card is a pre-paid debit card that works like a gift certificate and can be used to purchase Toronto Blue Jays regular season home game tickets at Rogers Centre at the Gate 9 Box Office, select Ontario Rogers Plus stores and at the Jays Shop Sears Yonge & Dundas location. The Toronto Blue Jays Gift Card may also be used to purchase Toronto Blue Jays and other merchandise at The Jays Shop Stadium Edition @ Gate 5 or section 112 during games, the Jays Shop @ Gate 2 Rogers Centre or at Sears Yonge & Dundas location). Any Toronto Blue Jays or Rogers gift card can be used for food and beverage purchases at select concession stands in the public concourses of Rogers Centre. For further clarity, Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Gift Cards are not accepted at other Rogers Centre restaurants (i.e. Arriba, Sightlines, Windows, HSBC Club VIP), the Olde Spadina concession stand, luxury suites or at mobile vendors/hawkers.
The Toronto Blue Jays offer several giveaway or promotional items throughout the year. These items are distributed to guests who meet specific promotional requirements and are based on limited quantities. Items are subject to change.
On July 24, 2011, second baseman Roberto Alomar was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first-ever Toronto Blue Jays player to be honoured in Cooperstown, New York. The 12-time All-Star played five seasons in Toronto, winning two World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. His .307 career average as a Blue Jay is the highest mark in club history (minimum 2000 plate appearances). He also ranks 2nd in stolen bases (206) and 5th on the Blue Jays all-time list in triples (36). The 1992 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player batted .373 in 29 postseason games as a Blue Jay, with eight extra base hits and 18 RBI. His 9th inning home run against Dennis Eckersley in Game Four of the 1992 ALCS remains one of the greatest moments in club history. His 10 Gold Gloves are the most for any second baseman in Major League history and four Silver Slugger awards are second to only Ryne Sandberg on the all-time list. In conjunction with his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Toronto Blue Jays retired Alomar's No. 12 on July 31, 2011 in a pre-game ceremony at Rogers Centre. The only other retired number the club currently observes is Jackie Robinson's No. 42, which was retired throughout Major League Baseball in 1997.
Prior to, during and following the game experience, including during all batting practices, fielding practices and warm-ups, items such as baseballs, bats and fragments thereof may be thrown or hit into the stands. For everyone's safety, please stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. Any guest who is concerned with his or her seat location should contact any game or event staff for an alternate seat location. The holder of a ticket to any Toronto Blue Jays game voluntarily assumes all risks of any injury or other loss incidental to the sport of baseball, all associated activities and/or his/her attendance at the stadium (including, without limitation, injury suffered from bats, balls or other objects projected into or within the stands), and hereby releases Rogers Blue Jays Baseball Partnership, Rogers Stadium Limited Partnership, Major League Baseball, the Commissioner, the opposing club and their respective corporate affiliates, agents and employees (including players) from any and all liability, regardless of whether such injury or loss occurs before, during or after the actual playing of the game and whether such injury or loss is caused by any person's negligence or otherwise.
Since 1992, Jays Care Foundation has been providing opportunities to children and youth through access to programs that foster regular physical activity, inspire engagement through the sport of baseball, encourage educational pursuits, and impart important life-skills.
In keeping with the title of "Canada's Team", in 2011, Jays Care Foundation expanded the reach of the Toronto Blue Jays community investment across Canada through the club's Amateur Baseball program and community outreach initiatives in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
Shop for official merchandise or obtain your free official Jays Shop catalogue by calling 1-877-JAYS-SHOP (529-7746) or locally at 416-341-2903.
Looking to purchase the latest Blue Jays apparel and merchandise from the comfort of your own home?
Fans are invited to shop at the Jays Shop Stadium Edition, which carries the largest selection of Toronto Blue Jays merchandise, apparel, collectables, novelties and so much more. Located beside Gate 5, it is the largest team store in all of Canada. You can enter from street level or during Blue Jays games from inside the stadium on the 100 Level concourse by Section 112. This 8,000 square-foot facility is open seven days a week from 10:00am to 5:00pm with extended hours on Blue Jays and Argonauts home game dates (generally closing 30 minutes post-game). For more information, please call 416-341-2904.
The latest fashions and tickets are available at the Jays Shop at Yonge & Dundas. With 1,800 square-feet of retail space, it houses the largest selection of Blue Jays branded apparel outside of Rogers Centre. Jays Shop Yonge & Dundas can be accessed via the Yonge and Dundas entrance, or through Sears at Toronto's Eaton Centre.
The hours of operation are:
For more information regarding this store, please call 416-349-7111 ext. 5103.
Jays Shop Stadium Edition is pleased to provide jersey cresting on location for guests purchasing jerseys at all Jays Shop locations. For more information, please call416-341-2904.
Comprised of the wives and family members of current Blue Jays players and coaches, the Lady Jays are committed to assisting the club in delivering upon many of its community initiatives and participate in numerous charitable events throughout the season.
The Blue Jays in conjunction with Major League Baseball are proud to offer Pitch, Hit & Run which is a grassroots initiative in which youngsters ages 7-14 have the opportunity to showcase their skills in pitching, hitting and running. Boys and girls participate together, with winners advancing from local competitions to sectional competitions to individual team championships and finally the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game. This competition is free for all youngsters. Questions regarding Pitch, Hit & Run can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (PLAY) is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with the Taylor Hooton Foundation and Major League Baseball Charities. Organized and executed to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Toronto Blue Jays invite participants to learn MLB drills and activities on-field at Rogers Centre with both Blue Jays training staff and players. For more information on 2012 PLAY events, please call (416) 341-1000 and ask to speak with a representative in Community Marketing.
Rogerscentre.com is the only site that will keep you updated on the over 200 event days that take place at Rogers Centre. In addition to housing a versatile sports arena, Rogers Centre also hosts numerous concerts, family entertainment and trade shows. From event details to ticket information and fun facts, Rogerscentre.com keeps you up-to-date, 24-hours-a-day, with just the click of a button!
The Toronto Blue Jays care about keeping kids healthy and fit and we are visiting schools in our community to help do just that. Have a look at some of the latest trips to schools near you.
Both a scorecard and a pencil are included in the purchase of a PLAYBALL Program for $5.00.
Recognizing the importance of connecting with fans and guests across Canada and around the globe, the Toronto Blue Jays are thrilled to have both Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Issued to scouts, journalists and broadcasters – and also made available to fans in bookstores – the Official Media Guide offers career records, biographical notes and season-by-season records for both current and new Toronto Blue Jays players. For fans interested in the history of the organization, it also includes a complete listing of all-time Blue Jays statistics and records through the previous season, as well as Minor League stats for all Blue Jays prospects.
Guests can take a behind-the-scenes ballpark tour of Rogers Centre, one of Toronto's most popular tourist attractions. Tours operate daily (stadium schedule permitting).
In 2005, the Toronto Blue Jays installed state of the art LED video display boards by Daktronics. The main screen in centre field measures 110 feet across and 33 feet high. Two large screens, used largely for out-of-town scores, have been built into the outfield wall, each measuring 65 feet across and 10 feet high. Two more video screens stretch outwards on the concrete facing the 300-Level, reaching from the main screen in centre field down the first and third base lines. The screens can carry fully integrated video or messages, or work independently.