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Carter Honored by Blue Jays

Associated Press

Prior to Sunday night’s game between Toronto and Baltimore, the Blue Jays honored Joe Carter, the man who hit the most famous home run in team history at Toronto.

It was Carter’s bottom-of-the-ninth, three-run homer off Mitch Williams that defeated Philadelphia, 8-6, in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series and brought the Blue Jays their second consecutive championship.

Carter, now with the Orioles, tipped his hat in appreciation as the fans gave him two standing ovations. Former teammates Pat Hentgen and Ed Sprague presented Carter with a framed jersey and a painting depicting the historic home run.

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John Smoltz, making a final rehabilitation start before rejoining the Atlanta Braves, pitched six innings Sunday at Macon, Ga., for Class-A Macon of the South Atlantic League.

Against the Capital City Bombers, Smoltz gave up seven hits and four earned runs, striking out seven and walking one while throwing 82 pitches.


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