1995 Toronto Blue Jays season

The 1995 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 19th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing fifth in the American League East with a record of 56 wins and 88 losses.

1995 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record56–88 (.389)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Interbrew,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Gord Ash
Manager(s)Cito Gaston
Local televisionCBC Television
(Brian Williams, Tommy Hutton)
ONT
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton)
The Sports Network
(Dan Shulman, Buck Martinez)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 86 58 0.597 42–30 44–28
New York Yankees 79 65 0.549 7 46–26 33–39
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 0.493 15 36–36 35–37
Detroit Tigers 60 84 0.417 26 35–37 25–47
Toronto Blue Jays 56 88 0.389 30 29–43 27–45

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1995 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1995 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

1995 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 26 Athletics 13–1 Cone (1–0) Stewart (0–1) 50,426 1–0
2 April 27 Athletics 7–1 Hentgen (1–0) Darling (0–1) 31,070 2–0
3 April 28 Angels 7 – 6 (10) Butcher (1–0) Castillo (0–1) Smith (1) 36,208 2–1
4 April 29 Angels 3–0 Leiter (1–0) Sanderson (0–1) Hall (1) 35,278 3–1
5 April 30 Angels 5–3 Butcher (2–0) Menhart (0–1) Smith (2) 35,290 3–2
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
6 May 1 Angels 2–0 Boskie (1–0) Cone (1–1) Smith (3) 31,303 3–3
7 May 2 White Sox 9–8 Timlin (1–0) Márquez (0–1) 34,194 4–3
8 May 3 White Sox 8 – 7 (10) Menhart (1–1) Hernández (0–1) 33,159 5–3
9 May 5 @ Orioles 9–2 Brown (2–0) Leiter (1–1) 37,670 5–4
10 May 6 @ Orioles 7–3 Darwin (1–0) Rhodes (1–1) 40,173 6–4
11 May 7 @ Orioles 6–2 Mussina (1–1) Cone (1–2) 44,304 6–5
12 May 9 Yankees 9–6 Hentgen (2–0) McDowell (1–1) 37,291 7–5
13 May 10 Yankees 6 – 4 (11) Wetteland (1–0) Williams (0–1) 38,232 7–6
14 May 11 Yankees 12–11 Ausanio (2–0) Ward (0–1) Howe (1) 39,370 7–7
15 May 12 @ Brewers 14–5 Ignasiak (2–0) Darwin (1–1) 12,904 7–8
16 May 13 @ Brewers 10–0 Cone (2–2) Miranda (1–1) 17,984 8–8
17 May 14 @ Brewers 8–3 Hentgen (3–0) Eldred (1–1) 13,447 9–8
18 May 15 @ Rangers 12–4 Tewksbury (2–1) Guzmán (0–1) 17,982 9–9
19 May 16 @ Rangers 6–1 Rogers (3–2) Leiter (1–2) Burrows (1) 19,014 9–10
20 May 17 @ Rangers 12–7 Gross (1–3) Darwin (1–2) Vosberg (1) 18,910 9–11
21 May 19 @ Tigers 4–2 Cone (3–2) Moore (3–2) 18,558 10–11
22 May 20 @ Tigers 10–6 Doherty (2–2) Hentgen (3–1) 18,888 10–12
23 May 21 @ Tigers 2–1 Boever (2–0) Cox (0–1) Henneman (3) 19,144 10–13
24 May 22 Royals 7–0 Appier (5–1) Darwin (1–3) 39,255 10–14
25 May 23 Royals 10–6 Timlin (2–0) Pichardo (0–1) Hall (2) 35,049 11–14
26 May 24 Royals 8–5 Gordon (2–1) Cone (3–3) 37,277 11–15
27 May 26 Indians 7–4 Hershiser (3–1) Hentgen (3–2) Mesa (7) 47,113 11–16
28 May 27 Indians 3–0 Leiter (2–2) Plunk (2–1) Hall (3) 47,143 12–16
29 May 28 Indians 5–4 Nagy (3–1) Darwin (1–4) Mesa (8) 42,365 12–17
30 May 29 Tigers 5–4 Cone (4–3) Moore (4–3) Timlin (1) 39,294 13–17
31 May 30 Tigers 8–6 Lira (1–3) Cox (0–2) Henneman (5) 39,711 13–18
32 May 31 Tigers 5–3 Hentgen (4–2) Doherty (2–3) 41,232 14–18
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
33 June 2 @ Indians 5–0 Leiter (3–2) Nagy (3–2) Timlin (2) 41,545 15–18
34 June 3 @ Indians 3–0 Martínez (5–0) Darwin (1–5) 41,566 15–19
35 June 4 @ Indians 9–8 Tavárez (3–0) Hall (0–1) 41,688 15–20
36 June 5 @ White Sox 3–2 Abbott (3–2) Guzmán (0–2) Hernández (9) 22,180 15–21
37 June 6 @ White Sox 6–4 Bere (2–4) Hentgen (4–3) Hernández (10) 18,428 15–22
38 June 7 @ White Sox 4–3 Leiter (4–2) Keyser (0–1) Timlin (3) 19,749 16–22
June 9 @ Royals Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 4
39 June 10 @ Royals 8–2 Appier (8–2) Darwin (1–6) 20,883 16–23
40 June 11 @ Royals 3 – 2 (10) Pichardo (3–1) Hall (0–2) 16,881 16–24
41 June 12 Red Sox 4 – 3 (12) Timlin (3–0) Ryan (0–2) 40,171 17–24
42 June 13 Red Sox 11–7 Maddux (1–1) Hentgen (4–4) 36,297 17–25
43 June 14 Red Sox 5–3 Leiter (5–2) Wakefield (4–1) Castillo (1) 37,898 18–25
44 June 16 Rangers 7–3 Tewksbury (5–2) Darwin (1–7) 38,150 18–26
45 June 17 Rangers 4–3 Cone (5–3) Rogers (7–3) 45,229 19–26
46 June 18 Rangers 7–2 Guzmán (1–2) Pavlik (4–2) 40,215 20–26
47 June 20 Brewers 5–3 Roberson (3–2) Hentgen (4–5) Fetters (6) 39,456 20–27
48 June 21 Brewers 10–9 Wegman (1–3) Timlin (3–1) Fetters (7) 40,296 20–28
49 June 22 Brewers 9–0 Sparks (3–2) Darwin (1–8) 43,490 20–29
50 June 23 @ Yankees 6–2 McDowell (4–4) Cone (5–4) 24,499 20–30
51 June 24 @ Yankees 10–2 Pérez (5–4) Guzmán (1–3) 28,950 20–31
52 June 25 @ Yankees 8–2 Hitchcock (3–4) Hentgen (4–6) 26,340 20–32
53 June 26 @ Red Sox 4–3 Belinda (5–0) Castillo (0–2) 26,716 20–33
54 June 27 @ Red Sox 6 – 5 (11) Lilliquist (2–1) Williams (0–2) 30,262 20–34
55 June 28 @ Red Sox 8–4 Cone (6–4) Smith (2–4) 31,467 21–34
56 June 29 Orioles 5–1 Guzmán (2–3) Fernandez (0–4) 40,173 22–34
57 June 30 Orioles 6–5 Cox (1–2) Clark (0–1) 38,416 23–34
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
58 July 1 Orioles 6–2 Moyer (3–3) Leiter (5–3) 43,375 23–35
59 July 2 Orioles 9–7 Benítez (1–3) Crabtree (0–1) Jones (12) 42,226 23–36
60 July 3 @ Angels 4–2 Langston (7–1) Cone (6–5) Smith (20) 17,848 23–37
61 July 4 @ Angels 14–0 Finley (7–6) Guzmán (2–4) 61,292 23–38
62 July 5 @ Angels 6–5 Hentgen (5–6) Boskie (6–2) Castillo (2) 14,163 24–38
63 July 6 @ Angels 10–1 Anderson (2–2) Leiter (5–4) 15,076 24–39
64 July 7 @ Athletics 4–2 Williams (1–2) Prieto (0–1) Castillo (3) 14,522 25–39
65 July 8 @ Athletics 9–6 Cone (7–5) Harkey (4–6) 26–39
66 July 8 @ Athletics 6–3 Eckersley (2–2) Guzmán (2–5) 25,103 26–40
67 July 9 @ Athletics 7–3 Hentgen (6–6) Darling (2–4) 20,253 27–40
68 July 12 @ Athletics 7–4 Stottlemyre (8–2) Leiter (5–5) Eckersley (19) 11,343 27–41
69 July 13 @ Mariners 4–1 Cone (8–5) Belcher (4–5) Castillo (4) 18,616 28–41
70 July 14 @ Mariners 5–1 Guzmán (3–5) Bosio (6–4) 14,850 29–41
71 July 15 @ Mariners 3–0 Johnson (10–1) Hentgen (6–7) 36,037 29–42
72 July 16 @ Mariners 9–3 Hurtado (1–0) Carmona (1–4) 17,632 30–42
73 July 17 @ Twins 6–3 Leiter (6–5) Harris (0–3) Castillo (5) 15,415 31–42
74 July 18 @ Twins 7–0 Cone (9–5) Tapani (4–11) 16,534 32–42
75 July 19 Angels 10–2 Springer (1–2) Guzmán (3–6) 39,139 32–43
76 July 20 Angels 10–3 Butcher (6–1) Hentgen (6–8) 37,194 32–44
77 July 21 Mariners 4–3 Hurtado (2–0) Torres (3–5) Castillo (6) 36,490 33–44
78 July 22 Mariners 7–2 Belcher (6–5) Leiter (6–6) 43,483 33–45
79 July 23 Mariners 6–4 Wells (3–3) Cone (9–6) Ayala (14) 39,163 33–46
80 July 25 Twins 7–3 Rodriguez (2–3) Guzmán (3–7) 37,609 33–47
81 July 26 Twins 6–2 Hentgen (7–8) Trombley (1–6) 37,150 34–47
82 July 27 Twins 9–2 Hurtado (3–0) Harris (0–4) 42,154 35–47
83 July 28 Athletics 3–0 Leiter (7–6) Van Poppel (1–3) Castillo (7) 40,461 36–47
84 July 29 Athletics 18–11 Carrara (1–0) Prieto (1–4) 41,040 37–47
85 July 30 Athletics 11–3 Darling (4–6) Guzmán (3–8) 40,312 37–48
86 July 31 @ Orioles 6–3 Hentgen (8–8) Moyer (6–4) Jordan (1) 41,937 38–48
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
87 August 1 @ Orioles 12–10 Robinson (1–0) Jones (0–4) Castillo (8) 41,394 39–48
88 August 2 @ Orioles 1–0 Mussina (13–5) Menhart (1–2) 40,023 39–49
89 August 3 @ Orioles 8 – 2 (10) Jordan (1–0) Clark (1–2) 43,325 40–49
90 August 4 Red Sox 7–1 Hanson (9–4) Rogers (0–1) 40,137 40–50
91 August 5 Red Sox 9–3 Cormier (4–2) Hentgen (8–9) 41,454 40–51
92 August 6 Red Sox 6–4 Eshelman (4–2) Hurtado (3–1) Aguilera (20) 38,194 40–52
93 August 7 Red Sox 5 – 4 (10) Belinda (8–1) Crabtree (0–2) 42,135 40–53
94 August 8 @ Brewers 6 – 5 (11) Wegman (5–4) Rogers (0–2) 18,222 40–54
95 August 9 @ Brewers 12–7 Karl (3–2) Guzmán (3–9) 18,417 40–55
96 August 10 @ Brewers 8–4 Hentgen (9–9) Sparks (7–6) Castillo (9) 17,661 41–55
97 August 11 @ Rangers 14–5 Hurtado (4–1) Pavlik (6–7) 31,269 42–55
98 August 12 @ Rangers 6–3 Witt (1–0) Leiter (7–7) McDowell (3) 40,040 42–56
99 August 13 @ Rangers 6–1 Gross (6–11) Carrara (1–1) 25,308 42–57
100 August 15 @ Tigers 11–5 Bohanon (1–1) Hentgen (9–10) 19,173 42–58
101 August 16 @ Tigers 7–4 Hurtado (5–1) Maxcy (4–3) Castillo (10) 17,551 43–58
102 August 17 @ Tigers 3–0 Leiter (8–7) Lima (1–4) Castillo (11) 14,629 44–58
103 August 18 Royals 10–3 Gordon (8–8) Carrara (1–2) 41,168 44–59
104 August 19 Royals 5 – 4 (13) Rogers (1–2) Montgomery (1–2) 40,128 45–59
105 August 20 Royals 4–3 Timlin (4–1) Olson (1–1) 39,103 46–59
106 August 21 Indians 7–3 Hershiser (11–5) Hurtado (5–2) Embree (1) 39,187 46–60
107 August 22 Indians 5–4 Castillo (1–2) Tavárez (8–2) 39,293 47–60
108 August 23 Indians 6–5 Poole (3–3) Carrara (1–3) Mesa (38) 41,169 47–61
109 August 25 White Sox 8–7 Bere (6–11) Hentgen (9–11) Hernández (22) 38,684 47–62
110 August 26 White Sox 3–2 Rogers (2–2) Hernández (2–7) 45,624 48–62
111 August 27 White Sox 2–1 Leiter (9–7) Righetti (3–2) Castillo (12) 40,179 49–62
112 August 28 @ Indians 9–1 Ogea (7–3) Carrara (1–4) 40,283 49–63
113 August 29 @ Indians 4–1 Clark (8–5) Guzmán (3–10) 41,257 49–64
114 August 30 @ Indians 4 – 3 (14) Assenmacher (6–2) Castillo (1–3) 41,807 49–65
115 August 31 @ Indians 6 – 4 (10) Mesa (2–0) Rogers (2–3) 41,746 49–66
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
116 September 1 @ White Sox 5–3 Keyser (4–6) Leiter (9–8) Hernández (25) 18,444 49–67
117 September 2 @ White Sox 10–4 Álvarez (7–7) Ware (0–1) 24,369 49–68
118 September 3 @ White Sox 6–5 Simas (1–0) Guzmán (3–11) Hernández (26) 23,428 49–69
119 September 4 @ Royals 6–1 Hentgen (10–11) Gubicza (10–12) Timlin (4) 50–69
120 September 4 @ Royals 9–7 Magnante (1–1) Castillo (1–4) Montgomery (27) 19,905 50–70
121 September 5 @ Royals 9 – 8 (10) Olson (3–1) Robinson (1–1) 12,443 50–71
122 September 6 @ Royals 6–2 Leiter (10–8) Gordon (10–10) 13,030 51–71
123 September 8 Tigers 9–5 Ware (1–1) Lira (9–10) 36,490 52–71
124 September 9 Tigers 5–2 Bergman (7–8) Guzmán (3–12) Henry (2) 43,127 52–72
125 September 10 Tigers 5 – 2 (11) Doherty (5–8) Timlin (4–2) Henry (3) 39,255 52–73
126 September 11 Tigers 3 – 2 (10) Christopher (3–0) Rogers (2–4) Bohanon (1) 32,135 52–74
127 September 12 Rangers 6–5 McDowell (6–3) Leiter (10–9) Russell (19) 32,178 52–75
128 September 13 Rangers 3 – 2 (11) Whiteside (5–4) Timlin (4–3) 32,130 52–76
129 September 14 Rangers 6–1 Witt (3–2) Guzmán (3–13) 32,143 52–77
130 September 15 Brewers 5 – 1 (15) Kiefer (4–1) Robinson (1–2) 34,164 52–78
131 September 16 Brewers 5 – 4 (11) Carrara (2–4) Wegman (5–7) 43,164 53–78
132 September 17 Brewers 5–0 Leiter (11–9) Givens (5–5) 38,191 54–78
133 September 18 @ Yankees 9–2 Cone (16–8) Cox (1–3) 15,224 54–79
134 September 19 @ Yankees 5–3 Pettitte (11–8) Guzmán (3–14) Wetteland (26) 15,772 54–80
135 September 20 @ Yankees 2–1 Hitchcock (9–10) Hentgen (10–12) 20,541 54–81
136 September 21 @ Yankees 6–4 Howe (6–3) Menhart (1–3) Wetteland (27) 17,766 54–82
September 22 @ Red Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 23
137 September 23 @ Red Sox 5–0 Clemens (9–5) Leiter (11–10) 32,791 54–83
138 September 23 @ Red Sox 8–6 Ware (2–1) Wakefield (16–6) Castillo (13) 21,266 55–83
139 September 24 @ Red Sox 2–1 Guzmán (4–14) Aguilera (3–3) Timlin (5) 32,472 56–83
140 September 26 Orioles 5–0 Mussina (18–9) Hentgen (10–13) 35,414 56–84
141 September 27 Orioles 7–0 Erickson (13–10) Menhart (1–4) 35,019 56–85
142 September 29 Yankees 4–3 Pettitte (12–9) Castillo (1–5) Wetteland (31) 40,318 56–86
143 September 30 Yankees 6–1 Kamieniecki (7–6) Leiter (11–11) 49,233 56–87
October
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
144 October 1 Yankees 6–1 Hitchcock (11–10) Hentgen (10–14) 47,182 56–88
*A MLB Players strike, which ended on April 2, resulted in a reduced schedule of 144 games being played in 1995.

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Sandy Martínez 62 191 46 .241 2 25
1B John Olerud 135 492 143 .291 8 54
2B Roberto Alomar 130 517 155 .300 13 66
SS Alex Gonzalez 111 367 89 .243 10 42
3B Ed Sprague 144 521 127 .244 18 74
LF Joe Carter 139 558 141 .253 25 76
CF Devon White 101 427 121 .283 10 53
RF Shawn Green 121 379 109 .288 15 54
DH Paul Molitor 130 525 142 .270 15 60

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Lance Parrish 70 178 36 .202 4 22
OF Candy Maldonado 61 160 43 .269 7 25
CF Mike Huff 61 138 32 .232 1 9
IF Domingo Cedeño 51 161 38 .236 4 14
C Randy Knorr 45 132 28 .212 3 16
SS Tomás Pérez 41 98 24 .245 1 8
UT Carlos Delgado 37 99 15 .165 3 11
OF Robert Pérez 17 48 9 .188 1 3
OF Shannon Stewart 12 38 8 .211 0 1
UT Howard Battle 9 15 3 .200 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
David Cone 17 130.1 9 6 3.38 102
Al Leiter 28 183.0 11 11 3.64 153
Paul Menhart 21 78.2 1 4 4.92 50
Pat Hentgen 30 200.2 10 14 5.11 135
Edwin Hurtado 14 77.2 5 2 5.45 33
Jeff Ware 5 26.1 2 1 5.47 18
Juan Guzmán 24 135.1 4 14 6.32 94
Giovanni Carrara 12 48.2 2 4 7.21 27
Danny Darwin 13 65.0 1 8 7.62 36

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Timlin 31 4 3 5 2.14 36
Tim Crabtree 31 0 2 0 3.09 21
Tony Castillo 55 1 5 13 3.22 38
Ken Robinson 21 1 2 0 3.69 31
Woody Williams 23 1 2 0 3.69 41
Darren Hall 17 0 2 3 4.41 11
Jimmy Rogers 19 2 4 0 5.70 13
Ricardo Jordan 15 1 0 1 6.60 10
Danny Cox 24 1 4 0 7.40 38
Brad Cornett 5 0 0 0 9.00 4
Duane Ward 4 0 1 0 27.00 3

Award winnersEdit

All-Star Game

[13]

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bob Didier and Richie Hebner
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Garth Iorg
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Jim Nettles
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League Omar Malavé
A-Short Season St. Catharines Blue Jays New York–Penn League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Rocket Wheeler
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Darren Balsley

[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dave Righetti at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rob Butler at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Danny Cox at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bailesc01.shtml
  5. ^ a b David Cone at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Candy Maldonado at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Frank Viola at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Aaron Small at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Roy Halladay at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Ryan Freel at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Wally Whitehurst at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit