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The St. Catharines Blue Jays were a minor league baseball team which played at Community Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. They were the Short-Season A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays in the New York–Penn League. The team began play in 1986 as the Blue Jays, though were later renamed the St. Catharines Stompers. The team left St. Catharines after the 1999 season to become the Queens Kings in 2000.

St. Catharines Blue Jays
19861999
St. Catharines, Ontario
Class-level
Previous
  • Short-Season A
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
New York–Penn League
Major league affiliations
PreviousToronto Blue Jays (1986–1999)
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1986)
Division titles 1 (1986)
Team data
Previous names
  • St. Catharines Stompers 1996–1999
  • St. Catharines Blue Jays 1986–1995
BallparkGeorge Taylor Field
Previous parks
Community Park 1986–1999
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Terrence O'Malley

On 4 July 2007, it was reported in the St. Catharines Standard that the Stompers were going to return in the summer of 2008. Former team owner, Terrence O'Malley was quoted as saying: "the Stompers are back...We'll be playing at Community Park beginning next summer." [1] This article prompted a number of responses, but in the end turned out to be only a satirical piece.

The Blue Jays won the New York-Penn league title in 1986.

ManagersEdit

As Stompers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Potrecz, Bill (2007-07-04). "Stompers return a dream come true". St. Catharines Standard..