This Day in World Series History: “Touch ‘em all Joe.”

Carter: Dramatic homer gives Jays the title. (MLB)

Carter: Dramatic homer gives Jays the title. (MLB)

Toronto’s Joe Carter homers off of Philadelphia’s Mitch Williams with two on in the bottom of the 9th to give the Blue Jays an 8-6 victory in Game 6 and the 1993 World Series title.

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  1. I had never heard of Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams until Kemel Dawkins – my boss at Yale – started talking baseball.

    Kemel was born in Jamaica, but raised in Philly and loved all the PA sports. He had almost perfect recall of that game in 1993 and of the “Wild Thing”. We did a Google search of him and found that he was still involved in baseball – in Atlantic City – and Kemel went to see him.

    I lost track of Mitch Williams when I left Yale in 2004. Kemel had already moved on to Duke by then as the Vice President for Campus Facilities. When I asked him ‘how could you leave Yale for Duke?’ His response was – “Coach K took me to lunch – seems that I would be responsible for all the athletic facilites as well and entitled to floor seats for his games.” Then I understood.