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They are the second MLB franchise to be based outside the United States, and currently the only team based outside the U. after the first Canadian franchise, the Montreal Expos, became the Washington Nationals.In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Blue Jays went through struggles typical of an expansion team, frequently finishing in last place in its division. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS.To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer).The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.The team plays its home games at the Rogers Centre.In 1979, after a 53–109 last place finish, shortstop Alfredo Griffin was named American League co-Rookie of the Year.
That win would be one of only 54 of the 1977 season, as the Blue Jays finished last in the AL East, with a record of 54–107.
The "Blue Jays" name originates from the bird of the same name, and blue is also the traditional colour of two of Toronto's other professional sports teams: the Maple Leafs (ice hockey) and the Argonauts (Canadian football).
In addition, the team was originally owned by the Labatt Brewing Company, makers of the popular beer Labatt's Blue.
After the season, assistant general manager Pat Gillick succeeded Peter Bavasi as general manager of the team, a position he would hold until 1994.
In 1978, the team improved their record by five games, but remained last, with a record of 59–102.