21 years ago: Joe Carter homers off Mitch Williams to win 1993 World Series for Blue Jays

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Do you want to feel really old? OK, here goes. Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run off Mitch Williams is now of legal age to drink. In the United States, anyway.

That’s right, Carter powered the Blue Jays past the Phillies in the 1993 World Series exactly 21 years ago tonight. Take a trip down memory lane below:

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To honor the occasion, Sportsnet.ca put together a collection of quotes from all involved in the historic moment. It’s well worth checking out.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”

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