Jason Bay (TRADING CARD DB)

Jason Bay

This article was written by Steve Sisto

Jason Bay (TRADING CARD DB)Jason Bay is a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, having worn his country’s colors in both the Little League World Series and the World Baseball Classic. Along with Lou Piniella, he is one of only two players in major-league baseball history to have been traded three times before winning the Rookie of the Year Award.

After that fine rookie season in 2004, Bay had four more good-to-excellent years with the bat, with just one down year out of five. Alas, his career was cut short by two concussions suffered in collisions with the outfield wall in 2010 and 2012. He was out of baseball after 2013.

Jason Raymond Bay was born September 20, 1978, in Trail, British Columbia. His parents were David and Kelly Bay.1 David worked at Teck Cominco, a zinc smelting and gold mining company, while Kelly worked for the Canadian government.2 He also has a sister, Lauren Bay (b. 1981), a former professional softball player who pitched for Canada in the 2004 Summer Olympics.34 “My sister got the arm in the family,” Bay said. “How about that? She’s a world-class left-handed pitcher.”5

As one article from 2004 noted, “The Bay children benefited from excellent bloodlines. Their great uncle on their mother’s side, Gerry Moro, represented Canada in the 1964 and 1972 Olympics as a pole vaulter and decathlete. A great uncle on their father’s side played minor league baseball in the 1950s.”6

Young Jason grew up playing hockey — little surprise for a Canadian — but eventually quit in order to focus on baseball. At 12, he represented Canada by playing for the Trail Little League team in the 1990 Little League World Series, which finished in third place.7

Bay played college baseball at Gonzaga University, not too far over the border from his hometown in British Columbia. He earned first-team All-West Coast Conference honors as a junior and senior, and led the West Coast Conference in batting in 2000 with a .388 average.89 During his summers in college, he played for the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod Baseball League.10

Bay was chosen in the 2000 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos with the fifth pick of the 22nd round, No. 645 overall. “You could stream [the draft] from the internet,” Bay said. “That was like one of the first years that they had done it. I was listening pick by pick. My dad took the day off work and we listened together. It wasn’t like it is a lot more today with the parties and hoopla, for me anyway… Coming from a small town in Canada, it was big news. Whether it was the first round or last round, just getting drafted was big news.”11

Over two minor-league seasons split among Class A Short Season, Class A, and High A, he hit .312 with 180 hits, 16 home runs, and 83 runs batted in. He won the Low-A Midwest League batting title in 2001 after hitting .362 in 87 games.12 Prior to the 2002 season he was traded along with Jimmy Serrano to the New York Mets for Lou Collier. He was traded again in July, this time going to the San Diego Padres along with Josh Reynolds and Bobby Jones in exchange for Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed. He finished the season with the Padres’ Double-A affiliate, the Mobile BayBears, racking up 17 home runs, 85 RBIs, and 127 hits in 126 games.

Bay started the 2003 season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers, but got called up to make his major-league debut on May 23 against the Arizona Diamondbacks after Mark Kotsay got injured.13 Bay started the game in center field, batted seventh, and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

His first big-league stint did not last long, however. In just his third game with the Padres, he was hit by a pitch from Elmer Dessens of the Arizona Diamondbacks,14 fracturing his right wrist. When his injury healed he was back in the minors, and in August he was traded with Oliver Perez and a player to be named later (which became Cory Stewart) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brian Giles. He joined the Pirates’ big-league club immediately and stayed with them for the rest of the year, hitting .291 over 27 games.

Bay had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in the offseason and did not take the field for the Pirates until May 2004, but he quickly began to make a difference in the Pittsburgh lineup.15 He hit .300 in the month of May on his way to a .282 overall mark for the season, with 26 home runs, 82 RBI, 24 doubles, and 116 hits. Those numbers earned him the 2004 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, beating out Khalil Greene and Akinori Otsuka. “It means the world to me,” Bay said. Asked about how it felt to be the first Pirate to win the award, a team with past players such as Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Barry Bonds, he said: “You walk into the locker room and you see all those jerseys hanging up, it’s kind of amazing it never happened.”16

That was not the only milestone Bay celebrated that month. Two days before winning Rookie of the Year, he married his college sweetheart, Kristen Beaulaurier, in Seattle. “I never got down on one knee,” he said about how his proposal went down. “And she still busts my chops to this day. I was looking around for something in my luggage. I said, ‘I think you know what I’m doing. I think she said, ‘About time’ instead of ‘Yes.’”17

There was no sophomore slump for Bay the following year, 2005. He played in all 162 games and slashed .306/.402/.559. His batting average fell below .250 only once all season; after April 20, it never dipped below .273. On top of all that he had 32 homers, 101 RBIs, and a career high 183 hits, making him by far the Pirates’ most productive hitter.

“I’ve finally had an opportunity to come to the park and be able to play every day, to get into a routine, to be in one spot the entire year,” said Bay. “I’m pleased that it’s gone well so fast. Rookie of the Year. All-Star Game. It’s been gratifying, knowing you can do it when maybe some people didn’t think you could do it. It’s been gratifying for me to show that my rookie year wasn’t just one great year. I hope there are even better ones to come.”18

Bay earned his first All-Star Game selection that year and also appeared in the Home Run Derby, but was eliminated after failing to hit any homers in the first round. That winter, Bay and the Pirates agreed on a four-year contract worth $18.25 million.19

“The Pirates have been burned in the past by some contracts that didn’t pan out, and they were probably a little more apprehensive than some teams to do this,” Bay said. “I think that’s why I’m so grateful — to know this is the first long-term deal that’s been done by the Pirates in quite a few years. They didn’t have to do anything, but I think the way I was going gave them the confidence that, hopefully, I was going to get better and that, in the long run, it was going to be a little bit cheaper. I still don’t really fully comprehend it.”20

Jason Bay (TRADING CARD DB)In March of 2006, Bay represented his native Canada in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. “I’m standing on the railing, watching, watching, watching — I rarely get emotional, and I jumped the railing like a Little Leaguer,” Bay said. “I went, ‘Wow, it’s March 8, and it’s too early for this.’ But you can’t simulate it, you can’t prepare someone for that, and I just want to experience that here [in Pittsburgh].”21

Bay went 5-for-11 with five runs in the first round, with Canada going 2-1, but they were eliminated by a tiebreaker. He carried that offensive production into the regular season, hitting 35 home runs and 109 RBIs on his way to earning his second-straight All-Star Game appearance. That November, he had surgery to fix a problem in his left knee that had nagged him throughout the season.22 The procedure took 10 minutes and he was able to walk out of the hospital.23

When the 2007 season started, Bay struggled a bit out of the gate with only five home runs and 29 RBIs through May 24, well below his pace from previous years. “It’s not like I feel overmatched,” Bay said. “It’s more like a feeling where you’re 0-2 before you get in the box, where there’s no rhythm with the count or anything about the at-bat. Even from game to game … I go out there and get three hits and think, ‘Oh, I’m back.’ And I go out the next day feeling like I haven’t gotten a hit in two months.”24

He managed to get things back on the right track for a while — staying above .300 from May 27 through June 7 — but by July 20, he was at .246. “I want to turn it around,” Bay said. “I’d love to see it happen. But everyone’s looking for some overnight answer. How do you do that? How do you just flip the wall switch? That’s the tough part. Here we are, after all this time, still trying to find that.”25 Unfortunately, the rest of the season went no better for Bay. Following the All-Star break he hit eight home runs and had just 28 RBIs. He finished the year with a .247 average and a .418 slugging percentage, the first time in his career he failed to slug at least .500.

Bay experienced a bit of a turnaround at the beginning of 2008, hitting .284 with 16 home runs at the end of June. But his time with the Pirates was running out. At the July 31 trade deadline, “3:59 and seconds,” as Pirates general manager Neal Huntington called it, Bay was traded to the Boston Red Sox as part of a three-team deal involving the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pirates received four prospects — Andy LaRoche, Brandon Moss, Craig Hansen, and Bryan Morris — while the Dodgers obtained Manny Ramirez from Boston.26

Upon joining the Red Sox, Bay hit .293 with nine homers and 37 RBIs over 49 games. He also got his first taste of the playoffs and did not disappoint. He batted .412 with a pair of home runs in the ALDS, in which Boston defeated the Los Angeles Angels, followed by a .292 average in the ALCS, in which the Tampa Bay Rays eliminated the Red Sox in seven games. “I come from Pittsburgh after six years, and all of a sudden there’s no grace period. Overnight, I’m in a pennant race,” Bay said. “And getting traded for Manny didn’t make it any easier, although I was so engulfed in everything else, it wasn’t even an issue. That first week is a blur. There was definitely a 24-hour culture shock.”27 Bay finished 2008 with a combined slash of .286/.373/.522 with 31 home runs and 101 RBI over 155 games.

In March 2009, Bay again represented Canada in the World Baseball Classic. He went 2-for-4 with two RBIs over two games, but Canada went winless and was eliminated during round play. When the big-league season started, his first full season in the American League, it turned out to be a strong year for Bay. He had a team-best 36 home runs and 119 RBIs, earning him his third All-Star Game selection and his first Silver Slugger Award. “People always ask, ‘Is it tough to play here?’” Bay said about playing in Boston. “In some aspects, with the external stuff, it’s a little different, but what people don’t realize is that all that stuff aside, it’s a fairly easy environment hitting-wise to thrive in. You look up and down that lineup, I don’t think I’m the guy, I’m just one of the guys and I think that helps me out a little bit.”28

In addition to the awards he received for his play on the field, he also had a reason to celebrate off the field. On July 2, he was naturalized as an American citizen during a ceremony at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.29 He helped lead the Red Sox to 95 wins that season, good for second place in the AL East and a wild card berth, but they were swept in the ALDS by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

In November 2009, Bay became a free agent for the first time in his career. He was among the most coveted outfielders on the market that offseason, with the others being Matt Holliday, Mike Cameron, and Marlon Byrd.30 A number of teams were interested in Bay, including the Red Sox, who offered him $60 million over four years, but he turned it down because Boston wouldn’t add a fifth year to the deal. He ultimately agreed to a four-year contract for $66 million with the New York Mets, which included a vesting option for the fifth year with the potential for him to earn $80 million in total. The move was seen as a major offensive gain for the Mets, a team that had hit the fewest home runs in the National League in 2009.31

“I like the camaraderie,” Bay said about joining the Mets clubhouse. “A lot of people tried to paint a grim picture. I haven’t seen any of it.”32

“He’s just a guy that goes out and quietly plays like a superstar,” said David Wright, Mets third baseman and future captain, about Bay. “He goes about his business without a lot of flash, but he’s one of the best run producers in the game.”33

Regarding his role with the Mets, Bay said, “My job is to drive in runs and get on base. That’s what I was brought in for, and what I’d like to do.”34 Unfortunately, those numbers just weren’t there for Bay. He started slowly and through June, he was on pace for just 12 home runs and 75 RBIs for the year, which would’ve been the worst stats of his career. Granted, the Mets offense as a whole wasn’t making much noise; they would finish the season in the bottom five in the NL for batting average, hits, home runs, and RBIs.

Still, at the end of June they found themselves 10 games above .500 and just 1½ games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East. Nearly a month later, however, on July 27, the Mets found themselves 6½ games back — and suddenly without Bay, who had suffered a devastating injury against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

On Friday, July 23, on the bottom of the second inning, Bay collided with the outfield wall after catching a fly ball hit by the Dodgers’ Jamey Carroll. He was slow to get up, but remained in the game, and later hit a bases-clearing double in the top of the eighth to extend the Mets’ lead to 6-1, the final score. He also played the final two games in the series on Saturday and Sunday, going 2-for-9 with a walk and a run.

Bay first reported possible concussion symptoms to team doctors on the plane ride back to New York on Sunday night.35 The Mets were off on Monday and he saw a doctor on Tuesday as the team was starting a home series against the St. Louis Cardinals, at which point manager Jerry Manuel was informed of the situation.36 Bay was taken out of the lineup for a couple of days to see if the symptoms would subside.37 “This has never happened; this is uncharted for me,” Bay said about the injury.38

The symptoms persisted, however, and Bay was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 30. A couple of weeks later he was still experiencing headaches, and he ended up being sidelined for the rest of the year.39 His final stat line for the season was a .259 average, six home runs, and 47 RBIs over 95 games. “I just had a bad year. I was the first to admit it as I was living it, and I’ll be the first to admit it looking back on it,” Bay said about his struggles in 2010. “For whatever reason, I never got in a rhythm at the plate, and I felt like I was swimming upstream all year trying to catch up. The next thing you know it’s July and you’re like, ‘Wow, I haven’t been able to piece anything together.’ The question is, what did you learn from it? I feel like I learned a lot.”40

Going into 2011, having recovered from his concussion, Bay had a positive outlook. “I’m back to doing what I’ve always done. But I’m focusing on doing it better,” he said.41 He hit another snag, however, when he injured his ribcage during batting practice on March 29, causing him to start the season on the disabled list. He finally made it to the lineup on April 21, going 1-for-4 with a double and two runs in a 9-1 victory over the Houston Astros.42

However, 2011 was another lackluster season for Bay. He hit 12 home runs and drove in 57, both career lows for seasons in which he played in at least 100 games. Those numbers also included a 29-game stretch without a homer and just 10 multi-RBI games. He slashed .245/.329/.374, only his second time batting below .250 and his first year slugging below .400. “All those years I did well, I never worried about what I was doing,” Bay said. “There were good days, and there were bad days, and that was that. But I never analyzed. [The past two years], I over-analyzed everything. I was trying to make everything perfect. My hands here, my feet here; I wasn’t really a hitter. I was trying to make myself into a robot.”43

Teammate David Wright said the pressure of playing in New York may have had an impact on Bay’s performance. “It’s tough when you sign as a big free agent, and the town you happen to come to is New York,” Wright observed. “In Jason’s case, the team was struggling. We signed him, and all of a sudden he is supposed to come in and be a difference maker. So he put an incredible amount of pressure on himself.”44

It was also a lost year for the Mets overall. They went 77-85 and finished fourth in the NL East.

Bay spent the following offseason working on his hitting with his former Pirates coach Don Long. “I’m scrapping everything, and I’m just going to swing. I’m just going to stand up there, hold the bat and swing,” Bay said about his new mindset at the plate. “Can I hit 30 home runs? I 100% think it’s possible. No question.”45

Over his first 15 games to start the 2012 season, Bay hit .240 (12-for-50), with 3 homers, 5 RBIs, and 17 strikeouts. During the 15th game, on April 23, he got hurt while trying to field a fly ball from the San Francisco Giants’ Gregor Blanco. The ball fell out of Bay’s glove and he landed hard on the ground. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day after an MRI confirmed he had a broken rib.46 “It’s extremely frustrating,” Bay said. “There’s really no other way to put it… All I can do is try and look forward and try and build off of the momentum.”47

He ended up missing 42 games, not returning to the lineup until June 8. He went 2-for-25 over the next seven games, and got injured again on June 15. This time, it was a second concussion he sustained after crashing into the outfield wall during a game against the Cincinnati Reds.

“I know how he feels,” said Mets catcher Josh Thole, who also suffered multiple concussions throughout his career. “I know exactly what he’s doing right now. He’s probably passed out in his bed, just in the dark. Any time the light shines in your eyes, the noise, you get that — it’s the worst. I feel for him.”48

“Jason Bay is a fine baseball player,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “Jason Bay is one of the finest people I’ve ever had on one of my teams. And I just hope he gets out of this and recovers, because I’m pretty concerned about it right now.”49

It was another 24 games before Bay was back on the field. By the time he finally returned on July 17, the Mets were seven games back in the division, a margin they would never reduce. They would finish the season 74-88, in fourth place once again. Over his final 48 games, Bay hit just .151 with four home runs and 14 RBIs.

In November, Bay and the Mets reached an agreement to terminate his contract a year early, but the team would still pay him the $21 million owed to him over the next two years. “Jason has a tremendous work ethic. There was never any question about it. Unfortunately, the results weren’t there and we are in a results-oriented business,” general manager Sandy Alderson said in a statement.50

“I still feel I have plenty to give to this game and that I can play baseball at a high level. But after serious consideration, both sides agree that we would benefit from a fresh start,” Bay said in a statement. “I’m excited to keep playing and have no intention of just walking away… I enjoyed my time in New York. I have no regrets in signing with the Mets, other than that I wasn’t able to play to the level that the team, the fans and I all expected and that we weren’t able to win more games. I move on with nothing but an appreciation for the organization and its fans and best wishes to all my teammates there.”51

Bay was not without a team for long, signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners in December. “Wherever I ended up was going to be a fresh start and the chance to do it here in my backyard, so to speak, will be nice,” said Bay, alluding to his origins in nearby British Columbia. “That’s all I was looking for. It didn’t work out for whatever reason and it was kind of a mutual split. I want to start fresh and wipe the slate clean and that’s what I get to do here.”52

As a result of his past injury history, the Mariners had Bay examined by two team doctors and neurosurgeon to confirm that he had fully recovered from his previous concussions.53 At 34 years old, he was the third-oldest player on the Mariners’ Opening Day roster, with only Raul Ibañez and Endy Chavez born before him. “I don’t feel like I’m that old, but I guess I am around here,” Bay said.54

Bay started the 2013 season as the Mariners’ primary left fielder, but he hit just .204 with 11 homers and 20 RBIs over 68 games. He was designated for assignment on July 29 and released on August 6. He retired that offseason, ending his career in the major leagues. He finished with a lifetime batting average of .266 with 222 home runs and 1,200 hits.

In 2015, Bay was inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor for his play at Gonzaga from 1999 to 2000. He was the first Bulldogs baseball player inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor. “Without Gonzaga, I wouldn’t be here,” Bay said during his acceptance speech at the ceremony. “I’m a quintessential example of what college athletics can do for a person. I’m extremely proud of where I’m from and I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Gonzaga community, which is the highest compliment I can get.”55

In 2019, Bay was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame along with former pitcher Ryan Dempster, coach Rob Thomson, and executive Gord Ash. His 222 career homers are fifth-most among Canadian-born players and he is one of 13 Canadians with at least 1,000 hits in the majors. He also remains the only Canadian to win the Rookie of the Year Award. “It was a very pleasant and somewhat unexpected surprise to get that call from the Canadian Hall of Fame,” said Bay. “I’m proud and honored to be recognized with great people who have helped build baseball in Canada in various ways, to the elite level it has become.”56

Also in 2019, residents of Bay’s hometown of Trail, British Columbia, began efforts to name the baseball field at local Butler Park after him. “He was absolutely flattered to have his name added to Butler Park,” said Lou DeRosa, one of the project leaders. “He’s very appreciative and very humble.”57 Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the Jason Bay Field Project has been postponed to 2021.58

Bay and his wife Kristen live in Seattle with their three children: Addison (b. 2006), Evelyn (b. 2008), and Garrett (b. 2011).59, 60 Since his playing days, he spends time coaching his kids in baseball and soccer. “I’m just a dad with some time on his hands,” said Bay.61

Unfortunately for Bay, many baseball fans, and Mets fans in particular, will remember him as a player who got injured too often and didn’t produce enough when he was actually on the field. “I got banged up a little bit,” Bay said. “Not an excuse, just the reality and that didn’t help. I don’t think that was the No. 1 reason, I just think I couldn’t really get on track. I couldn’t just move forward. I was always stuck in one gear and I couldn’t get going.”62

Looking back on his career as a whole, Bay said: “In baseball, the window is so short. I would just hate to have a mark on me for my effort. It would irk me to no end if someone said, ‘Yeah he was decent, but he was lazy.’ Or, ‘He didn’t respect the game.’ Because I can control that. … My motivation was never status. It was never money. My motivation was just progressing in life. … If you find the answer to that mystery, let me know. And then I’ll know.”63

Last revised: February 4, 2021

 

Acknowledgments

This biography was reviewed by Rory Costello and Joe DeSantis and fact-checked by Mark Sternman.

 

Notes

1 Jim Bailey, “Jason Bay returns to Trail, baseball card signing at Smokies game,” BC Local News, December 31, 2019.

2 Joe Starkey, “Tough love helped Pirates’ Bay travel unlikely ‘Trail’ from British Columbia to major leagues,” TribLive.com, August 1, 2004.

3 https://okstate.com/news/2003/4/19/Lauren_Bay.aspx

4 Porter, 2008.

5 Dejan Kovacevic, “Bay’s backward step a multi-part mystery,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 6, 2007.

6 Joe Starkey, “Tough love helped Pirates’ Bay travel unlikely ‘Trail’ from British Columbia to major leagues,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 1, 2004.

7 Matt Porter, “The Jason Bay file: (More than) 30 things to know about the newest Sox slugger,” Boston.com, July 31, 2008.

8 Porter, “The Jason Bay file.”

9 John Sickels, “Pirates prospect Jason Bay,” ESPN.com, January 30, 2004.

10 Porter, 2008.

11 Mark Fischer, “Ex-Met bust Jason Bay recalls his draft experience in return to New York,” New York Daily News, June 10, 2016.

12 USA Today Sports Weekly, June 4-10, 2003.

13 USA Today Sports Weekly, June 4-10, 2003.

14 Albany Times Union, May 27, 2003.

15 Sickels, 2004.

16 Chuck Johnson, “Pirates’ Bay, Athletics’ Crosby receive rookie of year honors,” USA Today, November 9, 2004.

17 Steve Serby, “Serby’s Sunday Q&A With Jason Bay,” New York Post, March 28, 2010.

18 Dejan Kovacevic, “No sophomore jinx for Pirates’ Bay,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 16, 2005.

19 Jason Meyer, “Pirates intend to use Bay as franchise’s cornerstone,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 18, 2005.

20 Meyer, 2005.

21 “Bay has admirer in Gretzky,” Associated Press, March 28, 2006.

22 Kovacevic, 2007.

23 Porter, 2008.

24 Kovacevic, 2007.

25 Kovacevic, 2007.

26 Dejan Kovacevic, “Pirates wait until final minute to trade Bay,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 1, 2008.

27 John Tomase, “Recalling Jason Bay’s best days,” Boston Herald, July 9, 2013.

28 Shi Davidi, “A hot bat in Boston; Jason Bay thrives on high expectations with Red Sox,” The Canadian Press, June 1, 2019.

29 “Bay to become U.S. citizen,” Associated Press, July 2, 2009.

30 Tim Dierkes, “2010 Top 50 Free Agents,” MLB Trade Rumors, November 9, 2009.

31 David Waldstein, “Mets and Bay Agree on a Contract,” New York Times, December 29, 2009.

32 Serby, 2010.

33 David Waldstein, “A Standout Player Who Is Happy Blending In,” New York Times, March 29, 2010.

34 Serby, 2010.

35 Joe Lapointe, “Concussion Symptoms Developed Late for Bay,” New York Times, July 27, 2010.

36 Lapointe, 2010.

37 Lapointe, 2010.

38 Lapointe, 2010.

39 Bob Klapisch, “Bay is poster child for Mets’ downfall,” FOX Sports, August 9, 2010.

40 Jerry Crasnick, “Jason Bay Eyeing Far Better Times in ’11,” ESPN.com, January 31, 2011.

41 Crasnick, 2011.

42 “Mets’ Bay Scratched With Injury, Could Land On DL,” Associated Press, March 29, 2011.

43 Andy Martino, “Bay: I Ain’t Done… Yet,” New York Daily News, February 12, 2012.

44 Martino, 2012.

45 Martino, 2012.

46 Brendan Prunty, “Mets place Jason Bay on 15-day disabled list with fractured rib,” NJ.com, April 24, 2012.

47 Prunty, 2012.

48 Tim Rohan, “Jason Bay Hurt as Mets Fall to Reds,” New York Times, June 15, 2012.

49 Rohan, 2012.

50 “Mets, Jason Bay terminate contract a year early,” Associated Press, November 7, 2012.

51 Associated Press, 2012.

52 Tim Booth, “Jason Bay hoping for a fresh start in Seattle,” Associated Press, December 10, 2012.

53 Booth, 2012.

54 Booth, 2012.

55 “Jason Bay inducted into WCC Hall of Honor,” GoZags.com, March 7, 2015.

56 http://baseballhalloffame.ca/blog/2019/02/05/bay-dempster-thomson-and-ash-to-be-inducted-into-canadian-baseball-hall-of-fame/

57 Bailey, 2019.

58 https://www.trail.ca/en/play/jason-bay-field-project.asp

59 Bailey, 2019.

60 David Waldstein, “Jason Bay Returns to Mets After Birth of Third Child,” New York Times, May 5, 2011.

61 Ryan Collingwood, “Gonzaga alum and MLB All-Star Jason Bay enjoying retirement,” The Spokesman Review, July 4, 2018.

62 Booth, 2012.

63 Martino, 2012.

Full Name

Jason Raymond Bay

Born

September 20, 1978 at Trail, BC (CAN)

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