Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team. The Blue Jays are a member of the of Major League Baseball (MLB)'s American League, Eastern Division
The name "Blue Jays" originates from the bird of the similar name. They are nicknamed as "the Jays", which is featured on the Blue Jays’ logo and on the frontage of the home uniform.
An opening out franchise, the club was recognized in Toronto, in the year 1977. Originally based at Exhibition Stadium, the team started playing its home games at the SkyDoom, upon conclusion of its construction in year 1989. Since 2000, the Rogers Communications owns Blue Jays, and in 2004, the SkyDome was purchased by the company, which renamed the location to Rogers Centre. Blue Jays are the first and only team outside the United States to be the winners of a World Series, the first team to win a World Series in Canada, and the best AL expansion franchise to win a World Series (beating the Kansas City Royals'). With the fellow Canadian franchise Montreal Expos moving to Washington, D.C. after the year 2004 season, and becoming the Washington Nationals, the Blue Jays are at present the only Major League Baseball team outside the United States. The Blue Jays are also one of three MLB teams under mutual ownership, with the rest of two being the Seattle Mariners and the Atlanta Braves.