Two bochurim from Yeshivas Lubavitch in Toronto, Mendel Spielman and shliach Levi Rosenfeld, received permission to go on Mivtzoim during their break on Thursday.
They made their way to the Rogers Centre where a baseball game was being held between the home team of Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. The Toronto team had not been doing well lately and had they lost the playoff, their season would have been over.
Standing outside the arena, the bochurim used the heightened interest encouraged Jewish men to put on Tefillin and say a prayer, insisting that this would draw Hashem’s blessings and help their team win.
During the time that the bochurim were able to spend outside of the arena, they managed to engage 7 Jews to don Tefillin.
And – to their surprise and elation- the Blue Jays won a resounding victory.
But what is most remarkable, one of the people later noted, is that the final score corresponded exactly to the number of people who put on Tefillin; -7-1…