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50 Jacks, 50 Facts: Breaking Down Bautista’s Home Runs

Bautista-50

Congratulations once again to Jose Bautista for reaching the 50 home run plateau and becoming the first Blue Jay ever to celebrate this incredible milestone.

While our beloved Bautista has already made history, it’s hard to believe there are still 10 games left in the schedule and thus ample time for him to continue to add to his tally.

Reaching 50 home runs in a single season is definitely cause for celebration, and in honour of Bautista’s 50 home runs, here are 50 facts about 50 of his jacks.



Home Run Splits

  1. 31 Home runs at home
  2. 19 home runs on the road
  3. 43 home runs off righties
  4. 7 home runs off lefties

Home Runs By Opponent

  1. Favourite targets: Josh Beckett (2), Brad Bergesen (2) A.J. Burnett (2), Darren O’Day (2), John Lackey (2), Kevin Millwood (2), James Shields (2), Kevin Slowey (2)
  2. Favourite teams target: Boston (8), Baltimore (7), New York (6)

Home Runs By Count

  1. 0-0 count home runs: 7
  2. 0-1 count home runs: 8
  3. 0-2 count home runs: zero
  4. 1-0 count home runs: 5
  5. 2-0 count home runs: 4
  6. 3-0 count home runs: 2
  7. 1-1 count home runs: 7
  8. 1-2 count home runs: 3
  9. 2-1 count home runs: 5
  10. 2-2 count home runs: 4
  11. 3-2 count home runs: 4

Types of Home Runs

  1. Solo home runs: 23
  2. 2-run home runs: 19
  3. 3-run home runs: 7
  4. Grand Slams: 1
  5. Inside the park home runs: 1

Home Runs By Batting Position

  1. Home runs batting 3rd in lineup: 31
  2. Home runs batting 7th in lineup: 10
  3. Home runs batting 6th in lineup: 4
  4. Home runs batting 5th in lineup: 3
  5. Home runs batting 4th in lineup: 1
  6. Home runs batting 1st in lineup: 1

Home Runs By Pitch Type

  1. Four-seam fastball home runs: 27
  2. Two-seam fastball home runs: 6
  3. Slider home runs: 7
  4. Sinker home runs: 3
  5. Changeup home runs: 2
  6. Curveball home runs: 3
  7. Cutter home runs: 2

Situational Home Runs

  1. Home runs hit with nobody out: 18
  2. Home runs hit with 1 out: 16
  3. Home runs hit with 2 out: 16
  4. Home runs early in game (1st to 6th inning): 33
  5. Home runs late (7th inning or later): 17
  6. Go ahead home runs: 18
  7. Game tying home runs: 2
  8. Game winning home runs: 3
  9. Home runs before the All-Star Break: 24
  10. Home runs after the All-Star Break: 26 *club record*
  11. Home runs during day games: 13
  12. Home runs during night games: 37
  13. Home runs leading off an inning: 10
  14. Home runs starting in right field: 33
  15. Home runs starting at third base: 17
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Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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2 Comments

  1. Mattt

    September 24, 2010 - 11:08 am

    Interesting stuff. I was lucky enough to be there yesterday…

  2. Ian H.

    September 24, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    You were? You lucky dog! I actually had no idea it was an afternoon game, and at 12:30 nonetheless! What a great game to go to Mattt, I trust you had a good time.

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