Jose Bautista is the Blue Jays Home Run King


Who ever thought that we would be crowning Jose Bautista is the all-time Blue Jays home run king? I certainly didn’t.

Congratulations to Jose Bautista for breaking the franchise single season record by blasting his 48th home run of the year last night against the Boston Red Sox.

With just over two weeks left in the schedule, Bautista will almost certainly add to that total and will probably even clear the 50 home run plateau.

I’ll have a much more in depth blog post coming later this evening which will be accompanied by a very special visual tribute to the 48 Bautista Bombs this season.

In the meantime, let’s rejoice that Jose Bautista has rewritten the history books and is now the Blue Jays season leader in home runs.

Yes way, Jose.

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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.



  1. Section 36

    September 18, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    He couldn't have become the home-run king in a loss?

  2. Gil Fisher

    September 18, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    Remember when we were all "meh" about offering him arbitration and commiting to pay him another $2.5m. I think the only reason we weren't up in arms was that he seemed to have some good defensive versatility and was just a hot month away from justifying his salary.

    Well according to Fangraphs, he's earned over 10x his salary so far this year. Nice.

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