Rogers Centre

A List of All the Fifth Deck Home Runs at Rogers Centre

It might just be the most exclusive club in the 28-year history of the Rogers Centre/Skydome.

In all the hitters who’ve come to the plate at the dome, only a handful of them have accomplished this impressive feat: muscling a ball into the upper deck at the Rogers Centre for a home run.

Josh Donaldson is the latest player to join the short list of hitters to park long bombs into the fifth deck at the Rogers Centre.



Just 20 home runs have ever landed in the stadium’s upper deck, 11 of them courtesy of Blue Jays players. Donaldson became the ninth Blue Jays player to accomplish the rare feat. Here’s the full list of fifth deck home runs below, updated as of May 31st 2017.
 

Fifth Deck Home Runs at Rogers Centre

 DatePlayerForAgainstPitcherDistance
1.)Oct 7 ’89Jose CansecoOaklandTorontoMike Flanagan480 -LF
2.)Jul 25 ’96Mark McGwireOaklandTorontoHuck Flener488 -LF
3.)Jul 27 ’96Joe CarterTorontoOaklandJohn Wasdin483 -LF
4.)Jul 19 ’98Carlos DelgadoTorontoNew YorkAndy Pettitte467 -RF
5.)Sep 25 ’98Jose CansecoTorontoBostonBret Saberhagen451 -LF
6.)Apr 12 ’99Jose CansecoTampaTorontoGraeme Lloyd459 -LF
7.)Apr 22 ’99Shawn GreenTorontoAnaheimTim Belcher449 -RF
8.)Jun 3 ’01Manny RamirezBostonTorontoChris Carpenter491 -LF
9.)Apr 17 ’02Raul MondesiTorontoBostonDarren Oliver456 -LF
10.)Aug 29 ’02Josh PhelpsTorontoNew YorkRoger Clemens455 -LF
11.)Jul 7 ’04Josh PhelpsTorontoSeattleRuben Mateo435 -LF
12.)Jul 28 ’04Gary SheffieldNew YorkTorontoMiguel Batista440 -LF
13.)Sep 16 ’04Vernon WellsTorontoBaltimoreRodrigo Lopez445 -LF
14.)Jun 27 ’09Jayson WerthPhiladelphiaTorontoBrad Mills448 -LF
15.)May 31 ’11Shelly DuncanClevelandTorontoJo-Jo Reyes446-LF
16.)Apr 20 ’13Edwin EncarnacionTorontoBostonJon Lester427-LF
17.)Aug 26 '14Mike NapoliBostonTorontoSergio Santos451-LF
18.)Apr 21 '15Edwin EncarnacionTorontoBaltimoreBrian Matusz463-LF
19.)Jul 25 '16Alex DickersonSan DiegoTorontoBo Schultz446-RF
20.)May 30 '17Josh DonaldsonTorontoCincinnatiAsher Wojciechowski435-LF

And since these mammoth shots are worth at least one re-watch, let’s take a look at the most recent bombs to be hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre.
 

Josh Donaldson – Distance: 435 Feet


 

Alex Dickerson – Distance: 446 Feet

 

Edwin Encarnacion – Distance: 463 Feet

 

Mike Napoli – Distance: 451 Feet

 

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 kids for the next 20 years.

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1 Comment

  1. matthew

    June 2, 2017 - 9:42 am

    It’s more a question: is it usual to it batting practice balls into the 5th deck at RC? I was watching a Yankees pre-game show and David Cone was saying he’s never seen someone hit the scoreboard or hit it as far as Aaron Judge was hitting those batting practice shots but I have zero perspectives as I’m not a Jays fan. Thanks. Good luck this season (except against my yankees).

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