Oct 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) hits a three run home run during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
With Jose Bautista’s game-winning, three-run home run in he bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s ALDS, fans across Canada have another “where were you moment” to add to their memory.
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Bautista’s epic blast has sparked a debate amongst fans, though. Just where does it rank on the Toronto Blue Jays list of all-time biggest home runs?
With powerful hitters like Carlos Delgado, George Bell, Joe Carter, Fred McGriff, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista all digging into the batter’s box at Exhibition Stadium, SkyDome and now the Rogers Centre, there’s a collection of memorable home runs to sort through.
While No. 1 is an obvious choice, here’s a look at the 5 biggest home runs in Toronto Blue Jays history.
Apr 13, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays former player Carlos Delgado and former player George Bell stand with right fielder Jose Bautista (19) before the presentation of the 2014 Silver Slugger Award during the opening ceremonies of the home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. The Tampa Bay Rays won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
5. Carlos Delgado’s Fourth Home Run in 2003
Still today, Carlos Delgado’s four home run performance stands as one of the greatest single-game offensive displays by a Blue Jay. Even though he was feeling a bit under the weather that day, Delgado hit four home runs that traveled 1,645 feet combined.
His first home run was a monumental one for his career, as it was career home run No. 300. The other three home runs added to a sensational season that saw Delgado mash over 40 homers and compile a club record 145 RBI.
Delgado is one of only 16 players in major league history to hit four home runs in one game.
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