9) Jose Bautista hits 50 home runs in a season
When Jose Bautista first arrived from Pittsburgh in 2008, there was little reason for Blue Jays fans to get excited. After all, he was a 2000 20th round draft pick who had done little at the Major League level up to that point.
That soon changed, as Bautista became the very definition of a late bloomer. He was steady enough in 2009, but nothing could prepare anyone for what followed the next season.
The six-time All-Star came out firing, as he lit up pitchers all around the league. By the end of 2010, he had a MLB-leading 54 home runs, 12 clear of his nearest competitor.
In the process, Bautista also set a new Blue Jays record, beating the previous mark of 47 by the great George Bell. His 50th will always be special, especially with it coming against 2010 AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez.