5 massive home runs in Blue Jays history
1. Joe Carter’s walk-off 1993 homer
The hit that won the Blue Jays their last World Series… no other explanation needed for being number 1 on this list.
2. Jose Bautista’s 2015 ALDS Game 5 homer
It’s been 22 years since the Blue Jays have played in the ALCS and in the 7th inning of Game 5 against the Texas Ranger, down 2 – 1, Bautista gave the city of Toronto what it needed with a 3-run homer. This would end the “do or die” game in favor of Toronto, taking the Jays to the ALCS. Some are calling this game the “Greatest Sporting Event in History,” with a 53 minute 7th inning that had many ups and downs and was filled with controversy.
3. Ed Sprague’s 1992 homer in Game 2
Jays manager Cito Gaston switched Duane Ward for Ed Sprague to pinch hit with a man on first. Sprague crushed a low fastball over the fence, clinching a 5-4 win for Toronto in Game 2 of the 1992 World Series.
4. Roberto Alomar’s 1992 blast off Eckersley
The Blue Jays were trailing Oakland 6-4 in the top of the ninth inning. The Jays had two outs with Devon White on third when Roberto Alomar stepped up to the plate. Alomar cranked a pitch over the fence to tie Game 4 of 1992 ALCS. Toronto went on to win the game 7-6 in 11 innings.
5. Bautista’s 50th home run of 2010 season
It was a small crowd at Rogers Centre, 12,590 people who had the honour of witnessing Jose Bautista launch a high drive that just cleared the left-field fence, becoming the first Blue Jays to join the 50 Home Run Club. Bautista went on to smack 54 home runs in the 2010 season.