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Poll Time: Vote for the Blue Jays number 20 moment of the 2010s

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The winner of the vote on the number 19th moment of the decade for Blue Jays is Jose Bautista hitting his 50th home run of the season in 2010. He was the first, and still the only, Blue Jays player to reach 50 home runs in a season.

Jose would finish the season with 54 home runs. The next year he would hit 43 home runs, the second highest Blue Jays homer count of the decade (which is the number 5 number in Jays history).

Jose hit 272 home runs for us in the decade. The rest of the top five of the decade are:

  • Edwin Encarnacion 231
  • Justin Smoak 117
  • Josh Donaldson 116
  • Adam Lind 89.

I have been meaning to get around to a post doing the top 5 some stats for the decade but I haven’t found the time yet.

Looking back at the last decade has reminded me how important Jose Bautista was to my Jays fandom over the past 10+ years. Jose gave the team an identity. He made us the team that everyone hated. Edwin and Josh came and helped that along but, for me, the biggest moment of the last 15 years was picking up Bautista in trade. He really made me love the Jays again. I mean I was a fan before he came to town, but he joined the team a couple of months after I started on the site and he, after a season or so, became the guy.

The decade before it was Roy Halladay. Without Halladay the Blue Jays, in the first decade of this century, would have been very hard to watch.

But that’s off topic. Here is Bautista’s 50 homer in 2010. Excellent call from Buck Martinez.

Last poll, there is going to be a lot of good moment that won’t make our top 20.

Poll

My choice for the Blue Jays number 19 moment of the 2010s

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    2016 ALDS game 2, Jays hit four home runs off Yu Darvish, October 2, 2016
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    2019 Jays 7 run comeback win over Rays in 12 innings, July 27
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Brett Lawrie throws helmet, hits umpire, May 16, 2012
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Chad Jenkins pitches 6 innings in Jays 19 inning win over Tigers, August 10, 2014
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    David Price Trade, July 30, 2019
    (12 votes)
  • 1%
    Dustin McGowan pitches again September 6, 2011
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Goins and Barney pitch in 19 inning game vs Cleveland, Jays lose 2-1, July 1, 2016
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    J.P. Arencibia hits 2 homers (and 4 total hits) in MLB debut, August 7, 2010
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Jays come back from down by 8 against the Reds June 20, 2014
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Jays score 9 in the 7th inning, come back from down 8-1 vs the Red Sox June 12, 2015
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Jays score 7 in the 9th inning against the Rays to win September 20, 2018
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Jose Bautista asks Steve Simmons "who are you and why are you talking to me?" on twitter
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    Jose Bautista homers off Darren O’Day and skips to first, June 23, 2013
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    Josh Donaldson dives into the stands June 24, 2015
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    Josh Donaldson hat trick homers August 29, 2016
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Josh Donaldson trade, November 28, 2014
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Lourdes Gurriel steals home vs Red Sox April 9, 2019
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Lourdes Gurriel’s mult-hit streak goes 11 games, July 29, 2018
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Marco Estrada takes perfect game into the 8th, June 24, 2015
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Marcus Stroman homers in Atlanta May 18, 2017
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Marcus Stroman’s first start after ACL injury, September 12, 2015
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Rajai Davis catch robs home run. October 5, 2015
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Rajai Davis scores from second on a bunt, August 5, 2012
    (0 votes)
  • 10%
    Rangers make 3 errors to set up Baustista’s home run, October 14, 2015
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Russell Martin playing preseason games in Montreal, April 3, 2015
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Russell Martin’s dad playing Oh Canada in Montreal April 3, 2015
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Russell Martin’s throw hitting Shin-Soo Choo’s bat, October, 14, 2015
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    The Marlins trade, November 13, 2012
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    The Tulo/Reyes trade, July 28, 2015
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Vernon Wells trade, January 21, 2011
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Vladimir Guerrero hits first 2 MLB home runs in San Francisco, May 14
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Roy Halladay dies in plane crash, November 7, 2017
    (5 votes)
93 votes total Vote Now