Toronto Blue Jays Best Home Run Hitters of All Time

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George Bell

Bell sits in 5th spot on the Blue Jays all time HR list with 202 long balls. He was arguably the first true home run threat the franchise ever had. Bell wasn’t exactly a patient man at the plate with a career walk rate of just 5%. But, he didn’t strike out a lot, either. His 11.7% mark is quite impressive for a guy who put up 20 or more home runs 8 times in his 12 seasons.

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From 1984 through 1988, Bell hit 26, 28, 31, 47 and 24 taters respectively. This was right smack dab in the middle of the Blue Jays’ first dynasty. The mid to late 80’s featured some great baseball and Bell was  matched up with fellow outfielders Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Barfield to create one of the best outfields this franchise has ever seen.

Bell would go on to play 3 more seasons after he left Toronto. He finished his career in Chicago, one year with the Cubs and 2 with the White Sox. He would hit 53 more home runs in those final years. But, we will always remember him as the Blue Jays’ LF slugger. The image of him crashing to his knees when he caught the final out to give the Blue Jays their first AL East title ever will be something that is imprinted in the brain of every Blue Jays fan.

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