Toronto Blue Jays: All-Time Leaders in Home Runs
By Jason Reed
Two-time World Series Champion Joe Carter will forever be etched in Toronto Blue Jays’ history books. Like many on this list, even though the slugger did not start his career with the Blue Jays, Carter saw the best years of his career north of the border.
Carter slugged 396 home runs in his 16-year career, 203 of which came with the Toronto Blue Jays. For the most part, Carter was a consistent menace in Toronto, slugging 20 or more home runs in each of his seven seasons. Of the seven, Carter managed to hit 30 or more home runs four times, driving in over 100 RBIs every time.
Carter’s best years were from 1991-1993. In that span, Carter slugged exactly 100 home runs (33,34,33), drove in 348 RBIs and scored 278 times himself. Carter finished in the top five for AL MVP in 1991 and 1992 and won the World Series in consecutive seasons in ’92 and ’93.
Overall, Carter made five all-star teams with Toronto while winning two Silver Slugger awards. The World Series hero ranks:
- Fifth – RBIs – 736
- Seventh – Doubles – 218
- Ninth – Runs – 578
Carter did not make the Hall of Fame, only receiving 3.8% of votes on his first ballot in 2003, low enough to get dropped. However, he was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame that same year.
Most memorable home run: World Series winning three-run home run in game six of the 1993 World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.