Toronto Blue Jays: All-Time Leaders in Home Runs

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Jose Bautista (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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OF. 8. player. 39. 1980-1989. 149 home runs. LloydMoseby. Pick Analysis

Lloyd Moseby is perhaps the exact opposite of Adam Lind, yet the center fielder managed to slug more home runs than the power hitting first baseman. Lind is a big, six-foot-two 200 pound, first baseman with a big uppercut swing and no speed. Moseby couldn’t be any different with his short compact swing and blistering speed.

However, despite the tale of the tape favoring a big slugger like Lind, Moseby cemented himself as the eighth best home run hitter in Blue Jay history by being the perfect model and example of consistency.

From 1983 to 1987 Moseby’s power was as consistent as it could have been. From 1883 to 1985 he slugged exactly 18 home runs a season, improving to 21 and then 26 in the following two seasons.On top of that, Moseby managed to steal 27 or more bases for six consecutive seasons from 1983 to 1988.

The center fielder does hold a franchise record for Toronto. Overall, he ranks:

  • First – Stolen Bases – 255

  • Fourth – Runs – 768

  • Fifth – WAR – 24.6

Not only was Moseby one of the best Blue Jays to ever do it, but he was also perhaps the quickest athlete the team had seen.

Most memorable home run: Walk off home run against the Chicago White Sox on August 21, 1981.