Blue Jays: Seven players who have earned a statue at the Rogers Centre
While I covered the “bat flip” earlier in this article, there is one home run in Blue Jays history that stands out among the rest.
Joe Carter joined the Blue Jays alongside Roberto Alomar when both were acquired during the 1990/1991 offseason from the San Diego Padres. In his first season with the Jays, Carter was nominated to the All-Star game and won a Silver Slugger Award.
He would follow this season with three more All-Star appearances while knocking in 30+ home runs on four separate occasions. Collectively, the righty-batter owns a .257/.308/.473 slash line with 203 home runs, 736 RBI, and a .781 OPS through seven seasons with the Blue Jays.
Carter only leads one category in Blue Jays history (sacrifice flies, 65), mostly attributed to his shorter stint with the club compared to other Jays legends, but he does own the biggest home run in franchise history while also being a part of both World Series championship teams.
I said earlier I would focus on a player’s overall accomplishments more so than one personal feat, but I think Carter’s overall accomplishments are more than deserving of a statue honouring his legacy as a member of the Blue Jays.