Blue Jays: Best players in franchise history to wear jersey numbers 41-50

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#47 Jack Morris

Hall of Famer Jack Morris spent two seasons with the Jays towards the end of his illustrious career, winning the World Series in each year with the club. His first season with the team saw him become the first pitcher in Blue Jays history to win 20 or more games. His 21 wins tied him for the league lead and he was a vital part of the 1992 World Series run. He struggled during his second season with the club at 38 years of age, although his leadership and mental toughness was a tangible contributing factor to the team’s success, which cannot go unnoticed. The only other player to consider for the number 47 is Doyle Alexander who had four solid seasons for the Jays, but only wore number 47 for a single season and is not in the Hall of Fame.

#48 Paul Quantrill

Paul Quantrill spent six mostly consistent seasons in Toronto, including an All-Star selection in 2001. He owns a 3.67 ERA and 131 ERA+ with the team, and gave the team many quality innings out of the bullpen. The London, Ontario native was nothing special, though he was a very useful member of the late 90’s and early 2000’s bullpen. The other player to consider for the number 48 was J.A. Happ, who also spent six seasons with the Jays, but during his second and more productive stint with the team, he wore number 33 instead.

#49 Tony Castillo

Tony Castillo was with the Blue Jays for six seasons across two tenures, including a role in 1993 World Series Championship team. Castillo broke into the major leagues with the Jays before stops in Atlanta, Queens, NY, and his eventual return to Toronto. Holding a 3.49 ERA exclusively out of the bullpen, Castillo’s second tenure with the Jays was solid, as he pitched at least 50 innings with a sub-4.00 ERA in all four seasons. Jeremy Accardo was the only other Blue Jay to wear number 49 with any tenure, but only the staunchest of Jays fans would remember Accardo.

#50 Tom Henke

Not only is Tom Henke undoubtedly the best Blue Jay to wear the number 50, he is also widely recognized as the best relief pitcher to ever wear a Blue Jays uniform, period. Henke still leads the team in almost every meaningful stat, including ERA (2.48), WHIP (1.025), K/9 (10.295), and saves (217). During his eight seasons with the Jays, he only had one season with an ERA above 3.00. The Missouri native was as reliable as it gets for a relief pitcher with elite strikeout stuff and great command. Assuming the 9th inning role immediately after being acquired by the Jays, Henke was a vital piece of the 1992 World Series winning club, collecting three saves in the ALCS against the Athletics and two more in the World Series against the Braves. The only other name brand player to wear 50 would be Chris Carpenter, but he only played a single season in Toronto in the number, and the vast majority of his career success - including a Cy Young in 2005 - came in a Cardinals uniform.

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