Blue Jays: Best players in franchise history to wear jersey numbers 21-30

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#29 Joe Carter

Pretty close call here really when you consider the career of Jesse Barfield, who had a great run throughout the 80s. 

If you compare their three best seasons, they stack up fairly closely. From 1985-1987, Barfield hit .280 with 290 runs scored, 95 home runs, and a .873 OPS. Joe Carter, from 1991-1993, hit .264 with 278 runs scored, 100 homers, and a .815 OPS. 

Obviously, Carter’s iconic home run to clinch the 1993 World Series is a moment that will last forever in the heart of Blue Jays fans and is enough to give him the edge here too. 

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#30 Todd Stottlemyre

Todd Stottlemyre made his debut in 1989 and became a valuable and versatile member of the pitching staff for the next six years. 

The son of former Yankees star Mel Stottlemyre, Todd made 175 starts and also 31 appearances out of the bullpen with Toronto. His best season was in 1991 when he went 15-8 with a 3.78 ERA, made 34 starts, and pitched 219 innings. 

The lasting image of Stottlemyre to many will be him gliding to third base, wearing a windbreaker, and getting tagged out a third base in the 1993 World Series. 

He did have his inconsistencies and could be wild, but Stottlemyre was fiery, fun to watch, and a fan favorite. Give it a few years and Alejandro Kirk is likely going to take this spot and hold onto it for the foreseeable future.

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