This Day In Sports History (September 14th) – Toronto Blue Jays

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It was on this day in 1987 that the Toronto Blue Jays hit a Major League record 10 home runs in a single game.  The Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 18-3 in a game played at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium.

Catcher Ernie Whitt would lead the charge with three home runs, while both George Bell and Rance Mulliniks chipped in with a pair of round-trippers each.  Fred McGriff, Rob Ducey and Lloyd Moseby added one apiece  to give the Blue Jays an even ten for the day, setting a new record, which still stands to this day.  The previous record of eight was held by many teams, including the Boston Red Sox, who tied the record against the Jays in their inaugural season of 1977.

While they have yet to hit ten home runs in a game this season, the Jays do find themselves among the league leaders in round-trippers, as they currently sit fourth in the Majors with 183 homers.  Forty of those homer runs belong to Edwin Encarnacion, who currently ranks second in the Majors in that category.

Here is a look at another Blue Jays slugger, Jose Bautista, doing his thing.

Notable Birthdays

Larry Brown, NBA – Born September 14th 1940 (age 72) in Brooklyn, New York

Tim Wallach, MLB – Born September 14th 1957 (age 55) in Huntington Park, California

Delmon Young, MLB – Born September 14th 1985 (age 27) in Montgomery, Alabama

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