Former Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Bautista throws the ceremonial first pitch after his name was unveiled on the Jays' Level of Excellence, ahead of their MLB interleague baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Toronto on August 12, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

José Bautista was one of the best hitters in baseball history. On August 12, the Toronto Blue Jays added the home-run king to the Level of Excellence. It is the club’s highest honour.

This six-time All-Star player hit 288 homers in his 10 years as a Jay. In two of those years, he was the league’s top hitter. In three of those years, he was named best outfielder.