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June 27, 2010

Jamie Moyer...Home Run King

With one swing of the bat, Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells wiped Robin Roberts name from the record books.

I know it sounds dramatic, but after giving up 506 home runs, I wanted this Jamie Moyer post to begin with something other than "Moyer continues to defy Father Time" and "with every start Moyer eclipses another milestone".

The last time, the 47 year-old faced the Blue Jays was one year ago to the day...June 28, 2009. In that game, he gave up three dingers with two of them coming off the bat of second baseman Aaron Hill.

It is fitting that Moyer gave up home run number 506 against Toronto. Prior to the third inning bomb by Wells, the Philadelphia Phillies hurler had given up 40 career homers against the Jays...the second most by any of his opponents.

If you're curious how the rest of Moyer's record home runs shake out, check out what I wrote last week after he tied Hall of Famer Robin Roberts atop the all-time leaderboard.

Ten Things About Jamie Moyer's 505 Home Runs

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