José Antonio Bautista (born October 19, 1980) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. Though now primarily an outfielder, having been a utility player in the past, he has major league experience at six different positions. He is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In the 2010 season, Bautista set a Toronto Blue Jays single-season franchise record by hitting a major league leading 54 home runs, making him only the 26th member of the 50 home run club in baseball history. He earned the title of American League Home Run Champion for that season. In 2011, he once again led the major leagues with 43 home runs. He became the first player to earn two consecutive home run titles since Mark McGwire of the National League did so in the 1998 and 1999 seasons.
On July 3, 2011, Bautista set the all-time Major League record for the most All-Star votes received by a single player through fan balloting, with 7,454,753. This number greatly surpassed the previous record of 6,069,688 set by Seattle’s Ken Griffey Jr. in 1994. [From Wikipedia – Read More]