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Encyclopedia > Charlie Kerfeld

Charles Kerfeld is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Most of his career, and indeed his better seasons, was spent with the Houston Astros. He had a career year in 1986, posting an 11-2 record and a 2.69 ERA as the setup man for closer Dave Smith. His performance was one of the many reasons the Astros won the National League Western Division title that season. Kerfeld finished his career with the Atlanta Braves. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... A relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen as the game goes on A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness and/or fatigue. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Dave Smith (born January 21, 1955 in Richmond, California) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005...

Kerfeld remained in baseball managing in the minor leagues, including a brief stint with the Abilene Prairie Dogs of the Texas-Louisiana League. The Abilene Prairie Dogs were a minor-league baseball team in the former Texas-Louisiana League. ... The Central Baseball League, formerly the Texas-Louisiana League, was a minor league whose member teams were independent of any Major League Baseball affiliations. ...

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Lopez@Large: Conehead and the Heisman question (413 words)
I didn't recognize former Astro Charlie Kerfeld at the Astros game Monday night, but after realizing it was him, I had a chance to talk with him for a while.
Kerfeld, a live wire who donned a Conehead hat in the bullpen among other places during the Astros' famous 1986 run to the NLCS, also once came running out of the dugout to give Ryan a hug.
One other interesting thing you may not have known about Kerfeld: His heart was as big as his living and his stature (6-6, 275-pounds at one point).
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