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Encyclopedia > Jesse Barfield

Jesse Lee Barfield (born October 29, 1959 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1981-89) and New York Yankees (1989-92). He batted and threw right-handed. October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (f. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans...


Barfield was better known for his powerful throwing arm, universally hailed as the strongest outfield arm of his time, and as one of the best in major league history. It was not only strong, but accurate as well. He led American League outfielders in assists three times (1985-87), a remarkable total, since few opposing runners dared to even challenge his skilled throws. Along with George Bell (LF) and Lloyd Moseby (CF), Barfield starred in what many analysts considered the best all-around outfield of the 1980s. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... A number of sports have a statistic known as an assist: An assist (hockey) goes to the player or players who helped set up a goal. ... George Antonio Bell Mathey (born October 21, 1959, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... Lloyd Anthony Moseby (born November 5, 1959 in Portland, Arizona) was a Major League Baseball player. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


Selected by the Blue Jays in the ninth round of the 1977 amateur draft, Barfield debuted in the majors in 1981 and was a regular the following season. In 1985, he helped Toronto to reach the playoffs for the first time. He also topped the 20 home runs six times, became the first Blue Jay to hit a pinch grand slam (1982), and the first to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in the same season (1985). For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ...


Despite the Blue Jays' failure to defend their division title from the previous year, Barfield enjoyed his best personal season in 1986. He collected career-highs in batting average (.289), RBI (108), runs (107), hits (170) and doubles (35). Beside this, he hit a career best 40 home runs, leading the major leagues and setting a team record. In addition, Barfield was awarded the Gold Glove Award and selected to the American League All-Star team. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classicis an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years...


Barfield was traded to the Yankees for pitcher Al Leiter on April 30 1989. He won his second Gold Glove in 1987, but his offensive numbers declined noticeably. He hit 25 home runs for New York in 1990, but never produced like the club had hoped. Injuries and general ineffectiveness forced his retirement in 1992, at age 32, after hitting just .137 in 30 games. Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the New York Yankees (1987-89, 2005), the Florida Marlins (1996-97, 2005), the Toronto Blue Jays (1989-95) and the New York... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


He joined the Houston Astros for spring training in 1996, and was projected to be the opening-day right-fielder, but injuries prevented him from making the ballclub. Astros redirects here, for other uses see Astros (disambiguation) Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24,25,32,33,34,40,49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...


Barfield was a career .256 hitter with 241 home runs and 716 RBI in 1428 games. He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. The Kinston Indians are a minor league baseball team in Kinston, North Carolina. ...


His son, Josh Barfield, is a second baseman with the Cleveland Indians and he has another son, Jeremy Barfield, selected by the New York Mets during the 2006 draft. Joshua LaRoy Barfield, more commonly known as Josh Barfield (born December 17, 1982 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the San Diego Padres. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986...


On August 22, 2006 it was reported by the Associated Press that Barfield's younger son, Jeremy Barfield pushed his father down the stairs, causing Jesse to be hospitalized. The incident also resulted in Jeremy's arrest. The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ...

External links

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  • Baseball Reference (career statistics)
    • Jeremy Barfield chosen by Mets during 2006 draft
Preceded by
Darrell Evans
American League Home Run Champion
1986
Succeeded by
Mark McGwire

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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (530 words)
Barfield was better known for his powerful throwing arm, universally hailed as the strongest outfield arm of his time, and as one of the best in major league history.
Barfield was traded to the Yankees for pitcher Al Leiter on April 30 1989.
His son, Josh Barfield, is a second baseman with the Cleveland Indians and he has another son, Jeremy Barfield, selected by the New York Mets during the 2006 draft.
Padres' Barfield takes dad's No. 29 - Boston.com (828 words)
When it became apparent that rookie Josh Barfield was going to win the San Diego Padres' starting job at second base, he went to the equipment manager and requested jersey No. 29 for the regular season.
And Jesse Barfield, who hit 241 career home runs, reminded his son that numbers like 60 at spring training are for pitchers and scrubs.
Josh Barfield got Monday night off and was at the movies when manager Bruce Bochy called him to make official the worst-kept secret in Padres camp, that he was the starter.
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