Jesse Barfield Stats

Jesse Barfield was born on Thursday, October 29, 1959, in Joliet, Illinois. Barfield was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1981, with the Toronto Blue Jays. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jesse Barfield baseball stats page.

"You've got long arms. Got to extend them. Get off the plate like I (Jesse Barfield's uncle, Negro League Outfielder Albert Overton) did. Anything inside you can knock out of the park and anything outside you just go with, and with your extension, you'll still have power. Now go home and practice in front of a mirror. 'Over the second half of the season I hit .300 with 16 homers. And I hit the first major league homer ever to clear the right center field fence in Toronto, the first week after the lesson.'" - Jesse Barfield in Baseball Digest (December 1995, Mike Blake, 'Stars of the 1980s Recall Some Special Baseball Moments', Page 60)
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield Autograph on a 1984 Topps Baseball Card (#488)
Jesse Barfield Autograph on a 1984 Topps Baseball Card (#488)

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Birth Name:
Jesse Lee Barfield ( Twitter : @JesseBarfield29 )
Nickname:
None
Born On:
10-29-1959  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Joliet, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Pine Bluff High School (Pine Bluff, AR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-03-1981 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-17-1992
Draft:
1977 : 9th Round (233rd)
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1981 22 Blue Jays 25 95 7 22 3 2 2 0 9 4 0 19 0 0 1 4 .232 .270 .368
1982 23 Blue Jays 139 394 54 97 13 2 18 1 58 42 3 79 6 1 3 7 .246 .323 .426
1983 24 Blue Jays 128 388 58 98 13 3 27 0 68 22 0 110 1 5 4 8 .253 .296 .510
1984 25 Blue Jays 110 320 51 91 14 1 14 0 49 35 5 81 1 2 2 5 .284 .357 .466
1985 26 Blue Jays 155 539 94 156 34 9 27 0 84 66 5 143 0 3 4 14 .289 .369 .536
1986 27 Blue Jays 158 589 107 170 35 2 40 0 108 69 5 146 0 5 8 9 .289 .368 .559
1987 28 Blue Jays 159 590 89 155 25 3 28 0 84 58 7 141 1 2 3 13 .263 .331 .458
1988 29 Blue Jays 137 468 62 114 21 5 18 2 56 41 6 108 4 6 1 10 .244 .302 .425
1989 30 Blue Jays 21 80 8 16 4 0 5 0 11 5 0 28 0 0 1 0 .200 .256 .438
1989 30 Yankees 129 441 71 106 19 1 18 0 56 82 6 122 1 3 2 8 .240 .360 .410
1990 31 Yankees 153 476 69 117 21 2 25 0 78 82 4 150 2 5 5 6 .246 .359 .456
1991 32 Yankees 84 284 37 64 12 0 17 0 48 36 6 80 0 1 0 11 .225 .312 .447
1992 33 Yankees 30 95 8 13 2 0 2 0 7 9 2 27 0 1 0 5 .137 .210 .221
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 1,428 4,759 715 1,219 216 30 241 3 716 551 49 1,234 16 34 34 100 .256 .335 .466
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1981 Blue Jays RF 25 25 662 71 2.8 71 69 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.90
1982 Blue Jays CF 3 0 18 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1982 Blue Jays LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1982 Blue Jays RF 136 104 2,919 239 1.8 230 216 14 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.13
1983 Blue Jays CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Blue Jays LF 1 1 15 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1983 Blue Jays RF 118 94 2,620 237 2.0 229 212 17 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.36
1984 Blue Jays CF 9 5 180 13 1.4 12 12 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.80
1984 Blue Jays RF 79 71 1,944 196 2.5 187 177 10 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.60
1985 Blue Jays CF 8 7 200 26 3.3 26 25 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.51
1985 Blue Jays RF 147 145 3,871 353 2.4 349 328 21 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.43
1986 Blue Jays CF 18 11 333 41 2.3 41 37 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.32
1986 Blue Jays RF 147 145 3,891 355 2.4 352 335 17 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.44
1987 Blue Jays CF 13 10 263 31 2.4 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.18
1987 Blue Jays RF 153 136 3,752 332 2.2 329 313 16 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.37
1988 Blue Jays CF 13 10 246 35 2.7 35 33 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.84
1988 Blue Jays RF 132 116 3,159 307 2.3 303 294 9 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.59
1989 Yankees CF 18 12 315 41 2.3 38 36 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .927 3.26
1989 Blue Jays LF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1989 Yankees RF 120 113 2,990 277 2.3 271 257 14 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.45
1989 Blue Jays RF 20 19 513 48 2.4 47 43 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.47
1990 Yankees CF 4 3 81 9 2.3 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.67
1990 Yankees RF 151 133 3,580 322 2.1 314 297 17 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.37
1991 Yankees RF 81 76 2,033 188 2.3 188 178 10 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1992 Yankees RF 30 26 708 58 1.9 56 53 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.14
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 1,339 1,203 32,642 2,983 2.2 2,926 2,772 154 57 45 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.42
CF Totals 87 58 1,642 197 2.3 192 183 9 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 3.16
LF Totals 3 2 42 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
12 Years 1,429 1,263 34,326 3,184 2.2 3,122 2,959 163 62 48 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.46
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1981 Blue Jays 4 3 .571 0 0 0 47.5 5.0 10.6 - - -
1982 Blue Jays 1 4 .200 23 0 1 21.9 5.0 6.8 - - -
1983 Blue Jays 2 5 .286 18 0 5 14.4 3.5 5.7 - - -
1984 Blue Jays 8 2 .800 24 6 9 22.9 4.0 6.5 - - -
1985 Blue Jays 22 8 .733 1 1 0 20.0 3.8 6.4 - - -
1986 Blue Jays 8 8 .500 1 1 0 14.7 4.0 5.5 - - -
1987 Blue Jays 3 5 .375 6 4 0 21.1 4.2 7.0 - - -
1988 Blue Jays 7 3 .700 4 0 1 26.0 4.3 8.4 - - -
1989 Blue Jays 0 2 .000 1 0 0 16.0 2.9 7.3 - - -
1989 Yankees 5 3 .625 1 1 0 24.5 3.6 7.9 - - -
1990 Yankees 4 3 .571 16 0 0 19.0 3.2 6.1 - - -
1991 Yankees 1 0 1.000 8 0 0 16.7 3.6 5.9 - - -
1992 Yankees 1 1 .500 3 0 0 47.5 3.5 13.6 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 66 47 .584 106 13 16 19.7 3.9 6.6 - - -
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1981 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $32,500.00 - -
1982 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $33,500.00 - -
1983 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $35,000.00 - -
1984 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $290,000.00 - -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $325,000.00 - -
1986 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $725,000.00 Stats -
1987 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $1,525,000.00 - -
1988 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $1,400,000.00 - -
1989 Toronto Blue Jays 29 $1,300,000.00 - -
1989 New York Yankees 29 "     " - -
1990 New York Yankees 29 $1,233,333.00 - -
1991 New York Yankees 29 $1,333,333.00 - -
1992 New York Yankees 29 $2,166,667.00 - -


On April 24, 1982 , Jesse Barfield was asked to pinch hit for Lloyd Moseby in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ducks on the pond, when the rookie confidently strode to the plate, were Alfredo Griffin (on third), Damaso Garcia (on second), and Rance Mulliniks (on first). Tom Burgmeier served up the pill, Barfield crushed it, and the first pinch hit grand slam in Toronto Blue Jays ' history was added to the record book .

Jesse Barfield wasn't done making history in Toronto , becoming the first 20-20 (20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season) player in 1985, and the first Gold Glove recipient (OF) in 1986, alongside (SS) teammate Tony Fernandez that same season.

Jesse Barfield Baseball Card
Jesse Barfield | 1988 Fleer League Leader Baseball Card (#1) | Baseball Almanac Collection
[1986 Home Run Champion / 1st by a Toronto Blue Jays Slugger]

Did you know that Jesse Barfield had an extra base hit (a double, triple, or homer) in eleven straight games in 1985 ( Jesse Barfield 1985 Game by Game Batting Logs ), tying the American League record for most consecutive games with an extra base hit, set previously in 1935? Do you know who that history making hall of famer was? [ Answer ]

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