The Jesse Barfield League Championship Series stats seen below include his League Championship Series year-by-year hitting stats, League Championship Series fielding stats, and League Championship Series pitching stats (where applicable).
"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 Autograph on a 1984 Topps Baseball Card (#488)
Jesse Barfield League Championship Series Pitching Stats
Jesse Barfield League Championship Series Fielding Stats
Jesse Barfield League Championship Series Miscellaneous Stats
Jesse Barfield League Championship Series Miscellaneous Items of Interest
The League Championship Series determines who wins the league pennant and advances to the World Series. Prior to 1969, the pennant winner was determined by the best won-loss record at the end of the regular season. A structured playoff series began in 1969, when both the National and American League reorganized into two divisions each, East and West. The two division winners within each league played each other in a best-of-five series to determine who would advanced to the World Series . In 1985, the format of the League Championship Series changed to best-of-seven.
Did you know that 65,829 fans watched the League Championship game played on October 11, 2003 - the most of any single game in Major League history? Did you know the smallest crowd at a League Championship game was 24,265 and that game was played on October 11, 1973 ?
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