The Kerry Ligtenberg 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).
"Twelve dozen baseballs and two dozen bats (signing bonus). Orioles reliever Kerry Ligtenberg thought about it for a second, smiled and shook his head, with his shaggy mop of hair bouncing from side to side. He has a surgical scar on his right elbow and faint memories from his time as a major-league replacement player in 1995. He has a father who wanted him to forget baseball and follow in the family footsteps as an engineer. He has an entry in the baseball register ( Baseball Almanac ) that lists time in the independent leagues and nearly six years in the major leagues. He has a new role as a right-handed setup man for the Orioles. He has a story he could probably sell to Disney. Twelve dozen baseballs and two dozen bats. 'I still feel lucky,' Ligtenberg said. 'It's hard for me to imagine ... I didn't want to look back someday and say, I really wish I would have gotten to see how far I could go. I was going to keep playing until they said I couldn't.'" - Staff Writer Joe Christensen in The Baltimore Sun (03/13/2003, Once acquired for bats and balls, Ligtenberg looks to fit like a glove , Page 14)
Kerry Ligtenberg Autograph on a 2003 Topps Baseball Card (#71)
Kerry Ligtenberg League Championship Series Pitching Stats
Kerry Ligtenberg League Championship Series Fielding Stats
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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