Sunday, June 2, 2013

Player Profile: Jesse Barfield

I have 65 cards of Jesse Barfield. This one is from 1992 Stadium Club.

Playing career: Outfielder Jesse Barfield played twelve seasons for the Blue Jays and Yankees. He hit .256 with 241 HR and 716 RBI. The American League home run leader in 1986 (with 40), he was a two-time gold glove winner known for having one of the best throwing arms in baseball history.

My memories: He was one of the best players on those bad Yankee teams of the early 90’s. He was fun to watch because there was always the chance of a home run. I was sad when his career ended abruptly in 1992 with a broken leg.

Where he is now: Hitting instructor at Competitive Edge Sports Center in Spring, TX.

Interesting facts: Son Josh Barfield has played in the major leagues, and son Jeremy Barfield is in the A’s minor league system.

Google Autocomplete results: He is sixth when you type Jesse B, between Jesse Benton, campaign manager for Rand Paul, and Jesse Borrego, an actor. There do not appear to be any other prominent Jesse Barfields.

Coming up next: The next profile will be John Barfield.

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