Jesse Barfield, A Cannon For An Arm

blue jaysI'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.

Jesse Barfield was a key member of our awesome mid-80s outfield. He was a great slugger back in an era when 27 homers meant something. He was also the first Blue Jay to hit 40 dingers which led the league back in 1986.

Jesse hit for power, but my favourite Barfield moments were when he'd gun players down at the plate. Only fools tested his cannon-like arm. On more than one occasion I saw him throw a strike to home plate from his perch in right field.

Barfield was a great Blue Jay who was eventually traded for Al Leiter. Leiter, you will recall, battled blisters for years until he blossomed into an awesome starter, making this a pretty sweet trade for the Jays.

Jesse Barfield


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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Bell Moseby and Barfield...what a trio. Barfield was great with the Jays. 40+HR power and that arm were perfect for Right field in the old Ex

February 13, 2008 @ 12:11 PM

james edgar

Didn't Al Leiter leave as a free agent just after he recovered from those blisters?

February 13, 2008 @ 12:22 PM

Toronto Mike

True, but not before he played a key role in World Series victory #2.

February 13, 2008 @ 12:34 PM

Megan

Woo hoo Jessie!! COuld throw a strike to the plate from right field!

February 13, 2008 @ 3:50 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Video of Barfield's cannon for an arm.

May 27, 2014 @ 8:32 PM

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