Kerfeld pitched for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1985 and finishing with the Atlanta Braves in 1990. In 123 games, Kerfeld went 18-9 with a 4.20 ERA and nine saves. He finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote in 1986 when he posted an 11-2 record, to go with a 2.59 ERA and seven saves.
As he notes, Kerfeld was a member of the 1986 Astros’ team that reached the National League Championship Series. He pitched in two of the games against the New York Mets and took the loss in Game 5 when he gave up a hit to Gary Carter in the bottom of the 12th inning which scoredWally Backman.
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Charlie Kerfeld – career stats