Charles Patrick Kerfeld
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 225 lb.
- School Yavapai Community College
- High School Carson City High School
- Debut July 27, 1985
- Final Game July 19, 1990
- Born September 28, 1963 in Knob Noster, MO USA
Kerfeld wore #37. In 1987, his contract was worth $110,037.37 in honor of his number.
On March 1, 1987, Kerfeld - then a relief pitcher for the Houston Astros - announced that he was going to buy 3,000 tickets per game to give away to various charities. Without a discount, however, the total of these tickets would have been $1.6 million. Unable to afford that while making $110,037.37 that year, he had to back down from his claim.
Kerfeld was known as one of the most colorful players of the later 1980s, but after a fine 1986 season that helped the Astros win the NL West title, his career declined, largely due to injuries. He later became a manager in independent and minor league baseball. As of 2016, Kerfeld has been a "Special Assistant to the General Manager" for the Philadelphia Phillies since at least 2008.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1994||Beaumont Bullfrogs||Texas-Louisiana League||40-48||5th (t)||Independent Leagues|
|1995||Abilene Prairie Dogs||Texas-Louisiana League||40-60||8th||Independent Leagues|
|1996||Grays Harbor Gulls||Western Baseball League||40-50||6th||Independent Leagues|
|1997||Grays Harbor Gulls||Western Baseball League||49-41||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|1998||Western Warriors||Western Baseball League||43-47||6th||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|1999||Reno BlackJacks||Western Baseball League||41-49||3rd (t)||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|2000||Chico Heat||Western Baseball League||57-33||1st||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|2001||Chico Heat||Western Baseball League||56-34||1st||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|2002||Chico Heat||Western Baseball League||55-35||1st||Independent Leagues||League Champs|