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Catcher’s interference in the postseason

Jacoby Ellsbury became the first player ever to draw multiple catcher’s interference calls in a postseason career.  Ellsbury also holds the regular season career record (31) and the single-season record (12).

[Update: Tommy La Stella became the second batter to be involved in multiple postseason catcher interference calls on 10/2/2018.]

Dates are linked to the box score at Baseball Reference.

Catcher’s interference, postseason

Batter Team Date Series Catcher
Roger Peckinpaugh WAS Senators 10/15/1925 WS Earl Smith
Bud Metheny NYY 10/6/1943 WS Walker Cooper
Ken Boyer STL 10/12/1964 WS Elston Howard
Pete Rose CIN 10/10/1970 WS Elrod Hendricks
Richie Hebner PIT 10/8/1974 NLCS Joe Ferguson
George Hendrick STL 10/15/1982 WS Ted Simmons
Mike Scioscia LAD 10/14/1985 NLCS Darrell Porter
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 10/8/2009 ALDS Jeff Mathis
Lance Berkman STL 10/7/2011 NLDS Carlos Ruiz
Jon Jay STL 10/15/2013 NLCS A.J. Ellis
Angel Pagan SF 10/8/2016 NLDS Willson Contreras
Josh Reddick LAD 10/19/2016 NLCS Willson Contreras
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY 10/11/2017 ALDS Roberto Perez
Tommy La Stella CHC 10/12/2017 NLDS Matt Wieters
Josh Reddick HOU 10/17/2017 ALCS Austin Romine
Tommy La Stella CHC 10/2/2018 NLWC Drew Butera

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