Barry Foote was a backup catcher for much of his career. He started for the Expos from 1974-1976 but didn't hit a whole lot. Gary Carter beat him out for the starting job and Barry was traded to the Phillies on June 15, 1977. He was a backup in 1977 and 1978 and then was traded to the Cubs before the 1979 season. He had what was probably his best year in '79--he batted .254 and hit 16 home runs. He was slowed by back injuries in 1980 and Barry moved on to the Yankees in 1981 and finished his career with them in 1982. He struck out in his only World Series at bat in 1981.
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