Friday, April 17, 2009

1976 Topps #42 - Barry Foote

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.
Foote managed in the Yankees and Blue Jays organizations from 1984-1989. He then coached for the White Sox in 1990 and 1991 and for the Mets in 1992 and 1993.

1 comment:

  1. I liked Barry when he first came up. Then I got my wish and he joined the Cubs. Barry was one of many average catchers that the Cubs brought here in the 70's.