Thursday, October 27, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 STEVE BARR

Here’s a “missing” 1977 card for former pitcher Steve Barr, who already threw the last of his Major League innings in 1976 with the Texas Rangers:


Barr, who originally came up with the Red Sox in 1974, appeared in 20 games with the Rangers, 10 of them starts, putting together a 2-6 record with a 5.59 earned run average over 67.2 innings of work.
The previous two seasons he played in a combined four games for Boston, going an even 1-1 in 15 innings.
All together he’d finish with a 3-7 MLB record over 24 games, throwing four complete games among his 13 starts, with a 5.16 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 83.2 innings.

6 comments:

  1. Was he related to 70s pitcher Jim Barr (of the Giants I think)?

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    1. He was not related to Jim Barr, but apparently Steve was the Uncle of Ryan Madson who pitched for the Phillies throughout the 2000's including pitching in the 2008 World Series. Ryan also picked up a win in the 2015 World Series while pitching his lone season with the Royals.

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  2. He had a couple of good years in the Sox system. Never quite put it together

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  3. Gio did you make a Red Sox card of his??!!

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  4. are those eyebrows or caterpillars

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  5. I'm surprised TOPPS did not try to make an airbrushed Mariners card of him since he was taken in the expansion draft.

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