Barry Clifton Foote
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- High School Smithfield-Selma High School
- Debut September 14, 1973
- Final Game August 8, 1982
- Born February 16, 1952 in Smithfield, NC USA
Barry Foote had two major league careers. He was named to the 1974 Topps All-Star Rookie Team for the Montreal Expos in 1974 and his solid play caused the Expos to shift another young catcher, Gary Carter, to right field when he came up in 1975. Foote led the National League in sacrifice flies that first season. Foote's performance diminished over the following two seasons, and new Expos manager Dick Williams picked Carter as his starting catcher prior to the 1977 season, relegating Foote to the bench.
Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies during 1977, Foote became a seldom-used backup catcher behind Bob Boone and Tim McCarver (the latter was used as the "personal catcher" for Steve Carlton). Dealt to the Chicago Cubs in 1979, Foote had one more solid season (.254, 16 HR). He finished his career with the New York Yankees in 1982, after having appeared in the 1981 World Series for the team. After retiring, Foote became a minor league manager for the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Later, he was a Chicago White Sox coach in 1990 and 1991 and a member of the New York Mets staff in 1992 and 1993.
Minor League Managing Record
|1984||Ft. Lauderdale Yankees||Florida State League||74-68||5th||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1985||Albany-Colonie Yankees||Eastern League||82-57||1st||New York Yankees||Lost in 1st Round|
|1986||Columbus Clippers||International League||62-77||6th||New York Yankees|
|1987||Myrtle Beach Blue Jays||South Atlantic League||83-56||2nd||Toronto Blue Jays||League Champs|
|1988||Knoxville Blue Jays||Southern League||75-69||4th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1989||Knoxville Blue Jays||Southern League||67-76||8th||Toronto Blue Jays|