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Barry Clifton Foote

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[edit] Biographical Information

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.

Foote's father Amby Foote was a minor league pitcher (1948-1951, 1953-1954), and his son Derek Foote was also a minor leaguer.

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[edit] Minor League Managing Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
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

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