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Lawrence J. Barton

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

First baseman Larry Barton played minor league baseball from 1932 to 1956, collecting 3,045 hits with 299 HR, 177 SB, and a .288 AVG in 3,020 games. He led the 1949 Western International League with 132 RBI, his only season over 100.

Barton spent 1932 to 1940 moving up the St. Louis Cardinals' chain, stalling out with three years on the Sacramento Solons. Barton spent most of the 1938 to 1948 period in the Pacific Coast League.

Barton was a player/manager between 1950 and 1956. Barton scouted for the Cincinnati Reds from 1968 to 1979. His son Larry Barton Jr. played minor league ball in 1963-1964 and also scouted for the Reds.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1950 Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League 80-46 1st St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1951 Fresno Cardinals California League 61-86 7th St. Louis Cardinals
1952 Visalia Cubs California League 72-68 4th Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1954 Lewiston Broncs Western International League 77-61 3rd Baltimore Orioles Lost League Finals
1956 Mexicali Eagles Arizona-Mexico League -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced by Artie Wilson July 11

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