Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Player Profile: Anthony Barron

I have one card of Anthony Barron, from 1989 Star.

Playing career: Outfielder Anthony “Tony” Barron made his big league debut at the age of 29 in one game for the 1996 Expos. The next season, he got into 57 games with the Phillies, hitting .286 with 4 HR and 24 RBI.

My memories: I didn’t think I remembered him, but then I saw this blog post by a Phillies fan talking about how he hit a home run off of Hideki Irabu in a Labor Day Weekend sweep of the Yankees by Philadelphia in the first year of interleague play in 1997. I don’t remember that particular home run, but I remember my family getting our first computer (we were always very late in getting any kind of technology or appliance) and setting it up with my dad while in the background on TV Irabu was getting belted around by the Phillies.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Anthony Barron is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Anthony Barro, between Anthony Barrow Hair, a hair stylist, and Anthony Barron Nixon Peabody, a construction and real estate litigator, who most of the first page of hits for Anthony Barron refer to.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jeff Barry.


  1. Gotta dig the Dodger Blue and the Vero Beach reference, right? Nice.

  2. Dodger blue why particularly them? May be because 365 football news showed cristiano ronaldo playing at dodger stadium?