Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Player Profile: Barry Bonnell

I have 20 cards of Barry Bonnell. This one is from 1984 Topps.

Playing career: Outfielder Barry Bonnell played for the Braves, Blue Jays and Mariners from 1977 to 1986. In 976 games he hit .272 with 56 HR and 355 RBI. 

Where he is now: After his playing career Bonnell has worked as an airplane pilot as well as careers in the medical and imports industries. He is now a full-time writer who has written a memoir and a baseball how-to book as well as several science fiction short stories. He also works closely with former Mariners teammate Roy Thomas in the latter’s Roy’s Boys Pet Toys venture. Bonnell and Thomas co-hold a patent for a pet-triggered programmable toy.

My memories: In 2009 he shared a great baseball card-related story with this blog.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Barry Bonn, ahead of Barry Bonner, Chief of Police for Sterlington, LA.  There do not appear to be any other prominent Barry Bonnells.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bobby Bonner.

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