Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Player Profile: Jim Barr

I have twelve cards of Jim Barr. This one is from 1978 Topps.

Playing career: Jim Barr had several good seasons as a starting pitcher for the Giants in the mid-1970’s. winning 80 games from 1972 to 1978. In 1972 he set a major league record by retiring 41 straight batters, a mark that held for 25 years. He was a “pitch-to-contact” guy with few strikeouts or walks. A free-agent signing for the Angels in 1979, he was one of many to disappoint the club in that era, going 11-16 over two seasons. He reemered with the Giants as a solid middle reliever in 1982 and 1983.

Where he is now: He is highly active in the Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League, and is an assistant coach at Granite Bay High School.

Interesting facts: Both of his daughters, Betsy Barr and Emmy Barr, played professionally in the Women’s United Soccer Association. They faced each other in a San Jose-Washington game in 2003.

My memories: Before my time. Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Jim Barr, between Jim Barry Blackrock, a banker, and Jim Barraud, a UX designer. Another prominent Jim Barr is a realtor.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jon Barratt.

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