Back When There Was Baseball: Barry Foote
Back When There Was Baseball

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We have Barry Foote as our guest on the podcast this week. Barry was signed out of high school in North Carolina by the Montreal Expos. He had the privilege of playing for Gene Mauch while being the Expos starting catcher from 1974-1976. Barry was traded to the Phillies and was part of their NLCS run in 1977-1978. He then became a starter with the Cubs and later played with the Yankees during their post-season run in 1981. Barry discusses his trade to Philadelphia which took him from a starter in Montreal to a back-up-catcher who didn’t play much. His career was rejuvenated in Chicago and he started that infamous game against the Phillies in 1979 (a 23-22 loss). He left baseball and started scouting and coaching, which led to his being named Manager of the Year in the Florida State League with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees. Sit back and enjoy this interview with one of my favorite Phillies during that NLCS run in the late 1970s.