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Barry Clifton Foote (pronounced FOOT) (born February 16, 1952 in Smithfield, North Carolinamarker) is a former Major League Baseball player. During his career, Foote played for the Montreal Expos ( – ), Philadelphia Phillies ( – ), Chicago Cubs ( – ), and New York Yankees ( – ). He played most of his baseball career as a back-up catcher. After his retirement as a baseball player, Foote became a minor league manager in the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays organizations, and he served as a coach for the Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets after.

Career

On June 4, 1970, Barry Foote was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round (third overall pick) in the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft. He was signed to play in the Expos organization on June 30, 1970. Foote made his major league debut on September 14, 1973 with the Montreal Expos. On that day, the Philadelphia Phillies were playing against the Montreal Expos at Parc Jarrymarker with 13,458 people attending the game. At the bottom of the fourth inning, Foote was called to pinch hit for Balor Moore batting ninth. He had one at-bat, but hit a flyout at center field for an out. At the top of the fifth inning, Chuck Taylor was called to replace Foote pitch and batting ninth. At the end of the game, the Montreal Expos won that day's game against the Philadelphia Phillies with the score at 2–3.

Foote was selected to play in an Topps All-Star Rookie team in 1974. He was on the 1974 Topps All-Star Rookie Roster. On June 15, 1977, he was traded by the Montreal Expos with Dan Warthen to the Philadelphia Phillies for Wayne Twitchell and Tim Blackwell. On February 23, 1979, he was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with minor leaguer Henry Mack, Derek Botelho, Jerry Martin, and Ted Sizemore to the Chicago Cubs for Manny Trillo, Dave Rader, and Greg Gross. On April 22, 1980, playing for the Cubs against the Cardinals, he managed to earn eight runs batted in (RBI), including a game-winning grand slam. On April 27, 1981, was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Yankees for Tom Filer and cash. He played in the 1981 World Series for the Yankees, but struck out in his only at-bat. Foote played his final baseball game on August 8, 1982. On March 25, 1983, he was released by the New York Yankees during spring training.

Following his career, he managed in the Yankees and the Blue Jays organizations. He was manager of the year with Fort Lauderdale of the Florida State League in 1984 and manager of the year with the Myrtle Beach Blue Jays of the South Atlantic League in 1987. Both teams won the league championship. He served as a coach for the Chicago White Sox in 1990 and 1991 and the New York Mets in 1992 and 1993.

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