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Barry Stevan Shetrone (July 6, 1938 – July 18, 2001) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, he appeared in parts of five seasons (1959–1963) in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Senators. He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg).

Barry Shetrone
Outfielder
Born: (1938-07-06)July 6, 1938
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: July 18, 2001(2001-07-18) (aged 63)
Bowie, Maryland
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 1959, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
June 7, 1963, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average.205
Home runs1
Runs batted in7
Teams

Born in Baltimore, Shetrone graduated from Southern High School, where he was a 1956 high school basketball All-American as chosen by Scholastic Coach magazine. He then signed with his hometown Orioles as an amateur free agent prior to the 1956 baseball season. He spent 312 years in the Baltimore farm system; in 1957 he led the Class C Arizona–Mexico League in hits and runs scored, batting .371. Recalled by the Orioles in midyear of 1959, he collected his first Major League hit, a single off Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, in his first MLB game and second at bat on July 27.[1]

He played 58 of his 60 MLB games as an Oriole during trials from 1959 through 1962, and all 23 of his big-league hits came in a Baltimore uniform. They included two doubles, one triple and one home run, a solo blast hit September 1, 1962, off Dave Tyriver of the Cleveland Indians.[2]

Shetrone was traded to the Senators on December 5, 1962.[3] He went hitless in two at bats for Washington in May and June of 1963, then returned to the minors for the rest of his pro career. He retired in 1967 after 12 pro seasons.

Barry Shetrone died in Bowie, Maryland, at the age of 63.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Retrosheet box score: 1959-07-27
  2. ^ Retrosheet box score: 1962-09-01
  3. ^ "Barry Shetrone Transactions". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-09.

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