Friday, March 20, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #8: John Barfield
PHOTO: Now this looks for sure like a spring training shot, judging by the light stanchion in the back. But I'm surprised to see him wearing #27 as a spring training rookie.
STAT: John Barfield, known as "Barf" for short, is no relation to Jesse or Josh, as you might have guessed from his appearance. I guess he didn't last too long in the big leagues because none of his 11 career starts earned a game score higher than 60. He was better as a reliever, though, earning a 4.15 ERA over 84 innings.
Not much to say about a below-average, but certainly not terrible, pitcher.