Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Baseball Birthday...Barbaro Garbey

Today's Happy Baseball Birthday wishes go out to former big leaguer Barbaro Garbey.

Garbey was born on December 4th, 1956, in Santiago de Cuba.

Garbey was signed as a Free Agent by the Detroit Tigers in June of 1980.

On April 3rd, 1984, at age 27, Garbey made his big league debut for Detroit.

In 110 games Garbey hit .287 (94 hits in 348 plate appearances), smacked 5 home runs, drove in 52 runs, and a .325 on base percentage.

For whatever reasons, Garbey played in just 86 games for manager Sparky Anderson in 1985, hitting .257, with 6 dingers and 29 RBI.

The Tigers traded Garbey to the Oakland A's on November 13th, 1985.

The A's released Garbey in Spring Traning of 1986.

The Texas Rangers signed Garbey as a free agent on December 13th, 1987.

In 1998 for the Rangers, his last big league season, Garbey appeared in just 30 games, batting .194, in 67 plate appearances, with no homers, and just 5 RBI.

Happy Birthday Barbaro!

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