Foote caught for 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Montreal Expos in 1973 and finishing with the New York Yankees in 1982. In 687 games he hit .230 with 57 home runs. Foote was Montreal’s starting catcher as a rookie in 1974. He played in 125 games and hit .262 with 11 home runs while driving in a career-high 60 runs. Foote left Montreal to join the Philadelphia Phillies in 1977. He was a Chicago Cub in 1979 when he had what would be the best year of his career. Playing in a career-high 132 games, Foote hit .254 for the Cubs, with 16 home runs and 47 runs scored. However, it would go down as his last season as a starting catcher. The Cubs sent him to the Yankees in 1981 and a year later he retired.
Foote’s banner day against the Cardinals came on April 22, 1980 at Wrigley Field. Foote had four hits in six trips to the plate, with his two home runs and eight RBIs. Four of them came on what would be the last at bat of the game as Foote launched a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning off Cardinals reliever Mark Littell to break a 12-12 tie and send Chicago home victorious.
Foote played in 1981 World Series for the New York Yankees. He pinch hit in game four and struck out. The Yankees lost the series to the Dodgers in six games.
Barry Foote – career stats