The Full Wiki

More info on Carl Barger

Carl Barger: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carl F. Barger (born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1930 - December 9, 1992) was a high-powered Pittsburgh attorney and baseball executive.

Biography

Barger became the President of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team, serving from 1987 through the beginning of 1991. He became the first president of the Florida Marlins on July 8, 1991. However, he died of an aneurysm during MLB's winter meetings in 1992 in Louisville, Kentucky. On April 5, 1993, the day that the Marlins played their first-ever regular-season game, the Marlins retired the number 5 in Barger's memory, as his favorite player was Joe DiMaggio (who wore number 5 in his career); no Marlin has ever worn jersey number 5. The only other person to have his number retired by the Marlins was Jackie Robinson, whose number 42 jersey was retired throughout Major League Baseball to honor his achievement of breaking baseball's color barrier.

Additionally, the Marlins designated the practice areas and fields next to Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida as the Carl F. Barger Baseball Complex.

External links

Preceded by
Malcolm Prine
President of the Pittsburgh Pirates
1989-1991
Succeeded by
Mark Sauer
Preceded by
first President
President of the Florida Marlins
1992
Succeeded by
Don Smiley
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message