June 9, 2011 |
John Barr is about to become the second pro in his relationship. His girlfriend, Megan Lenczyk, plays soccer for the WPS' Atlanta Beat and, over the past 3 days, she became quite the follower of all things connected with baseball's first-year player draft. "She was following it more than I was," said the 6-2, 190-pound Barr, a senior centerfielder for the University of Virginia and a product of Germantown Academy. "From the very beginning, even. I was telling her, 'Meg, I'm not going to get picked in the first round.' She told me, 'You never know.' " Barr did. But yesterday, in the 39th round (No. 1,178 overall)
November 27, 2009 |
John Barr was a fleet-footed first baseman as a senior on Audubon's 1975 Group 2 state championship baseball team. He stole 22 bases that year and recently quipped, "The only base I couldn't steal was first. " Barr, now the special assistant to the general manager of the San Francisco Giants, batted over .300 that season, went on to play at Rider, and since then has distinguished himself with his work in professional baseball over the last quarter of a century. For his success as a high school and college player and a professional talent evaluator, Barr will be inducted tomorrow into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame.
November 5, 2009 |
John Barr, the current special assistant to the general manager of the San Francisco Giants and a first baseman on Audubon's 1975 Group 2 championship baseball team, is among eight new inductees into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Masso's Columbus Manor in Williamstown. The other inductees are former players Mike Patrizi, Larry Price and Steve Young, coach Chuck Roney, and contributors Boyd Sands, Gene Sasse, and Ernie Delp.
April 2, 2007 |
Mister Perfect. The Natural. Golden Boy. After pitching a perfect game in Germantown Academy's season opener versus Archbishop Wood, John Barr has been jokingly given just about every nickname by classmates and teammates. He now knows the price that comes with notoriety. In last week's 4-0 home victory against Archbishop Wood, Barr mowed down 21 batters and registered 10 strikeouts. Of the senior's 79 pitches, 59 went for strikes. "Around the fourth or fifth inning, I started to think about it being a possible perfect game," Barr said.
September 24, 2006 |
The Marshalton Triathlon is not the typical three-sport-a-thon, offering a bike race/canoe race/fast-pace walk format that officials have dubbed pedal, paddle, pace. To longtime competitor John Barr, it's more like pedal, paddle, pain. "Your legs go through this real fast-twitch thing for five or six minutes, then they sit," the East Bradford resident said, describing the first two parts of the event. And in the walk, "you end up using all these muscles in your legs, and . . . your calves burn.
May 17, 2006 |
Pop quiz: Who said the following: "There could have been a brick wall there and I was going to run through it to get that ball. " Was it Aaron Rowand or John Barr? Although the tough-as-nails Phillies centerfielder made very similar remarks on Monday, the answer is Barr. A bull in his own regard, the Germantown Academy centerfielder made those comments after his Rowand-like catch in yesterday's game at Malvern Prep. Barr's defense - as well that provided by a few other Patriots - and Ian Hoff's efficient pitching gave GA a 3-1 win over Malvern Prep yesterday.
July 23, 2002 |
Anthony Mallozzi last night was named temporary football coach at Coatesville High, succeeding John Barr, who stepped down at the end of last season because of his duties as an administrator in the financially strapped school district. Mallozzi, a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High and Kutztown University, had been an assistant to Barr for the last two seasons. A social studies teacher in the district, he will take over a young team that was 3-8 last season. The job is listed as temporary because of the Chester County district's financial woes.
March 29, 2002 |
Since he was 7 years old, John Barr has been involved with football. But Barr, 49, stepped away this week from the sport after 21 years of coaching. He resigned as head coach at Coatesville to become assistant principal at the school's ninth- and tenth-grade center. He had held the administrative job on a temporary basis this school year while coaching the Red Raiders. The position was made permanent at a school board meeting Monday, prompting Barr to remove himself from the coaching position.
April 9, 2001 |
West Chester Henderson football coach Joe Walsh and his counterpart at Coatesville, John Barr, will be among five former West Chester University football players who will be inducted into the W. Glenn Killinger Football Scholarship Foundation's Hall of Fame at the 22d annual banquet on May 4 at the Concord Country Club. Walsh played center for the Golden Rams' offensive line and graduated in 1972. He has been the head coach at Henderson since 1992. Barr was a defensive back at West Chester and graduated in 1975.
November 3, 2000 |
At first, Kareem Shelton thought his coach was just trying to be nice by saying Coatesville was not out of the running for the state tournament. Just trying to keep team morale up until the end of the season. After a devastating 37-27 loss last week to Downingtown, Coatesville football players were sure their Ches-Mont League title was gone. They thought their Class AAAA state playoff chances had disappeared with it. After the Red Raiders' first practice following the loss, they found out there really is still a chance - albeit slim - of making the state tournament.