Red Barron
Left fielder
Personal information
Date of birth: (1900-06-21)June 21, 1900
Place of birth: Clarkesville, Georgia
Date of death: October 4, 1982(1982-10-04) (aged 82)
Place of death: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
Debuted in 1929 for the [[Boston Braves]]
Last played in 1929 for the [[Boston Braves]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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David Irenus "Red" Barron (June 21, 1900 – October 4, 1982) was a three-sport letterwinner at Georgia Tech.[1] He was named All American twice, All-Southern Conference three times, and was an inductee to Tech's Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.[2][3] He played baseball professionally with the Boston Braves in 1929.[1] He later became a high school football coach for Dacula High School.[3]

During the Cocking affair, Eugene Talmadge attempted to place Barron in a new position as vice president of his alma mater, Georgia Tech; the move was widely criticized by Georgia Tech alumni, and Barron subsequently declined to accept the position.[4]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Red Barron". Archived from the original on 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
  2. "Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007-03-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Who's Who of Georgia High School Football (Pre-1948)". Georgia High School. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  4. John Dunn and Gary Goettling. Ramblin' Wrecks from Georgia Tech: A Centennial History of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. ISBN 978-0-615-16888-3.

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