Francisco J. Barrios

Francisco J. Barrios

Birth
Hermosillo, Hermosillo Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Death 9 Apr 1982 (aged 28)
Hermosillo, Hermosillo Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Burial Hermosillo, Hermosillo Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Memorial ID 160351862 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. For seven seasons (1974 and 1976 to 1981), he was a pitcher with the Chicago White Sox. Born Francisco Javier (Jimenez) Barrios, he made his initial impression as a teenager in the Mexican League, prior to briefly playing in the San Francisco Giants’ organization in 1973. A few months later, he was acquired by the Chicago White Sox in a trade. He made his Major League debut with the White Sox on August 18, 1974 and pitched-in 2 games that season. Following a year in the Minor Leagues (1975), he rejoined the White Sox’ pitching staff in 1976 and earned a place in history, when he combined with Blue Moon Odom (Barrios pitched the final four innings) to pitch a no-hit game, against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland on July 28, 1976. The final score was the White Sox 2, the Athletics 1. The following year (1977), Barrios secured a spot within the White Sox’s starting rotation and produced a career high 14 wins, with 119 strikeouts, in 231 innings pitched. Barrios was released from the White Sox in 1981 after he was involved in an altercation with one of his teammates. Additionally, he was further troubled with addictions to drugs and alcohol which resulted in his arrest for possession of cocaine. He was preparing to sign a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers at the time of his sudden death from an apparent heart attack at the age of twenty-eight in his native Mexico. In 129 career regular season games, he compiled a 38 win, 33 loss record, with a 4.15 lifetime ERA in 718 innings pitched.c

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 160351862
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francisco J. Barrios (10 Jun 1953–9 Apr 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160351862, citing Jardin del Buen Pastor, Hermosillo, Hermosillo Municipality, Sonora, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .