Infielder – 2009
Barr is a graduate of Audubon High School where he helped establish a long tradition of excellence when the Green Wave won the 1975 Group 2 state championship under coach Hank Greenberg.
Barr, now assistant general manager for the San Francisco Giants, was an outstanding defensive first baseman on the 1975 squad and kept the opposition on its toes as he stole 22 bases. John and his teammates Rich Carlucci (pitcher), Jim McKee (catcher) and Chris Young (outfield) lead Audubon to its first state baseball crown and help lead the team to a 20-5 record.
Barr’s professional career includes domestic and international scouting for the Mets, Twins, Orioles, Padres and Dodgers. His credits include pitchers Mike Mussina, Ben McDonald, A.J. Burnett, catcher Russell Martin, and outfielders Terrence Long and Jay Payton.
During his 10-year tenure with the Dodgers, Barr moved from his long-time home in Florida back to South Jersey, settling in Haddonfield in 2004, to be closer to family members in the area.