Barry Shollenberger

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Barry John Shollenberger

  • Born ~1941

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Biographical Information[edit]

Barry Shollenberger was a minor league pitcher who coached college baseball for a number of years.

Shollenberger went 4-4 at Moravian College; he also hit .316 as a sophomore. He signed with the Boston Red Sox. He had a dazzling pro debut, going 16-5 with a 2.14 ERA for the 1962 Waterloo Hawks, finishing second in the Midwest League in wins and ERA. He allowed only 122 hits in 185 innings and led with 226 strikeouts. He was named the MWL Prospect of the Year, which had gone to Juan Marichal four years earlier. Unfortunately, injuries slowed Shollenberger down after that. He fell to 1-10, 3.21 for the 1963 Rocky Mount Leafs and had a 3.18 ERA for the 1965 Tampa Tarpons, his final year as a player.

Shollenberger later coached at Middle Georgia Junior College and Western Kentucky University (1977-1979). He was head coach at the University of Alabama from 1980-1994, going 487-334-1 and setting the school record for wins. He was named the Baseball America Coach of the Year in 1983, when his team finished second in the 1983 College World Series; one of his notable players was Dave Magadan.