Stephen David Barber
Born: Feb. 22, 1938 in Takoma Park, MD
Died: Feb. 4, 2007 in Henderson, NV
Debut: 1960 | Pos: P
H: 6'0" | W: 200 | B: L | T: L
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Steve Barber, the first 20-game winner in the history of the Orioles franchise, died on Feb. 4, 2007 in Henderson, NV. He was 67.
According to reports, he died from complications of pneumonia.
He pitched for 15 seasons in the major leagues, posting a 121-106 record. He recorded a 3.36 ERA and 1,309 strikeouts in 1,999.0 innings. His best season camed in 1963 when he was 20-13 with a 2.75 ERA in 258.2 innings pitched for the Orioles.
From 1960 to 1967, Barber posted a 95-75 record for Baltimore with a 3.12 ERA. The Orioles won the World Series in 1966, but Barber developed tendonitis after the All-Star break and did not get the opportunity to pitch in the postseason.
He was traded to the New York Yankees in July 1967. He also pitched for the Seattle Pilots, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, California Angels and San Francisco Giants before his career ended in 1974.
According to Orioles reports, he is a member of Baltimore's Hall of Fame.