Red Barron

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This article is about the American football and baseball player known as Red Barron. For the World War I fighter ace, see Red Baron.
Red Barron
Barron running behind Judy Harlan.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Halfback Graduate
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 history


Career highlights and awards


  • 3 Southern (1920, 1921, 1922)


  • 4x All-Southern (1919, 1920, 1921, 1922)
  • Tech All-Era Team (William Alexander Era)
  • Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Red Barron
Left fielder
Born: (1900-06-21)June 21, 1900
Clarkesville, Georgia
Died: October 4, 1982(1982-10-04) (aged 82)
Atlanta, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 1929 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1929 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .190
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

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 four 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] He also coached high school ball at Monroe, Rabun County, and Clayton high schools.

Former Tech fullback Sam Murray, who played behind Doug Wycoff, was asked about a certain strong runner in the 1930s, "He's good. But if I were playing again, I would have one wish – never to see bearing down upon me a more fearsome picture of power than Judy Harlan blocking for Red Barron."[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "Who's Who of Georgia High School Football (Pre-1948)". Georgia High School. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  4. ^ "The Cast of Characters". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine 51 (4): 18. 1973. 
  5. ^ 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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