Friday, May 24, 2019

Darwin Barney - Owner??

I've got 16,801 Cubs cards.

This is the only one for a team owner.  This is William Wrigley, who was the owner from 1916 until his death in 1932.

This is one of over 200 different cards I've got of Darwin Barney.

Barney is no longer playing in the major leagues.  He was in camp this spring with the Rangers but didn't make the team.  He called it quits.

But he's not done with baseball.  This Tribune article  details his plans as part of a group trying to land a franchise for Portland, Oregon.  They are hoping that MLB will add two expansion teams and are getting things lined up to land one.

He earned about $10 million over his career.  That's a healthy chunk of change for most of us.  It won't buy much of an MLB franchise, though.  Barney would be a minority minority owner.  But the group is looking to add names, and since he's from the area, he's a good name to add to their list.


  1. That's right... Barney was an Oregon Duck, right?

  2. Oregon State Beaver.. and they won the College World Series twice when he was on the team.

  3. Very cool. I'd love to see Portland land a team.

  4. Hate to be nitpicky, but the text says Portland, Washington. Anyway, yes, I too would think Portland can support a baseball team.

  5. I had no idea Barney was still (almost) around. Interesting.