Timothy Neal Barker - Player
Inducted in 2004
An outstanding baseball player throughout his career on the Eastern Shore. He was an all-star in 1979-80 in the East Salisbury Little League, 1981-82 in the Salisbury Pony League, 1983, in the Salisbury Senior Leangue and 1984-85 in the Salisbury E. Sheldon Jones Big League.
Tim played for the Wicomico High Baseball team from 1983-1986 where he made All-Conference 1st Team. He also played in the Eastern Shore Baseball League from 1986-1988 where he was selected MVP in 1987.
During his college years at Virginia Commonwealth University where he made All-Conference 1st Team in 1988-1989 and was Conference Tournament MVP in 1988.
His professional career started in 1989 when he was drafted in the 6th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. That year he played in the LA Dodgers Rookie League in Missouri and made the All-Star team. He was an all-star for the LA Dodgers "A" team in Bakersfield, CA in 1990 and their "AA" team in San Antonio, TX in 1991-1992.
In 1993 Tim was traded to the Montreal Expos where he played for the "AA" team in Harrisburg, PA, and the "AAA" team in Ottawa, Canada.
In 1994 Tim was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and played for the "AAA" team in New Orleans, LA in 1994-1995. Signed as free agent in 1996-1997 and played for the "AAA" team in Columbus, OH. In 1998 signed as a free agent with Colorado Rockie and played for the "AAA" in Colorado Springs, CO.
Tim also coached West Salisbury Little League for 7 years and was a Youth Travel Baseball coach for 2 years.