Roger Red Barnhrt
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- December 15, 2023
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Roger “Red” Barnhart started playing baseball at the age of ten. From 1930 to 1936 he was a member of Kurt Shaffer’s Indians. He played for Trevorton form 1936 to 1941.
In 1941 he went to Trenton, New Jersey, where he played until 1943. During that time he was nominated to the All State National Baseball Congress team in a tournament at Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
In 1944, “Red” played with the Trenton Giants, in 1945 he played with the Jamestown Falcons. For the next two years he played baseball in Pennsylvania for a Bradford team and a team in Sunbury. In 1949 he returned to play in the Interstate League and played for Mahanoy City in the North Atlantic League in 1951.
“Red” was a baseball manager in the Black Diamond League, Elysburg, Benton, Twin and Tri County Leagues. For four years he was a Commission Scout for the Washington Senators.
Many of our High School Students will remember “Red” as their football trainer. He was a football trainer at Trevorton High School for 16 years, at Line Mountain High School for 2 years, and several years at Our Lady of Lourdes High School. From 1969 to 1974 he was also the Trainer for the Shamokin Area High School Football Team. He also trained for several years with the Coal Crackers and the Chambersburg Cardinals.