Barmes Plays 1000th Career GameTuesday, 23 July 2013
Former Indiana State baseball player and current Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes played his 1,000th career game on Monday.
Barmes drew a pair of walks at the plate as the Pirates earned a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Barmes was drafted in the 10th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, going to the Colorado Rockies with the 287th overall selection.
Barmes made his MLB debut with Colorado on Sept. 5, 2003, going 1-for-3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Vincennes, Ind., native played for the Rockies from 2003-2010 before signing with the Houston Astros in 2011.
Barmes has played for the Pirates in 2012 and 2013, assisting Pittsburgh to their most victories since 1997 last season (79 wins in 2012) while Pittsburgh carries a 58-39 record following Monday’s win against the Nationals.
The Pirates stand one and a half games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League’s Central Division and are looking for the organization’s first winning season since 1992.
Barmes played one season at Indiana State in 2000 after transferring into the program from Olney Central College. Barmes led the Sycamores in hitting during his lone season at ISU, posting a .375 batting average with 93 hits, 18 doubles, seven triples and 10 home runs with 63 runs scored, 37 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases.