posted on July 08, 2013 12:19
Barry Sheldon, who played baseball at Batavia High School from 1964-67 and was a seventh-round draft pick of the New York Mets, was inducted into the Section V Hall of Fame Sunday at Frontier Field in Rochester.
Sheldon was a shortstop and pitcher for the Blue Devils and started all four years.
He declined the Mets’ offer in ’67 and went to Genesee Community College where he also drafted by the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers. Eventually, when he was 22, he pitched 22 innings in the minor leagues in 1972 with the Baltimore Orioles.