Silver Slugger Award for his efforts in the 2005 season. He was then selected to represent the United States on the USA team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Over his 15 year professional career, Barrett has accumulated 11 years Major League service time. Over
those 11 years, he has played with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. In his Major League career, he has 98 career home runs, 220 doubles, 925 hits and a career 263 batting average. Barrett has also spent a considerable portion of his personal life devoted to helping children. He has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cubs Care Program to help less fortunate and sick children. Of recently, he has worked with Kerry Wood and Ryan Dempster to raise money to help Derrek Lee's daughter in the research for Leber's congenital amaurosis. Barrett currently has his own non-profit organization called The Michael Barrett Foundation which is devoted to helping the local children's hospitals and other organizations that play a helpful role in the lives of children. He runs several youth baseball programs, including one in Hawaii, which was inspired from his tenure with the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League. He has also worked with Ripken Baseball in Cal's camp operations. Barrett also helped start Barrett Fletcher Baseball which has run tournaments and camps for children in the local Atlanta area. He more recently went on to start Barrett Baseball because of his passion to work with children and run baseball camps. SILVER SLUGGER 2005: Chi Cubs (NL) PLAYER OF THE WEEK 4/15/2002: Montreal (NL) EAS POST-SEASON ALL-STAR 1998: Harrisburg (EAS)
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