State Liners announce Barbaro Garbey as 2022 manager


BRISTOL, Va. — The Bristol State Liners are excited to announce Barbaro Garbey will manage the Bristol State Liners for the 2022 Appalachian League season.

Garbey, entering in his second year with Bristol, served as the State Liners hitting coach during the 2021 inaugural season. Before joining the Appalachian League, Garbey served as the hitting coach for the Danville Braves. Previously, he also won a World Series ring in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers as member of a team that included former Bristol Tigers players Lance Parrish, Dan Petry, Alan Trammel, Scott Earl and Nelson Simmons.

Garbey will not be the only World Series ring winner in the dugout for the State Liners during the 2022 season. Pitching coach Larry McCall will also be returning, bringing with him over three decades of experience playing and coaching in professional baseball.

McCall spent three seasons in the big leagues, earning the World Series ring with the Yankees in 1978. McCall also has spent time in the Appalachian League serving as a pitching coach for the Bluefield Orioles.

The State Liners' first home game will be Saturday, June 4, as they host the Greeneville Flyboys.