Class of 1966
One of six Army baseball players to earn All-America honors, Barry DeBolt was named to the third team All-American squad in 1966, following a stellar pitching career. He stands as Army's only three-time All-Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League selection and his 22 victories rank fourth-best in Academy history.
DeBolt closed his career with a 22-6 record and holds the Academy record for lowest career earned-run average, a microscopic 1.62. He racked up an impressive 255 strikeouts during his three-year career, second best in Academy history. He also lists on Army's career charts for career victories (fourth) and innings pitched (239.0, sixth).
He posted two of the top 10 earned run averages in Academy history and his .900 winning percentage remains a single-season record. He authored an unbeaten 3-0 mark against Navy.
DeBolt led Army to a 44-16 record during his career that included back-to-back EIBL titles in 1965 and 1966 under Hall of Famer Eric Tipton.
His best season proved to be his senior year when he posted a 9-1 mark, struck out 102 batters in 86 innings for a 1.26 ERA. He tossed a four-hitter and struck out eight hurling all seven innings in a 1-0 exhibition loss to the New York Yankees at Doubleday Field.
DeBolt was a member of the United States Team that competed at the World Amateur Tournament in 1966. The following year he helped Team USA to the gold medal at the Pan American Games.