John Barthold

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John Francis Barthold

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Barthold pitched four games for the 1904 Philadelphia Athletics. While his 5.06 ERA was not impressive (Hall of Famer Rube Waddell had a 1.62 mark), Barthold hit .333 and slugged 1.000 as a result of hitting a triple in three at-bats, driving in a couple runs. When Baseball Digest did an article on the major leaguers whose only hit was a triple, John was included.

Barthold, born in Philadelphia, played a number of years for minor league teams in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and also played a season for the team in Peterborough, ON. He was the only former/future major leaguer on that Canadian team and led the team in batting average. A photo of Barthold with the 1908 Reading, PA team can be found here.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1913 Peterborough Petes Canadian League 55-48 4th
1914 Peterborough Petes Canadian League -- -- Replaced by Iowerth "Curley" Blount

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