Red Barnes

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Emile Deering Barnes

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alabama native Red Barnes spent seventeen active seasons in professional baseball from 1927 to 1944.

Barnes made his Major League debut with the Washington Senators on September 29, 1927. He was with the Capital City club until being traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 13, 1930 for Dave Harris. The outfielder finished his big league career on September 20, 1930 after appearing in 286 games, with 836 at-bats and 225 hits for a .269 career batting average. He also spent fourteen years in the minor leagues, hitting over .300 twelve times. His best numbers came in 1938 with the Danville Leafs of the Bi-State League when he hit .387 with 15 home runs. Barnes also spent six of these seasons as a player-manager, ending his minor league career as manager of the Middletown Red Sox of the Ohio State League in 1944.

After baseball, Barnes operated a small store and post office in Suggsville, AL. He died from lymphoma on July 3, 1959 at an infirmary in Mobile, AL, he was 55 years of age.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1937 Clarksdale Red Sox Cotton States League 64-76 6th Little Rock Travelers
1938 Danville Leafs Bi-State League 63-55 4th none Lost League Finals
1939 Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League 70-44 1st Boston Red Sox League Champs
1940 Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League 59-58 4th Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1941 Oneonta Indians Canadian-American League 78-46 1st Boston Red Sox League Champs
1942 Oneonta Indians Canadian-American League 68-56 4th Boston Red Sox League Champs
1944 Middletown Red Sox Ohio State League 66-61 3rd Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals

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