Scotty Barr

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Biographical Information[edit]

Scotty Barr played two seasons in the major leagues. He also played and managed in the minors.

Barr attended Davidson College simultaneously with Carl Cashion and Everett Booe. He played in the minors for the 1908 Greenville Spinners, along with an 18-year-old named Joe Jackson. Connie Mack sent Socks Seybold to scout out Barr and Jackson, and both came to the 1908 Philadelphia Athletics, with Barr debuting on August 22nd and Jackson on August 25th. Jackson made a later debut because he had to be assisted into making the trip: he was both newly married and terrified of being away from home. Source: The book Shoeless.

Barr was a two-way player for Greenville, going 12-6 as a pitcher and hitting .299. In the majors, he was solely a position player, appearing in both the infield and the outfield. He continued to play in the minors through 1916, apparently doing no pitching except in 1911 when he appeared in four games. He managed at Fort Smith in 1917.

A source says he later went into the oil industry. He is one of five players (through 2019) with the last name Barr. Although there have been a great number of major leaguers with the name Scott, only two others are formally remembered as Scotty: Scotty Alcock and Scotty Ingerton.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1917 Fort Smith Twins Western Association 77-82 5th none

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