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1948 Bowman #41 Rex Barney

Rex Edward Barney

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Rex Barney joined the Brooklyn Dodgers as an 18-year-old in 1943. He struck out Joe DiMaggio with the bases loaded in the 1947 World Series. He had his finest season the following year, 1948, winning 15 games and striking out 138, and hurled a no-hitter against the New York Giants on September 9th. Barney appeared to be on the verge of stardom, but various injuries caused him to retire before the age of 30. Throughout his playing days, he was plagued by a lack of control, and he ended his career with more walks than strikeouts. Bob Cooke wrote in the New York Herald tribute that the hard-throwing Barney pitched "as if home plate were high and outside."

Barney later became a well-regarded public address announcer for the Baltimore Orioles, where he served from 1974 to 1997. When he died, the Orioles played a game without any announcements in his honor.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1948)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1948)

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