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Snipped from: 1928 Exhibits Virgil Barnes

Virgil Jennings Barnes
(Zeke)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

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Pitcher Virgil Barnes was the brother of pitcher Jesse Barnes. A third brother, Clark Barnes, pitched in the minor leagues in the 1920s [1].

Jesse came to the New York Giants in 1918 (in a trade from the Boston Braves), while Virgil was a rookie with the Giants in 1919. Jesse was a big pitching star with the Giants while Virgil didn't get playing time until 1922 and didn't become a star until he won 16 games in 1924. The Giants, of course, won the pennant each year from 1921 to 1924, but Jesse was traded away in mid-1923. Jesse's big days were in the early part of the Giants' glorious four-year stretch, while Virgil's were in the later days.

A shoulder injury ended Virgil's career.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1924 & 1925)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1924, 1925 & 1927)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1922 (he did not play in the World Series)

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