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Babe Barna

Herbert Paul Barna

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 2, 1915 in Clarksburg, WV
School: West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1937 (Age 22.106)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/RedSox/Athletics 1937-1943

Final Game: July 28, 1943 (Age 28.148)
Died: May 18, 1972 in Charleston, WV
Buried: Mountain View Memorial Park, Dunbar, WV
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1937 22 PHA AL 14 38 36 10 14 2 0 2 9 1 0 2 6 .389 .421 .611 1.032 159 22 0 0 /7O3
1938 23 PHA AL 9 33 30 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 .133 .212 .133 .345 -10 4 0 0 /O79
1941 26 NYG NL 10 45 42 5 9 3 0 1 5 0 2 6 .214 .250 .357 .607 68 15 0 0 1 O/97
1942 27 NYG NL 104 370 331 39 85 8 7 6 58 3 38 48 .257 .333 .378 .711 107 125 4 0 1 O7/9
1943 28 TOT MLB 70 257 225 30 42 9 2 3 22 5 1 31 33 .187 .285 .284 .570 65 64 2 0 1 7
1943 28 NYG NL 40 130 113 11 23 5 1 1 12 3 16 9 .204 .302 .292 .594 72 33 1 0 1 7O
1943 28 BOS AL 30 127 112 19 19 4 1 2 10 2 1 15 24 .170 .268 .277 .545 58 31 1 0 0 7O
5 Yrs 207 743 664 88 154 22 9 12 96 9 1 76 98 .232 .311 .346 .657 88 230 6 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 581 520 69 121 17 7 9 75 7 59 77 .232 .311 .346 .657 88 180 0 2
NYG (3 yrs) 154 545 486 55 117 16 8 8 75 6 56 63 .241 .319 .356 .675 95 173 5 0 3
PHA (2 yrs) 23 71 66 14 18 2 0 2 11 1 0 5 11 .273 .324 .394 .718 82 26 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 30 127 112 19 19 4 1 2 10 2 1 15 24 .170 .268 .277 .545 58 31 1 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 154 545 486 55 117 16 8 8 75 6 56 63 .241 .319 .356 .675 95 173 5 0 3
AL (3 yrs) 53 198 178 33 37 6 1 4 21 3 1 20 35 .208 .288 .320 .608 67 57 1 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1937 22 PHA AL 14 38 3 0 0 -2 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 $2,400 /7O3
1938 23 PHA AL 9 33 -5 0 0 0 -0 -6 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .443 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $2,500 /O79
1941 26 NYG NL 10 45 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.1 .474 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O/97
1942 27 NYG NL 104 370 2 -0 0 -2 -4 -4 -0.5 12 8 0.7 .495 .497 1.0 -0.8 10 O7/9
1943 28 NYG NL 40 130 -4 0 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .480 .495 -0.2 -0.4 -1 $7,000 7O
1943 28 BOS AL 30 127 -6 0 0 -2 -1 -9 -1.1 4 -5 -0.7 .465 .493 -0.5 -0.4 -3 7O
5 Seasons 207 743 -11 0 0 -8 -8 -27 -3.1 24 -4 -0.7 .485 .496 0.2 -1.9 5 $11,900
NYG (3 yrs) 154 545 -3 -0 0 -4 -6 -13 -1.6 17 4 0.2 .490 .497 0.7 -1.2 8 $7,000
PHA (2 yrs) 23 71 -2 0 0 -2 -1 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.0 -0.3 -0 $4,900
BOS (1 yr) 30 127 -6 0 0 -2 -1 -9 -1.1 4 -5 -0.7 .465 .493 -0.5 -0.4 -3

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1937 PHA AL 22 LF 9 9 7 10 8 0 2 0 .800 0.89 .966 2.16
1937 PHA AL 22 OF 9 9 7 10 8 0 2 0 .800 0.89 .969 2.36
1937 PHA AL 22 1B 1 1 0 11 9 2 0 3 1.000 11.00 .991 9.80
1938 PHA AL 23 OF 7 7 7 12 10 1 1 0 .917 1.57 .972 2.34
1938 PHA AL 23 LF 4 4 4 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .972 2.17
1938 PHA AL 23 RF 3 3 3 4 3 0 1 0 .750 1.00 .972 2.07
1941 NYG NL 26 OF 10 10 10 18 16 2 0 1 1.000 1.80 .975 2.31
1941 NYG NL 26 RF 8 8 8 16 14 2 0 1 1.000 2.00 .968 1.92
1941 NYG NL 26 LF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.30
1942 NYG NL 27 OF 89 84 79 176 169 4 3 0 .983 1.94 .981 2.34
1942 NYG NL 27 LF 88 84 79 180 172 5 3 1 .983 2.01 .983 2.30
1942 NYG NL 27 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1943 TOT MLB 28 LF 60 59 57 111 102 5 4 1 .964 1.78 .978 2.30
1943 TOT MLB 28 OF 60 59 57 111 102 5 4 1 .964 1.78 .977 2.44
1943 NYG NL 28 LF 31 30 30 61 58 2 1 0 .984 1.94 .977 2.23
1943 NYG NL 28 OF 31 30 30 61 58 2 1 0 .984 1.94 .977 2.41
1943 BOS AL 28 LF 29 29 27 50 44 3 3 1 .940 1.62 .979 2.38
1943 BOS AL 28 OF 29 29 27 50 44 3 3 1 .940 1.62 .977 2.47
5 Seasons OF 175 169 160 327 305 12 10 2 .969 1.81 .979 2.37
5 Seasons LF 163 158 149 311 291 11 9 2 .971 1.85 .980 2.29
3 Seasons RF 12 11 11 20 17 2 1 1 .950 1.58 .969 1.98
1 Season 1B 1 1 0 11 9 2 0 3 1.000 11.00 .991 9.80
5 Seasons TOT 176 170 160 338 314 14 10 5 .970 1.86 .979 2.42
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1942 NL  7 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  88 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  3 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  1 (3rd)
1943 AL  1 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2438), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Left Field (1123rd), -0.7 career WAR/-0.7 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1937 22 Philadelphia Athletics $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 23 Philadelphia Athletics $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 28 New York Giants $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts NYG/BOS
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,900
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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