Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21

1993 Conlon #977 - Bill Barrett

On this day in 1924, Bill Barrett muscled out four hits and stole home twice.

Whispering Bill played with the Chicago White Sox from 1923 until he was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1929. Barrett enjoyed his best seasons with the Pale Hose, namely the 1925 and 1926 seasons, where he hit .363 and .307 respectively. In 1927, Bill enjoyed his most productive season, as he had a career high in games played, 147, and team highs in doubles, RBI, stolen bases and sacrifice hits.

While primarily in right field, Barrett also was versatile enough to play all three outfield positions and all four infield positions. Bill even pitched a little for the Philadelphia Athletics before he joined the ChiSox.

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