World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jesse Barnes

Article Id: WHEBN0006127046
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jesse Barnes  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1919 in baseball, Earl Smith (catcher), Larry Jansen, 1892 in baseball, Dave Bancroft
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Jesse Barnes

Jesse Barnes
Born: (1892-04-26)April 26, 1892
Perkins, Oklahoma
Died: September 9, 1961(1961-09-09) (aged 69)
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 30, 1915, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 20, 1927, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 152–150
Earned run average 3.22
Strikeouts 653
Career highlights and awards

Jesse Lawrence Barnes (August 26, 1892 – September 9, 1961) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Barnes began his majors career in 1914 with the Boston Braves. In 1917 he led the National League with 21 losses. On October 2, 1917, he became the only NL pitcher to walk two times in one inning.

In 1918, Barnes was traded to the New York Giants. He had three very good years with the Giants. On the last day of the 1919 season, he won his National League-leading 25th victory, 6–1, over Lee Meadows and the Philadelphia Phillies at Polo Grounds. The game was played at a feverish pace and lasted a mere 51 minutes, a major league record that still stands as the shortest nine-inning game ever played.[1]

In 1920 he had 20 wins, following with 15 wins in 1921 and two victories in the 1921 World Series against the New York Yankees. Then, in 1922 he hurled a no-hitter against the Phillies.

He returned to the Boston Braves in 1923, playing for them three years before joining the Brooklyn Robins from 1926 through 1927. For the second time, he led the league in losses (20) in 1924.

His younger brother, Virgil, also pitched in the majors, and both were teammates with the Giants from 1919 to 1923.

On June 26, 1924, Jesse opposed Virgil in the first pitching matchup of brothers in major league history. Virgil did not have a decision while Jesse was credited with the loss as the Giants defeated the Braves‚ 8-1. The Barnes brothers will match up four more times during their careers‚ the first, including three days from its date.[2]

The baseball author and analyst Bill James is also a distant relative of them.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Baseball Library Chronology – 1919
  2. ^ Baseball Library Chronology – Jesse Barnes
  3. ^ Google Books – The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Page 95

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Preceded by
Charlie Robertson
No-hitter pitcher
May 7, 1922
Succeeded by
Sad Sam Jones
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.