Ross Barnes

Birthdate 5/8/1850
Death Date 3/5/1915
Debut Year 1871
Year of Induction
Teams Red Stockings (National Association), Red Stockings (NL), Reds, White Stockings
Positions Second Base, Shortstop

For the six year period from 1871-1876 Ross Barnes hit .398, and led the league by batting .430 in 1872, .431 in 1873, and .429 in 1876. 

In the collection:

Harry Wright's scorecard with Ross Barnes playing his final season

Harry Wright's scorecard with Ross Barnes playing his final season

Shortstop Ross Barnes hit leadoff for Harry Wright‘s 1881 National League Boston Red Stockings. The pair knew each other well. Barnes broke into the big leagues in 1871 suiting up for Wright’s Red Stockings when the team was in the National Association. Together they led Boston to four s
Reverse of Harry Wright's scorecard of 7/29/1881

Reverse of Harry Wright's scorecard of 7/29/1881

Hall of Famer Harry Wright has initialled the bottom of this side of his scorecard. Wright’s Boston Red Stockings squared off against the Troy Trojans in this National League contest. The Trojans put Hall of Fame pitcher Tim Keefe on the hill and featured home run king Roger Connor at third ba

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