Walter Barbare of the 1918 Red Sox — 1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox by Allan Wood

Walter Lawrence “Dinty” Barbare
Third Base, Shortstop

6’0″, 162 lbs., Batted Right, Threw Right
Born: August 11, 1891, Greenville, South Carolina
Died: October 28, 1965, Greenville, South Carolina

Major League Debut: September 17, 1914

Walter Barbare began his professional career in 1912 and played with the Cleveland Indians from 1914 to 1916. Barbare spent the first part of the 1918 season with New Orleans (Southern League) where he hit .283 in 70 games. He joined the Red Sox in late June. After approximately three weeks with the club, Boston sent Barbare to Jersey City of the International League; he batted .366 in 48 games.

Barbare played the infield for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1919 and 1920 before returning to Boston as the Braves’ shortstop for two years. His best season was 1921, when he batted .302 in 134 games. He later played, managed and umpired in the minor leagues.

Batting
Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  SB CS  BB  SO  BA  OBP  SLG   TB  SH HBP
1914 22 CLE AL  15   52   6  16   2  2  0   5   1  4   2   5 .308 .345 .423  22   3  1
1915 23 CLE AL  77  246  15  47   3  1  0  11   6  5  10  27 .191 .235 .211  52  14  4
1916 24 CLE AL  13   48   3  11   1  0  0   3   0      4   9 .229 .288 .250  12   2  0
1918 26 BOS AL  13   29   2   5   3  0  0   2   1      0   1 .172 .172 .276   8   4  0
1919 27 PIT NL  85  293  34  80  11  5  1  34  11     18  18 .273 .317 .355 104  16  1
1920 28 PIT NL  57  186   9  51   5  2  0  12   5  3   9  11 .274 .308 .323  60   4  0
1921 29 BSN NL 134  550  66 166  22  7  0  49  11  4  24  28 .302 .331 .367 202  26  0
1922 30 BSN NL 106  373  38  86   5  4  0  40   2  0  21  22 .231 .272 .265  99  14  0
8 Seasons      500 1777 173 462  52 21  1 156  37 16  88 121 .260 .297 .315 559  83  6

 

Fielding
Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos    G     PO     A    E   DP    FP  lgFP   RnF lgRnF
1914 22 CLE AL  3B   14     12    30    3    3  .933  .936  3.00  3.14
                SS    1      1     1    1    1  .667  .937  2.00  5.17
1915 23 CLE AL  3B   68     99   141   10   12  .960  .925  3.53  3.01
                1B    1      2     0    0    0 1.000  .987  2.00 10.27
1916 24 CLE AL  3B   12     12    30    1    2  .977  .939  3.50  3.23
1918 26 BOS AL  3B   11      6    13    4    1  .826  .948  1.73  3.25
                SS    1      0     1    0    0 1.000  .939  1.00  5.23
1919 27 PIT NL  3B   80    109   136   10   11  .961  .946  3.06  3.10
                2B    1      2     1    0    0 1.000  .960  3.00  5.14
1920 28 PIT NL  SS   34     54   102   13   14  .923  .941  4.59  5.47
                2B   12     21    49    0    6 1.000  .963  5.83  5.45
                3B    5      4    10    0    1 1.000  .947  2.80  3.04
1921 29 BSN NL  SS  121    294   393   31   58  .957  .951  5.68  5.64
                2B    8     15    26    1    4  .976  .962  5.12  5.45
                3B    2      2     2    0    1 1.000  .941  2.00  2.95
1922 30 BSN NL  2B   45     95   157    9   27  .966  .961  5.60  5.58
                3B   38     44    72    3    5  .975  .948  3.05  2.93
                1B   14    102     9    2   12  .982  .990  7.93 10.22
Position Total  3B  230    288   434   31   36  .959  .939  3.14  3.06
                SS  157    349   497   45   73  .949  .949  5.39  5.60
                2B   66    133   233   10   37  .973  .961  5.55  5.53
                1B   15    104     9    2   12  .983  .991  7.53 10.20
Overall Total       468    874  1173   88  158  .959  .950  4.37  4.49
Minor League Batting
YEAR TEAM         LG  POS   G   AB  R   H   2B 3B HR  SF  SB   BA   PO   A    E   PCT
1912 Greenville,SC    3B  114                                 .230               .925
1913 Ashville    NCL  3B  116                                 .273               .925
1914 New Orleans  SA  SS  150  565  66 167  36  7  3  16  47  .296  175  417  50 .922
1915
1916 Little Rock  SA  3B/ 122  440  57 108  13  2  0  12  17  .245   24   28   3 .953
                      SS                                            236  365  31 .950
1917 Milwaukee    AA  2B   21   80   6  13   4  0  0   6   1  .162   61   79   4 .972
     New Orleans  SA  SS  123  418  41 103  20  5  1  33  15  .246  236  394  33 .950
1918 New Orleans  SA  SS   70  258  33  73  18  1  0  20  25  .283  162  225  16 .960
     Jersey City  IL  SS   48  183  26  67   8  2  0   2  12  .366   83  125   5 .977
1924 Memphis*     SA  3/2B 74  216  29  69  11  3  0       0  .319
Incomplete Totals         838 2160 258 600 110 20  4  89 117  .270  977 1633 142 .951
In 1924, Barbare had 19 RBI, 16 BB and 16 K.
NCL - North Carolina League; SA - Southern Association; AA - American Association; IL - International league.