Johnny Barrett (baseball)

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Johnny Barrett
Born: (1915-12-18)December 18, 1915
Lowell, Massachusetts
Died: August 17, 1974(1974-08-17) (aged 58)
Seabrook Beach, New Hampshire
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
February 14, 1942, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1946, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 220
Career highlights and awards

John Joseph Barrett (December 18, 1915 – August 17, 1974) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1942 to 1946. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Braves.

Barrett was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He started his professional baseball career in 1937, in the Boston Red Sox organization. In 1940 and 1941, he played in the Pacific Coast League.[1] He hit .313 in 1941 and was purchased by the Pirates after the season ended.

Barrett made his major league debut in 1942. He immediately broke into the starting lineup and stayed there until 1946. Regarded as one of the fastest runners in baseball, Barrett led the National League in stolen bases and triples in 1944. In 1946, however, he suffered a knee injury.[2] He was traded to the Braves, and in 1947 he went back to the Pacific Coast League. He retired from baseball in 1951.

See also


  1. "Johnny Barrett Minor League Statistics & History". Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  2. "Johnny Barrett Biography". Retrieved 2010-11-04.

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