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Barney McCosky


Centerfielder from Detroit's Southwestern High School. Hometown boy hit .311 as a rookie. Then hit .340, leading the American League in both hits and triples. Had two more excellent years with Detroit before entering WWII at twenty-five years old. Returned to the majors at age twenty-nine. After a rough start the Tigers traded him to the Philadelphia Athletics for George Kell. Lifetime .312 hitter.


Birth Date: April 11, 1917
Birth Location: Coal Run, PA
Death Date: September 6, 1996
Death Location: Venice FL, USA
Weight: 184 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 18, 1939
Final Game Date: July 8, 1953
Years Played: 14
Games Played: 1,170
At Bats: 4,172
Runs: 664
Hits: 1,301
Doubles: 214
Triples: 71
Home Runs: 24
RBIs: 397
Stolen Bases: 58
Base on Balls: 497
Batting Average: 0.312
Position: Center Fielder

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