Red Barrett Stats

Red Barrett was born on Sunday, February 14, 1915, in Santa Barbara, California. Barrett was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 15, 1937, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Red Barrett baseball stats page.

"These strikeout pitchers are chumps in my book. Me, I try to make them hit that first ball. After all, those other guys out there are supposed to work too. If everybody in business was like me there wouldn't be so many people out of jobs. My idea is to throw as few pitches as possible. Even when you strike out a batter it generally takes four to seven, and sometimes even more pitches. I'd rather get that batter out on one pitch and save my arm. I am a control, and if you don't mind my saying it, smart pitcher." - Red Barrett in The Los Angeles Times (Bob Ray, 11/09/1938, 'Bob The Sports X-Ray', Sports / Page 3)
Red Barrett

Red Barrett Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#213)
Red Barrett Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#213)

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Birth Name:
Charles Henry Barrett
Nickname:
Red
Born On:
02-14-1915  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Barbara, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-28-1990 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Wilson, North Carolina
Cemetery:
Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Wilson, North Carolina
High School:
Simi Valley High School (Simi Valley, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
183
First Game:
09-15-1937 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-29-1949
Draft:
Not Applicable
Red Barrett

Red Barrett Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1937 22 Reds 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1.42 0 0 0 6.1 24 5 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 -
1938 23 Reds 6 2 2 2 0 1.000 3.14 2 0 0 28.2 126 28 10 13 2 15 1 5 2 0 0 -
1939 24 Reds 2 0 1 0 0 .000 1.69 0 0 0 5.1 22 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 -
1940 25 Reds 3 0 0 1 0 1.000 6.75 0 0 0 2.2 12 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
1943 28 Braves 38 31 5 12 18 .400 3.18 14 3 0 255.0 1,053 240 90 107 11 63 5 64 1 2 1 -
1944 29 Braves 42 30 9 9 16 .360 4.06 11 1 2 230.1 1,002 257 104 124 13 63 6 54 3 2 0 -
1945 30 Braves 9 5 4 2 3 .400 4.74 2 0 2 38.0 174 43 20 22 6 16 2 13 0 1 0 -
1945 30 Cardinals 36 29 6 21 9 .700 2.74 22 3 0 246.2 1,001 244 75 84 12 38 5 63 1 1 0 -
1946 31 Cardinals 23 9 9 3 2 .600 4.03 1 1 2 67.0 298 75 30 35 5 24 4 22 2 2 0 -
1947 32 Braves 36 30 3 11 12 .478 3.55 12 3 1 210.2 881 200 83 102 16 53 4 53 1 2 0 -
1948 33 Braves 34 13 8 7 8 .467 3.65 3 0 0 128.1 527 132 52 56 9 26 4 40 0 0 0 -
1949 34 Braves 23 0 15 1 1 .500 5.68 0 0 0 44.1 197 58 28 32 4 10 1 17 2 2 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
11 Years 253 149 62 69 69 .500 3.53 67 11 7 1,263.1 5,317 1,292 496 579 78 312 32 333 12 12 1 -
Red Barrett

Red Barrett Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1937 22 Reds 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1938 23 Reds 6 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1939 24 Reds 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1940 25 Reds 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1943 28 Braves 38 81 2 11 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 10 8 0 1 1 .136 .146 .148
1944 29 Braves 42 75 5 13 3 0 0 0 7 2 0 16 12 0 0 0 .173 .195 .213
1945 30 Braves 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222
1945 30 Cardinals 36 89 1 10 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 22 11 0 0 2 .112 .122 .135
1946 31 Cardinals 23 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 .059 .111 .059
1947 32 Braves 36 72 6 8 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 12 7 0 0 3 .111 .123 .181
1948 33 Braves 34 39 0 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 11 4 0 0 2 .179 .179 .179
1949 34 Braves 23 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 253 398 17 54 11 0 0 0 29 5 0 83 52 0 1 9 .136 .149 .163
Red Barrett

Red Barrett Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1937 Reds P 1 0 19 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1938 Reds P 6 2 86 8 1.3 8 5 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1939 Reds P 2 0 16 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1940 Reds P 3 0 8 2 0.7 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1943 Braves P 38 31 765 74 1.9 72 17 55 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.54
1944 Braves P 42 30 691 69 1.6 66 15 51 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.58
1945 Braves P 9 5 114 16 1.8 16 2 14 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.79
1945 Cardinals P 36 29 740 63 1.8 62 22 40 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.26
1946 Cardinals P 23 9 201 21 0.9 21 4 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.82
1947 Braves P 36 30 632 58 1.6 55 17 38 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.35
1948 Braves P 34 13 385 40 1.2 39 13 26 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.74
1949 Braves P 23 0 133 18 0.8 17 3 14 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 3.45
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 253 149 3,790 370 1.5 359 98 261 11 17 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.56
11 Years 253 149 3,790 370 1.5 359 98 261 11 17 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.56
Red Barrett

Red Barrett Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1937 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.50 1.42 2.84
1938 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 7.0 0.33 1.57 4.71
1939 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 1.69 1.69
1940 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 3.37
1943 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.1 13.5 1.02 2.26 2.22
1944 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 10.7 0.86 2.11 2.46
1945 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 4.5 0.81 3.08 3.79
1945 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 17.8 1.66 2.30 1.39
1946 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 17.0 0.92 2.96 3.22
1947 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 18.0 1.00 2.26 2.26
1948 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 13.0 1.54 2.81 1.82
1949 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.70 3.45 2.03
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 13.7 1.07 2.37 2.22
Red Barrett

Red Barrett Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1937 Cincinnati Reds 12 Undetermined - -
1938 Cincinnati Reds 61 Undetermined - -
1939 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined - -
1940 Cincinnati Reds 42 Undetermined - -
1943 Boston Braves 19 Undetermined - -
1944 Boston Braves 19 Undetermined - -
1945 Boston Braves 19 Undetermined n/a -
1945 St. Louis Cardinals 13 Undetermined n/a -
1946 St. Louis Cardinals 13 Undetermined - -
1947 Boston Braves 25 Undetermined - -
1948 Boston Braves 13 Undetermined - Stats
1949 Boston Braves 13 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Red Barrett holds the Major League record for fewest pitches thrown in a complete game? On August 10, 1944, ( standard box score / enhanced box score ), Barrett beat the Reds 2-0, allowed only two hits, and threw a total of 58 pitches - the fewest discovered in any game ever, by any pitcher, and the entire contest lasted 1 hour 15 minutes, the shortest night game in Major League history .

Red Barrett, the season after his unique 58-pitch game, had his first and only 20-win season (23-12) and led the National League in wins (23), innings pitched (284.2), batters faced (1,175), defensive putouts (24), and complete games (24). No Cy Young Award existed in 1945 , but at the start of the 1946 season, on the April 1st issue, Red Barrett appeared on the cover of Life Magazine (image below):
Life Magazine, April 1, 1946, Red Barrett
Life Magazine, April 1, 1946, Red Barrett

On September 2, 1945 , Red Barrett came within one batter of a perfect game / no hitter : In the third inning, Lennie Merullo made the only hit, and was the only baserunner of the day. After getting on base, Merullo was actually caught stealing, the Braves won 4-0, and Barrett joined the 20-wins club in style. On June 8, 1946 , Barrett came within one batter of a perfect game / no hitter yet again! Barrett retired twenty-two batters in a row before Del Ennis - who was celebrating his birthday that day - singled in the eighth inning off Red, and was the only baserunner that particular day.

Last-Modified: December 16, 2018 4:15 AM EST

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