6.14.2009

E90-1 American Caramel
Jack Barry

Jack Barry was the shortstop in Connie Mack's $100,000 infield.

He — along with Stuffy McInnis at first, Eddie Collins at second and Frank Baker at third – were the highest paid teammates of their day.

They were kind of like today's New York Yankees infield except Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira make more like $75 million.

The investment seems to have paid off for the Philadelphia Athletics with World Series championships in 1910, 1911 and 1913. All-in-all, Barry played on seven American League pennant winners in his 11-year career.

After his playing days in the Majors were over, Barry had a distinguished career as the baseball coach at Holy Cross.

He served as coach for 40 years compiling a 616-150-6 career record.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Nice vintage baseball card! Wow that card has alot of history behind it!

Matthew Glidden said...

Thanks for writing up Mr. Barry. I just did a callback to your site from the #5 Type Collection and linked to this post as my favorite.

http://number5typecollection.blogspot.com/2009/06/type-site-poor-old-baseball-cards.html