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.
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