Al Barker

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This article is about the baseball player. For the English novelist, see A. L. Barker.
Al Barker
Al Barker.jpg
Born: (1839-01-18)January 18, 1839
Lost Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana
Died: September 15, 1912(1912-09-15) (aged 73)
Rockford, Illinois
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
June 1, 1871, for the Rockford Forest Citys
Last MLB appearance
June 1, 1871, for the Rockford Forest Citys
MLB statistics
Batting average .250
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Rockford Forest Citys (1868–1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Rockford Forest Citys (1871)

Alfred L. Barker (January 18, 1839 – September 15, 1912) played one major league baseball game in 1871 for the Rockford Forest Citys of the National Association.

Barker was the starting left fielder for the Forest Citys on June 1, 1871 in a road game against the New York Mutuals. In five plate appearances he went 1-for-4 (a single) with a walk and had two runs batted in. In the field he made two putouts without an error. Despite his efforts, his team lost, 7-3.

One of his teammates during his short stay with the club was future Hall of Famer Cap Anson.

Barker umpired three National League games in 1881.

A native of Lost Creek, Indiana, Barker died at the age of 72 in Rockford, Illinois.

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Preceded by
Dickey Pearce
Oldest recognized verified living baseball player
September 18, 1908 – September 15, 1912
Succeeded by
Al Reach