March 2, 1915|
Clarksburg, West Virginia
|Died: May 18, 1972
Charleston, West Virginia
|September 16, 1937, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 28, 1943, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||96|
Herbert Paul "Babe" Barna (March 2, 1915 – May 18, 1972) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1937–1938), New York Giants (1941–1943) and Boston Red Sox (1943). Barna batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and attended West Virginia University, where he played college baseball for the Mountaineers from 1935–1937.
In a five-season career, Barna was a .232 hitter with 12 home runs and 96 RBI in 207 games played. His best season statistically was 1942, when he posted 85 hits, seven triples, six home runs, 39 runs, 58 RBI, 104 games – all career-highs.
Barna died in Charleston, West Virginia, at the age of 56.
- "West Virginia University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
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