Babe Barna

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Babe Barna
Left fielder
Born: (1915-03-02)March 2, 1915
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Died: May 18, 1972(1972-05-18) (aged 57)
Charleston, West Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 16, 1937, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 28, 1943, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 12
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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ "West Virginia University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 

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