Bob Barrett (baseball)

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Bob Barrett
Third baseman
Born: (1899-01-27)January 27, 1899
Died: January 18, 1982(1982-01-18) (aged 82)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1923, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 1, 1929, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .260
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 86

Robert Schley Barrett, Sr. (January 27, 1899 in Atlanta – January 18, 1982 in Atlanta, Georgia) was third baseman in Major League Baseball.

Early life and education[edit]

Robert Schley Barrett was one of seven children born to Robert Pittman Barrett and Lenora Jett Barrett in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended English Avenue Elementary School and Boys High School, finishing his education after the tenth grade.[1]


Personal life[edit]

Barrett married the former Ruby Irene Brewer on February 13, 1924. He had at least two children, Robert Schley Barrett, Jr. (1927–1982) and Betty Marlene "Betts" Barrett (1934–2015).[2] He became a steamfitter after his retirement from baseball, and died at the age of 82 in Atlanta.[1] He had one granddaughter, Terri Lynn Barrett


  1. ^ a b Nowlin, Bill. "Bob Barrett". SABR Baseball Biography Project. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Birth and death dates taken from the Social Security Death Index and the Barrett family grave at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.