Born: July 15, 1924|
New Haven, Connecticut
Died: April 14, 2000 (aged 75)|
|July 4, 1944, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1944, for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||4.66|
Robert Edward Barthelson (July 15, 1924 – April 14, 2000) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York Giants in 1944. The 6'0", 185 lb. right-hander graduated from Hillhouse High School.
Barthelson is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. At the age of 19 he made his major league debut in a 4 July doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals at Sportsman's Park. Three weeks later, in his only big league start, he lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Polo Grounds.
After his brief major league career ended, Barthelson became a pitcher for the West Haven Sailors, an independent semiprofessional team in West Haven, Connecticut, that scheduled games against Negro League and major league teams. He also pitched for the San Francisco Seals in 1945, for the Minneapolis Millers in 1946, and for the Sacramento Solons in 1947.
- Sam Rubin, Baseball in New Haven, page 59
- Sam Rubin, Baseball in New Haven, page 7
- Donald R. Wells, Baseball's western front: the Pacific Coast League during World War II
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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