Eppie Barnes

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Eppie Barnes
First baseman
Born: (1900-12-01)December 1, 1900
Ossining, New York
Died: November 17, 1980(1980-11-17) (aged 79)
Mineola, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 24, 1923, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1924, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .143
Hits 1
RBI 0
Teams
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1923–1924)

Everett Duane "Eppie" Barnes (December 1, 1900 – November 17, 1980) was an American baseball and basketball player. He played as an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1923 and 1924 baseball seasons. He is a member of the Colgate Athletics Hall of Honor, the United Savings-Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame, the American Association of Baseball Coaches, and a 1966 inductee to the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

From 1928 to 1936, he was the regular first baseman for the semipro Brooklyn Bushwicks baseball team. In 1930, he was a pitcher for the Sunrise Trails,[citation needed] and in 1939 played briefly with the Springfield Greys.

Barnes also participated in basketball for pay in the Central New York and Long Island areas. He played for the Utica Knights of Columbus and the Syracuse Alhambras during the 1922–23 seasons and played with the Rockville Centre Firemen during the 1932–33 season. Barnes, born in Ossining, New York, was a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School and Colgate University.

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