Vince Barton

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Vince Barton
Outfielder
Born: (1908-02-01)February 1, 1908
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died: September 13, 1973(1973-09-13) (aged 65)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 17, 1931, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 24, 1932, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 16
Runs batted in 65
Teams

Vincent David Barton (born February 1, 1908) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs.

Barton had a very successful rookie year for the Cubs. In only 66 games he batted .238 with 13 HRs and 50 RBIs. His 13 home runs was tied for 2nd on the team with current Hall of Famer Hack Wilson, although Wilson played in many more games than Barton. The next season would be Barton's last year in the majors as he batted .224 in 36 games with 3 homers and 15 RBIs.

5 Home Run Game[edit]

While playing for the Hickory Rebels of the independent Carolina League on August 28, 1938, Barton hit five home runs in six at-bats.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dylan, Paul. "Vince Barton and the 5 Home Run Game". oneforfive.com. Retrieved 2015-03-24. 

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