Frank Barrows

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits I: 1850-1874
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Red Stockings (NAPBBP)
  • League: National Association (NAPBBP)

Franklin Lee Barrows (1844-1922) played just one season for the Boston Red Stockings of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, in the outfield for 18 games in 1871. Despite batting .151, Barrows knocked in 11 and scored 13 in 18 games, which appears productive – but league average for runs per game was 10.5 in 1871, with some scores running into the 30s.

  • Debuted with the Boston Tri-Mountains of the NABBP from 1867-70
  • Boston played only 40 games in 1871
  • Al Spalding started 31 of the team’s games with manager Harry Wright starting nine
  • Three teammates: George Wright, Cal McVey and Ross Barnes hit over .400 that year

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