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Dave Barbee

  Inducted as a player in 2014

Position: Outfield
Height: 5-11
Weight: 178
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: May 7, 1905 in Greensboro, NC
Died: July 1, 1968 in Albemarle, NC

Teams (Years Played)

  • Portland Beavers (1928)
  • Seattle Indians (1928-30)
  • Hollywood Stars (1930-31)

 

Notes: Barbee was one of the most feared hitters in the Pacific Coast League during a four-year stretch with the Portland Beavers (1928), Seattle Indians (1928-30) and Hollywood Stars (1930-31). In his first season with the Stars, the outfielder clobbered 41 home runs and aided Hollywood to their second-straight PCL championship. Barbee led the PCL in round-trippers in back-to-back seasons, highlighted by a 47-home run campaign in 1931. That same year he finished second in the league with 403 total bases. After his final season in the PCL, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and started 97 games in left field, the most playing time he would receive in his two-year major league career.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1928 Portland/Seattle OF 144 483 - 158 32 11 16 - - - - .327
1929 Seattle OF 180 613 - 194 42 10 22 - - - - .316
1930 Seattle/Hollywood OF 149 588 - 191 30 3 41 - - - - .325
1931 Hollywood OF 168 650 - 216 42 2 47 - - - - .332
Totals (4 seasons) 641 2,334 NR 759 146 26 126 NR NR  NR  NR .325