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Sam Barkley

Sam Barkley
Second baseman
Born: (1858-05-24)May 24, 1858
Wheeling, West Virginia
Died: April 20, 1912(1912-04-20) (aged 53)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
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Last MLB appearance
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Career statistics
Batting average .258
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 231

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Career highlights and awards

Samuel E. Barkley (May 24, 1858 – April 20, 1912) was an American Major League Baseball second baseman. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, he played for four different teams in six seasons from

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Barkley began his career with the Toledo Blue Stockings of the Northwestern League, and was a member of their championship team in

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In March 1886, Browns owner Chris Von der Ahe offered Barkley for $1000 to the first team to pay the money. Billy Barnie was able to have Barkley sign an undated contract with the Baltimore Orioles and wired the asking price to Von der Ahe, but he had already secured a deal with owner of the Pittsburg Alleghenys, Denny McKnight, and Sam was convinced to play for the Allegheny club instead. The American Association suspended and fined Barkley for signing with Pittsburgh this action. Barkley sued the Association, but they settled out of court with suspension being lifted although the fine stayed in place. Baltimore was offered and accepted Milt Scott as payment.[3]

That first season with Pittsburgh, the

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He was given good playing time in

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After his career in baseball ended, Barkley became a cigar maker.[5] He died at the age of 53 in his hometown of Wheeling, and was buried in Peninsula Cemetery.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sam Barkley's Statistics". Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Baseball In Toledo, pg. 11". by John Husman. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Baseball: The Early Years, pgs. 217-218". Harold Seymour. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Cycle hitters". Baseball Digest, Nov. 2005. 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  5. ^ "The Dead Ball Era: Heading Home". Retrieved 2008-03-15. 

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