Jack Barry - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

John Joseph “Jack” Barry (1887-1961) quietly won six American League pennants and five World Series in the early 1900s with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox, despite his mediocre skills both in the field and at the plate. Connie Mack and the Athletics signed Jack as a shortstop in 1908 inserting him into the famed $100,000 infield alongside Stuffy McInnis at first, Eddie Collins at second and frank “Home Run” Baker at third. He played short for the powerhouse A’s from 1908 to 1915 when he was traded to the Red Sox in 1915 as Connie Mack tried to save the franchise amidst Federal League defections and economic issues. Barry’s best season came in 1913 as he batted .275 collected 125 hits including 20 doubles, stole 15 bases and drove in 85 runs as the A’s marched to the World Series title yet again. Jack won three World Series with Philadelphia (1910, 1911, 1913) and two with the Red Sox (1915, 1916). Jack Barry finished his career with a .243 career batting average with 1,009 hits, 532 runs, 153 stolen bases and 429 RBI over 11 seasons. Following his playing days, Berry served as Red Sox manager in 1917 compiling a 90-62 record as player manager. In 1921, Jack became the head baseball coach at the College of Holy Cross, his alma mater, and remained there for 40 years. He posted the highest coaching winning percentage in college baseball history (.806) and led the Crusaders to a 1952 College World Series victory over the Missouri Tigers.

Condition Census (Explain)

  • Jack Barry
  • Jack Barry Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
3 EX 5
4 VG-EX+ 4.5
5 VG 3


Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
09/22/2011 $625 8 135 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXV Auction 07088273