The gentlemanly, soft-spoken Barrett was primarily a singles hitter and batted .307
in 1926, his best full season. He was the league's worst fielding shortstop (.904)
with the White Sox in 1924, after which he usually played right field.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 1, 1924:
White Sox SS Bill Barrett steals home twice, in the first and the 9th, in a game against Cleveland. He ties the major-league mark.
»September 9, 1928:
Chicago's Alex Metzler breaks up a pitching duel Ted Lyons and Willis Hudlin by cracking an 8th inning pinch homer off tie Cleveland, 1–1. The Sox get one more, then explode for eight runs in the 9th inning to coast, 10–1. This is Metzler's 3rd and last roundtripper of the year and he will tie Bill Barrett for the team lead. His 55 RBIs will be 2nd on the Sox.