April 26, 1892|
|Died: September 9, 1961
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|July 30, 1915 for the Boston Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 20, 1927 for the Brooklyn Robins|
|Earned run average||3.22|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 1918, Barnes was traded to the New York Giants. He had three very good years with the Giants. On the last day of the 1919 season, he won his National League-leading 25th victory, 6–1, over Lee Meadows and the Philadelphia Phillies at Polo Grounds. The game was played at a feverish pace and lasted a mere 51 minutes, a major league record that still stands as the shortest nine-inning game ever played.
He returned to the Boston Braves in 1923, playing for them three years before joining the Brooklyn Robins from 1926 through 1927. For the second time, he led the league in losses (20) in 1924.
His younger brother, Virgil, also pitched in the majors, and both were teammates with the Giants from 1919 to 1923.
On June 26, 1924, Jesse opossed Virgil in the first pitching matchup of brothers in major league history. Virgil did not have a decision while Jesse was credited with the loss as the Giants defeated the Braves‚ 8-1. The Barnes brothers will match up four more times during their careers‚ the first, including three days from its date.
|National League Wins Champion
Grover Cleveland Alexander
May 7, 1922
Sad Sam Jones