Primary Position: Relief pitcher
First, Middle Names: Junie Shoaf Nickname: Lefty
Date of Birth: Dec. 1, 1911 Date and Place of Death: Dec. 31, 1963, Jacksonville, NC
Burial: Barnes Family Cemetery, Churchland, NC
High School: Churchland High School, Churchland, NC
College: Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC
Bats: L Throws: L Height and Weight: 5-11, 170
Debut Year: 1934 Final Year: 1934 Years Played: 1
Team and Year: Cincinnati Reds, 1934
G W L Sv ERA IP SO WAR
2 0 0 0 0.00 0.1 0 0.0
Though he was a collegiate star who set strike-out records in the minor leagues, Junie Barnes had only the most-fleeting of moments in the majors. He pitched to just two batters in two games. He walked the first and retired the other. That one-third of an inning is the shortest tenure in the majors of any North Carolina pitcher.
Barnes apparently had better luck preaching the Word than pitching a curve because he spent most of his life after baseball as a Baptist minister.