Primary Position: Left Field
First, Last Names: David Monroe
Date of Birth: May 7, 1905 Date and Place of Death: July 1, 1968, Albemarle
Burial: Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro
High School: Pomona High School, Greensboro
College: Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
Bats: R Throws: R Height and Weight: 5-11, 178
Debut Year: 1926 Final Year: 1932 Years Played: 2
Teams and Years: Philadelphia Athletics, 1926; Pittsburgh Pirates, 1932
G AB H R RBI HR BA. OBP. SLG. WAR
116 374 92 44 60 6 .246 .290 .393 +0.3
To be honest about it, Dave Barbee didn’t amount to much in the major leagues, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t much of a ballplayer. Barbee set records in the minors and absolutely terrorized the competitive industrial leagues that flourished last century amid North Carolina’s textile mills and tobacco factories.
To those blue-collar, lunchbox-toting workers struggling through the Great Depression, David Monroe Barbee was a star.