Rex Barney was a baseball and basketball star at Creighton Prep in Omaha, Nebraska. Within months of graduating from high school in 1943, Barney became a teenage major league baseball phenom. At the age of 18, he pitched 45 innings for the Brooklyn Dodgers. After military service during World War II, Barney returned to the majors in 1946. He was one of the hardest throwers in the league, but struggled with wildness throughout his  career. In 1948,  had his best season when he won 15 games and finished second in the National League with 138 strikeouts.  In 1950, he walked 48 batters in just 33 innings and never played in the majors again. He ended his career with a 35-31 record and a 4.31 earned run average. After his retirement,  Barney became a broadcaster and then the P.A. announcer for the Baltimore Orioles from 1974 until his death in 1997.


REX BARNEY Height: 6:03 Weight: 185 College: None
Rex Edward Barney Born:  Dec 19, 1924 Died:  Aug 11, 1997 Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
1943-46 U.S. Army Military Serrvice
(Major League Baseball) REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1947-48 Omaha PBLA 6 4 2 2 1.000 10 1.7
Major League Totals 6 4 2 2 1.000 10 1.7
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