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These four photos are of Virgil Barnes and his wife Della. Virgil "Zeke" Barnes was a pitcher for the New York Giants at the time. A right-handed pitcher, Barnes played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the New York Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series.

Virgil Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby community of Circleville in Jackson County. Della also was reared in Jackson County. They married in July 1920 in Rochester, New York, and lived on a farm near Holton after they wed. The couple had two children, James and June. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Virgil Barnes died of a heart attack in 1958. Virgil and Della are buried in the Holton Cemetery.

Date: Between 1925 and 1927

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Virgil and Della Barnes - This photo was produced by the International Newsreel company circa 1926 or 1927. The image was published in the April 1927 issue of Baseball Magazine. (*24-a)Virgil and Della Barnes - 1Virgil and Della Barnes - 2Virgil and Della Barnes - This is an interior shot of Virgil and Della relaxing at home. (*25)Virgil and Della Barnes - This is an International Newsreel photo of Virgil and Della taken outdoors at a stadium venue. (*23)

Virgil and Della Barnes - This photo was produced by the International Newsreel company circa 1926 or 1927. The image was published in the April 1927 issue of Baseball Magazine. (*24-a)

Item Number: 226945
Call Number: B Barnes, Virgil *23-25
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226945

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