Throwback Thursday: Ross Barnes

Like a boss.

Why we like him: Ross Barnes had one of those special seasons in 1873, and I mean really special. He led the league in every important offensive category (that people cared to track) except for home runs and RBI. Here's a little glimpse of his numbers that season: He led the league in games played (with just 60!), had a .431 BA, hit 31 doubles and 11 triples, stole 43 bases, and walked 20 times (while striking out just twice). All of those were league bests that season, and it was good enough for the 10th best park-adjusted OPS+ season on the books.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ross Barnes, ballplayer.

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