1946 Red Barrett Life Magazine Cover

1946 Red Barrett Life Magazine Cover

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The subject of this Life Magazine cover was baseball pitcher Charles Henry "Red" Barrett. He pitched 11 total career seasons. Notably, he pitched the shortest complete game by fewest pitches (58) in history.

“On August 10, 1944, throwing for the Boston Braves against his former team Cincinnati Reds, Barrett pitched a 2–0 shutout at Crosley Field. He faced 29 batters (two more than the minimum, having surrendered two 2 hits, walked no one and struck out no one, with no defensive errors behind him), setting a complete game (and a nine-inning game) record by throwing only 58 pitches, an average of exactly two pitches per batter. It was also the shortest night game in history, and the shortest road-team win in history, lasting just 1 hour and 15 minutes.” – Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Barrett)


Original, vintage Life Magazine cover (featuring baseball player Red Barrett) from April 1946.

This (like all our artwork) is an ORIGINAL. It is not a reprint or reproduction. It comes preserved in a sealed collectible-quality case (acrylic glass-style front providing UV protection, acid free backboard, metallic edging, professionally packaged and security sealed, and includes an official certificate of authenticity with a unique identification / serial number).

Width: 10.25"
Height: 14"
Weight: 1 lbs.


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