PAT BARBA, (Old Timer, Class of 2018, Posthumous)

    

 

 

 

 

 

From 1945 to 1947 Warren High School dominated the high school baseball scene. In an era where there was only one state champion, little Class C Warren High School produced back-to-back state championships, playing against much larger class B and Class A teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1947, they came within one game of Triple Crown-a remarkable accomplishment for such a small school. Pat Barba was one of the few players to play on all 3 championship teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By his junior year, he was the starting left fielder for the Warren 9. In a state championship season, he was named all Class C left fielder-batting .306 for the 1946 season. In his senior year, he followed up his Class C selection with an All State and All Class C left fielder nod in 1947. He batted a hefty .367 for the 1947 season. He helped lead the Warren squad to the State finals where they lost the final game to Class A La Salle. After high school Pat, went on the play in the Warren Twilight Baseball League where he was named All Star left fielder in 1949, batting .333. Pat later served as the treasurer for the Jr. Firemanís Baseball League from 1960-62. In 1961 he played for Warren in the Old Timers game against arch rival, Bristol.

 

Pictures from Hall of Fame archives