1905 Chicago Daily News photo of Shad Barry, first baseman for Cincinnati Reds standing by first base prior to Cubs game at West Side Grounds located on near north side of Chicago. Negatives collection DN-0003451 courtesy of Chicago Historical Society
An all-around athlete, Shad Barry played outfield and infield during baseball’s Dead Ball Era and hit a respectable .267 lifetime with a very fine .329 on-base-pct. with various major league teams in a solid 10 year baseball career, 1899-1908. During this era of ball, the hitting was focused on the infield because the heavier baseball did not carry far, and, John Barry was a well-noted fast base runner and defense player.
Playing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1902 and 1903, Shad Barry lined career-highs in doubles with 20 and 24 and reached a career-high with 26 stolen bases in 1904. He batted a career-high .304 in 1905 in which he was traded from the Chicago Cubs (27 games) to the Cincinnati Reds (125 games). Baseball History