Barney Gilligan

Catcher, Baseball Player

1856 – 1934


Who was Barney Gilligan?

Andrew Bernard "Barney" Gilligan was a professional baseball player whose career spanned 12 seasons, 11 of which were spent with the Major League Baseball Cleveland Blues, Providence Grays, Washington Nationals, and Detroit Wolverines. Gilligan, who predominately played as a catcher, also played as an outfielder and a shortstop. Over his career, Gilligan compiled a career batting average of .207 with 217 runs scored, 388 hits, 68 doubles, 23 triples, three home runs, and 167 runs batted in in 523 games played. Although the majority of his career was spent in the major leagues, Gilligan also played in minor league baseball. He made his MLB debut at the age of 19 and was listed as standing 5 feet 6 inches and weighing 130 pounds.


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Jan 3, 1856
Lived in
  • Cambridge
Apr 1, 1934

on July 23, 2013