Bill Burns Stats

Bill Burns was born on Tuesday, January 27, 1880, in San Saba, Texas. Burns was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1908, with the Washington Senators. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bill Burns baseball stats page.

"He (Bill Burns) followed two simple rules on the bench. On days he didn't pitch he slept through the game. On days he did pitch he slept only between innings." - Sportswriter Thomas P. Shea
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Birth Name:
William Thomas Burns
Nickname:
Sleepy Bill
Born On:
01-27-1880  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Saba, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-07-1953 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Ramona, California
Cemetery:
Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, California
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-18-1908 (Age 28)
Last Game:
05-23-1912
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bill Burns

Bill Burns Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1908 28 Senators 23 19 1 6 11 .353 1.69 11 2 0 165.0 612 135 31 58 3 18 - 55 1 4 0 -
1909 29 Senators 6 4 2 1 1 .500 1.23 1 0 0 29.1 119 25 4 7 0 7 - 13 0 3 0 -
1909 29 White Sox 23 19 2 7 13 .350 2.04 10 3 0 168.0 614 161 38 65 2 34 - 50 5 8 3 -
1910 30 White Sox 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
1910 30 Reds 31 21 8 8 13 .381 3.48 13 2 0 178.2 732 183 69 103 3 49 - 57 3 12 1 -
1911 31 Reds 6 3 3 1 0 1.000 3.06 0 0 1 17.2 73 17 6 11 1 3 - 5 0 3 0 -
1911 31 Phillies 21 14 6 6 10 .375 3.42 8 3 1 121.0 492 132 46 59 5 26 - 47 1 6 1 -
1912 32 Tigers 6 5 0 1 4 .200 5.35 2 0 0 38.2 165 52 23 29 0 9 - 6 1 2 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
5 Years 117 85 22 30 52 .366 2.72 45 10 2 718.2 2,808 705 217 332 14 147 - 233 11 38 6 -
Bill Burns

Bill Burns Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1908 28 Senators 23 54 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 - - 0 - 0 - .148 .179 .185
1909 29 Senators 6 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 - 0 - .273 .273 .273
1909 29 White Sox 23 59 3 9 3 0 0 0 3 5 - - 1 - 0 - .153 .219 .203
1910 30 White Sox 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1910 30 Reds 32 61 5 16 1 0 0 0 2 2 - 12 1 - 1 - .262 .297 .279
1911 31 Reds 6 7 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 - 1 0 - 0 - .429 .500 .714
1911 31 Phillies 21 40 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 - 14 0 - 0 - .150 .190 .150
1912 32 Tigers 6 13 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 - - 0 - 0 - .231 .375 .385
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
5 Years 118 245 12 48 8 1 0 0 7 15 - 27 2 - 1 0 .196 .245 .237
Bill Burns

Bill Burns Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1908 Senators P 23 19 495 77 3.3 71 2 69 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .922 3.87
1909 Senators P 6 4 88 14 2.3 12 2 10 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 3.68
1909 White Sox P 23 19 504 73 3.2 68 4 64 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .932 3.64
1910 White Sox P 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1910 Reds P 31 21 536 66 2.1 60 3 57 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 3.02
1911 Reds P 6 3 53 11 1.8 11 1 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.60
1911 Phillies P 21 14 363 48 2.3 46 6 40 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.42
1912 Tigers P 6 5 116 15 2.5 13 1 12 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .867 3.03
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 117 85 2,156 304 2.6 281 19 262 23 8 n/a n/a n/a .924 3.52
5 Years 117 85 2,156 304 2.6 281 19 262 23 8 n/a n/a n/a .924 3.52
Bill Burns

Bill Burns Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1908 Senators 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.06 3.00 0.98
1909 Senators 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.86 3.99 2.15
1909 White Sox 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 19.7 1.47 2.68 1.82
1910 White Sox 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 27.03
1910 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.1 30.5 1.16 2.87 2.47
1911 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 7.0 1.67 2.55 1.53
1911 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 40.0 1.81 3.50 1.93
1912 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 1.40 2.09
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
5 Years 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.1 35.0 1.59 2.92 1.84
Bill Burns

Bill Burns Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1908 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 Chicago White Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 Chicago White Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -


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Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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