Wally Burnette Stats

Wally Burnette was born on Thursday, June 20, 1929, in Blairs, Virginia. Burnette was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 15, 1956, with the Kansas City Athletics. 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 Wally Burnette baseball stats page.

"(Lisi) Cox said her father remained a baseball fan, but cast a disparaging eye at the escalating salaries of current big-leaguers. 'He thought the salaries they were drawing were ridiculous,' she said. 'What he made then wasn't even 1 percent of what they're making now. He played for the love of the game.'" - Staff Writer Jeff Davis in the Danville Register and Bee (02/13/2003)
Wally Burnette

Wally Burnette Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#13 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1957top01' title='1957 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Wally Burnette Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#13 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Wallace Harper Burnette
Nickname:
Wally
Born On:
06-20-1929  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Blairs, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-12-2003 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Danville, Virginia
Cemetery:
Highland Burial Park, Danville, Virginia
High School:
Spring Garden High School (Blairs, VA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
178
First Game:
07-15-1956 (Age 27)
Last Game:
06-28-1958
Draft:
Not Applicable
Wally Burnette

Wally Burnette 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
1956 27 Athletics 18 14 4 6 8 .429 2.89 4 1 0 121.1 507 115 39 48 13 39 3 54 3 2 1 -
1957 28 Athletics 38 9 13 7 12 .368 4.30 1 0 1 113.0 486 115 54 62 8 44 3 57 1 1 2 -
1958 29 Athletics 12 4 4 1 1 .500 3.49 0 0 0 28.1 125 29 11 14 2 14 0 11 1 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
3 Years 68 27 21 14 21 .400 3.56 5 1 1 262.2 1,118 259 104 124 23 97 6 122 5 3 3 -
Wally Burnette

Wally Burnette Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 27 Athletics 18 39 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 5 0 0 0 .051 .075 .051
1957 28 Athletics 38 32 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 3 0 0 1 .250 .273 .250
1958 29 Athletics 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
3 Years 68 77 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 18 9 0 0 1 .143 .175 .143
Wally Burnette

Wally Burnette Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Athletics P 18 14 364 23 1.3 22 6 16 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.63
1957 Athletics P 38 9 339 35 0.9 35 10 25 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.79
1958 Athletics P 12 4 85 3 0.3 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 68 27 788 61 0.9 60 16 44 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.06
3 Years 68 27 788 61 0.9 60 16 44 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.06
Wally Burnette

Wally Burnette Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 0.0 1.38 4.01 2.89
1957 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 32.0 1.30 4.54 3.50
1958 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.79 3.49 4.45
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
3 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 77.0 1.26 4.18 3.32
Wally Burnette

Wally Burnette Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Kansas City Athletics 23 Undetermined - -
1957 Kansas City Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1958 Kansas City Athletics 24 Undetermined - -


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Last-Modified: September 18, 2018 4:06 AM EST

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