George Burns Stats

George Burns was born on Tuesday, January 31, 1893, in Niles, Ohio. Burns was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1914, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 George Burns baseball stats page.

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"Burns had an odd batting stance. He stood very straight at the plate with his feet together, his bat resting on his shoulder; it was said he looked like a soldier standing at attention. The first half of his career was interrupted by constant injuries. In one three-year period (1915-1917) he had malaria, a broken ankle suffered on the ball field, and a broken shoulder blade suffered diving into a swimming pool." - Author Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, '#79. George Burns,' Page 468)

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Birth Name:
George Henry Burns
Nickname:
Toga George - The Tioga Kid
Born On:
01-31-1893  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Niles, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-07-1978 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Kirkland, Washington
Cemetery:
Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, Washington
High School:
Central High School (Philadelphia, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-14-1914 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-29-1929
Draft:
Not Applicable

George Burns

George Burns Pitching Stats

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George Burns

George Burns Hitting Stats

1914 21 Tigers 137 478 55 139 22 5 5 0 57 32 - 56 22 - 12 - .291 .351 .389
1915 22 Tigers 105 392 49 99 18 3 5 0 50 22 - 51 17 - 5 - .253 .301 .352
1916 23 Tigers 135 479 60 137 22 6 4 1 73 22 - 30 19 - 7 - .286 .327 .382
1917 24 Tigers 119 407 42 92 14 10 1 0 40 15 - 33 14 - 6 - .226 .264 .317
1918 25 Athletics 130 505 61 178 22 9 6 0 70 23 - 25 8 - 8 - .352 .390 .467
1919 26 Athletics 126 470 63 139 29 9 8 0 57 19 - 18 6 - 12 - .296 .339 .447
1920 27 Athletics 22 60 1 14 3 0 1 0 7 6 - 7 1 - 1 - .233 .313 .333
1920 27 Indians 44 56 7 15 4 1 0 0 13 4 - 3 2 - 2 - .268 .339 .375
1921 28 Indians 84 244 52 88 21 4 0 0 49 13 - 19 6 - 2 - .361 .398 .480
1922 29 Red Sox 147 558 71 171 32 5 12 0 73 20 - 28 15 - 9 - .306 .341 .446
1923 30 Red Sox 146 551 91 181 47 5 7 0 82 45 - 33 12 - 7 - .328 .386 .470
1924 31 Indians 129 462 64 143 37 5 4 0 68 29 - 27 23 - 15 - .310 .370 .437
1925 32 Indians 127 488 69 164 41 4 6 0 79 24 - 24 8 - 3 - .336 .371 .473
1926 33 Indians 151 603 97 216 64 3 4 0 114 28 - 33 18 - 8 - .358 .394 .494
1927 34 Indians 140 549 84 175 51 2 3 0 78 42 - 27 9 - 7 - .319 .375 .435
1928 35 Indians 82 209 29 52 12 1 5 0 30 17 - 11 6 - 6 - .249 .323 .388
1928 35 Yankees 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 - .500 .500 .500
1929 36 Yankees 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 0 - 0 - .000 .000 .000
1929 36 Athletics 29 49 5 13 5 0 1 0 11 2 - 3 1 - 0 - .265 .294 .429
16 Years 1,866 6,573 901 2,018 444 72 72 1 951 363 - 433 187 - 110 - .307 .354 .429

George Burns

George Burns Fielding Stats

1914 Tigers 1B 137 137 90 1,688 12.3 1,658 1,579 79 30 72 n/a n/a n/a .982 497.40
1915 Tigers 1B 104 104 51 1,229 11.8 1,212 1,155 57 17 65 n/a n/a n/a .986 641.65
1916 Tigers 1B 124 122 66 1,431 11.5 1,409 1,355 54 22 71 n/a n/a n/a .985 576.41
1917 Tigers 1B 104 103 36 1,196 11.5 1,184 1,127 57 12 44 n/a n/a n/a .990 888.00
1918 Athletics 1B 128 129 3,388 1,514 11.8 1,488 1,384 104 26 109 n/a n/a n/a .983 11.86
1918 Athletics LF 1 1 24 10 10.0 10 8 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1918 Athletics RF 1 0 9 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 9.00
1919 Athletics 1B 86 86 2,322 1,009 11.7 989 918 71 20 44 n/a n/a n/a .980 11.50
1919 Athletics RF 34 33 835 61 1.8 57 53 4 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .934 1.84
1920 Athletics RF 13 13 356 24 1.8 23 20 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.74
1920 Indians 1B 12 8 127 95 7.9 93 84 9 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 19.77
1921 Indians 1B 73 52 1,007 581 8.0 575 534 41 6 40 n/a n/a n/a .990 15.42
1922 Red Sox 1B 140 137 3,514 1,526 10.9 1,506 1,412 94 20 103 n/a n/a n/a .987 11.57
1923 Red Sox 1B 146 146 3,613 1,593 10.9 1,577 1,485 92 16 103 n/a n/a n/a .990 11.78
1924 Indians 1B 127 125 3,133 1,355 10.7 1,337 1,227 110 18 85 n/a n/a n/a .987 11.52
1925 Indians 1B 126 121 2,955 1,291 10.2 1,277 1,195 82 14 94 n/a n/a n/a .989 11.67
1926 Indians 1B 151 151 3,848 1,617 10.7 1,598 1,499 99 19 122 n/a n/a n/a .988 11.21
1927 Indians 1B 139 138 3,625 1,479 10.6 1,464 1,362 102 15 111 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.90
1928 Indians 1B 53 46 1,077 516 9.7 508 470 38 8 44 n/a n/a n/a .984 12.74
1928 Yankees 1B 2 0 21 7 3.5 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1929 Athletics 1B 19 9 234 104 5.5 104 99 5 0 9 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1B Totals 1,671 1,614 29,107 18,231 10.9 17,986 16,892 1,094 245 1,117 n/a n/a n/a .987 16.68
RF Totals 48 46 1,200 89 1.9 83 76 7 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.87
LF Totals 1 1 24 10 10.0 10 8 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
16 Years 1,720 1,661 30,331 18,330 10.7 18,079 16,976 1,103 251 1,119 n/a n/a n/a .986 16.09

George Burns

George Burns Miscellaneous Stats

1914 Tigers 23 13 .639 0 0 n/a 95.6 8.5 8.4 - - -
1915 Tigers 9 3 .750 0 0 n/a 78.4 7.7 7.8 - - -
1916 Tigers 12 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 119.8 16.0 6.6 - - -
1917 Tigers 3 - - 0 0 n/a 407.0 12.3 10.2 - - -
1918 Athletics 8 - - 0 0 n/a 84.2 20.2 7.2 - - -
1919 Athletics 15 - - 2 0 n/a 58.8 26.1 8.2 - - -
1920 Athletics 4 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 60.0 8.6 8.6 - - -
1920 Indians 1 0 1.000 31 0 n/a 0.0 18.7 4.3 - - -
1921 Indians 3 1 .750 12 0 n/a 0.0 12.8 5.0 - - -
1922 Red Sox 8 2 .800 7 0 n/a 46.5 19.9 7.6 - - -
1923 Red Sox 9 7 .563 0 0 n/a 78.7 16.7 6.7 - - -
1924 Indians 14 5 .737 2 0 n/a 115.5 17.1 6.8 - - -
1925 Indians 16 11 .593 1 0 n/a 81.3 20.3 6.2 - - -
1926 Indians 13 7 .650 0 0 n/a 150.8 18.3 5.3 - - -
1927 Indians 13 11 .542 1 0 n/a 183.0 20.3 7.0 - - -
1928 Indians 2 3 .400 31 0 n/a 41.8 19.0 7.0 - - -
1928 Yankees 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
1929 Yankees 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 - - -
1929 Athletics 1 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 49.0 16.3 4.5 - - -
16 Years 154 63 .710 116 0 n/a 91.3 15.2 6.9 - - -

George Burns

George Burns Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1914 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1915 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1917 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1918 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1919 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $2,625.00 n/a -
1920 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $4,200.00 n/a Stats
1920 Cleveland Indians n/a "     " n/a Stats
1921 Cleveland Indians n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1922 Boston Red Sox n/a $5,500.00 n/a -
1923 Boston Red Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1924 Cleveland Indians n/a $7,500.00 n/a -
1925 Cleveland Indians n/a $7,500.00 n/a -
1926 Cleveland Indians n/a $8,000.00 n/a -
1927 Cleveland Indians n/a $12,000.00 n/a -
1928 Cleveland Indians n/a $8,000.00 n/a -
1928 New York Yankees n/a "     " n/a -
1929 New York Yankees 21 $9,000.00 n/a Stats
1929 Philadelphia Athletics n/a "     " n/a Stats
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Did you know that George Burns was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players ever? As part of the club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, a panel of veteran baseball writers, historians and executives selected a roster of the Top 100 Greatest Indians and Burns was named one of the nine first basemen.

George Burns Baseball Card
George Burns | 1991 Conlon Baseball Card (#309) | Baseball Almanac Collection
On September 14, 1923 , George Burns of the Boston Red Sox became the first Major League first baseman to record an unassisted triple play ! Only two other Major League players had previously turned an unassisted triple play, and both were middle infielders.

George Burns Unassisted Triple Play
George Burns ( Unassisted Triple Play ) | Fitchburg Sentinel | September 15, 1923
When George Burns pinch hit for Fred Heimach at Fenway Park on April 23, 1929 , he became the first New York Yankee to ever take the field wearing #21 .

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