Jeff Burroughs Stats

Jeff Burroughs was born on Wednesday, March 7, 1951, in Long Beach, California. Burroughs was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 20, 1970, 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 Jeff Burroughs baseball stats page.

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"Three years ago Ted Williams banished Jeff Burroughs to the minors, telling the blonde slugger to heat his bat and cool his head. Burroughs, then 20, had a temper that exceeded his batting average. During his tantrums he often tossed bats and helmets and kicked water coolers. When Williams sent Burroughs to Denver of the American Association, the youngster was batting .185, with just one home run and a mess of strikeouts. He finished the season in the minors batting .303 and hitting 24 homers. And it was no secret he didn't care for Williams , the Hall of Famer who then managed the Texas Rangers . But Burroughs learned and now he praises Williams for helping him become the American League's Most Valuable Player for 1974. 'We had our differences,' Burroughs said of his former manager who convinced Bob Short to sign the youngster as the team's No. 1 draft choice in 1969. 'But I have to say that Ted Williams taught me to think at the plate a little more - that hitting isn't just walking up there and taking three swipes.'" - The Valley Morning News (UPI, 11/21/1974, 'Williams' Protege MVP In American League', Page C1)

Jeff Burroughs

Jeff Burroughs Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#272 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Jeff Burroughs Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#272 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Jeffrey Alan Burroughs
Nickname:
Jeff
Born On:
03-07-1951  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Long Beach, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Woodrow Wilson High School (Long Beach, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
07-20-1970 (Age 19)
Last Game:
10-06-1985
Draft:
1969 : 1st Round (1st) / Signing Bonus = $88,000

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Jeff Burroughs Pitching Stats

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Jeff Burroughs Hitting Stats

1970 19 Senators 6 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
1971 20 Senators 59 181 20 42 9 0 5 0 25 22 0 55 0 0 1 4 .232 .319 .365
1972 21 Rangers 22 65 4 12 1 0 1 0 3 5 0 22 0 0 0 2 .185 .243 .246
1973 22 Rangers 151 526 71 147 17 1 30 3 85 67 3 88 0 11 1 8 .279 .355 .487
1974 23 Rangers 152 554 84 167 33 2 25 2 118 91 12 104 0 12 5 17 .301 .397 .504
1975 24 Rangers 152 585 81 132 20 0 29 0 94 79 11 155 0 7 1 13 .226 .315 .409
1976 25 Rangers 158 604 71 143 22 2 18 0 86 69 4 93 2 4 2 22 .237 .315 .369
1977 26 Braves 154 579 91 157 19 1 41 2 114 86 2 126 0 6 0 8 .271 .362 .520
1978 27 Braves 153 488 72 147 30 6 23 0 77 117 12 92 0 6 0 16 .301 .432 .529
1979 28 Braves 116 397 49 89 14 1 11 1 47 73 7 75 0 2 3 14 .224 .347 .348
1980 29 Braves 99 278 35 73 14 0 13 0 51 35 6 57 1 2 2 4 .263 .347 .453
1981 30 Mariners 89 319 32 81 13 1 10 1 41 41 3 64 0 0 0 7 .254 .339 .395
1982 31 Athletics 113 285 42 79 13 2 16 1 48 45 0 61 1 3 0 8 .277 .372 .505
1983 32 Athletics 121 401 43 108 15 1 10 0 56 47 4 79 0 7 0 16 .269 .341 .387
1984 33 Athletics 58 71 5 15 1 0 2 0 8 18 0 23 0 1 0 2 .211 .367 .310
1985 34 Blue Jays 86 191 19 49 9 3 6 0 28 34 1 36 0 2 0 7 .257 .366 .429
16 Years 1,689 5,536 720 1,443 230 20 240 10 882 831 65 1,135 4 63 15 148 .261 .355 .439

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Jeff Burroughs Fielding Stats

1970 Senators RF 3 3 78 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1971 Senators LF 34 24 654 44 1.3 41 40 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .932 1.69
1971 Senators RF 23 23 566 44 1.9 44 41 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.10
1972 Rangers 1B 1 0 18 6 6.0 6 6 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1972 Rangers LF 17 13 414 31 1.8 29 27 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.89
1972 Rangers RF 2 0 33 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1973 Rangers 1B 3 1 42 17 5.7 17 16 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.93
1973 Rangers LF 45 41 1,043 88 2.0 84 79 5 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.17
1973 Rangers RF 105 102 2,683 235 2.2 231 223 8 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.32
1974 Rangers 1B 2 2 39 13 6.5 12 11 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 8.31
1974 Rangers RF 150 149 3,911 248 1.7 241 231 10 7 5 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.66
1975 Rangers RF 148 147 3,992 268 1.8 259 248 11 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.75
1976 Rangers RF 155 154 4,083 306 2.0 302 290 12 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.00
1977 Braves RF 154 153 4,038 264 1.7 257 248 9 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.72
1978 Braves LF 146 146 3,548 247 1.7 241 228 13 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.83
1979 Braves LF 110 110 2,698 196 1.8 189 180 9 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.89
1980 Braves LF 73 72 1,880 137 1.9 134 134 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.92
1981 Mariners LF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1981 Mariners RF 86 86 2,122 135 1.6 133 129 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.69
1982 Athletics LF 15 11 285 23 1.5 23 23 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
1982 Athletics RF 18 14 356 22 1.2 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
1984 Athletics LF 4 0 21 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
RF Totals 844 831 21,862 1,527 1.8 1,494 1,437 57 33 17 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.85
LF Totals 445 418 10,567 770 1.7 745 715 30 25 3 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.90
1B Totals 6 3 99 36 6.0 35 33 2 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 9.55
14 Years 1,295 1,252 32,528 2,333 1.8 2,274 2,185 89 59 23 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.89

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Jeff Burroughs Miscellaneous Stats

1970 Senators 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 12.0 - - -
1971 Senators 1 0 1.000 11 1 n/a 36.2 3.3 7.2 - - -
1972 Rangers 0 2 .000 4 1 n/a 65.0 3.0 21.7 - - -
1973 Rangers 0 0 .000 5 0 1 17.5 6.0 6.2 - - -
1974 Rangers 2 3 .400 0 0 1 22.2 5.3 4.7 - - -
1975 Rangers 4 4 .500 2 0 3 20.2 3.8 6.2 - - -
1976 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 3 33.6 6.5 7.0 - - -
1977 Braves 4 1 .800 1 0 n/a 14.1 4.6 5.1 - - -
1978 Braves 1 2 .333 6 0 n/a 21.2 5.3 6.3 - - -
1979 Braves 2 2 .500 6 0 n/a 36.1 5.3 8.4 - - -
1980 Braves 1 1 .500 27 0 n/a 21.4 4.9 5.5 - - -
1981 Mariners 0 1 .000 1 0 1 31.9 5.0 7.8 - - -
1982 Athletics 1 3 .250 39 0 48 17.8 4.7 5.9 - - -
1983 Athletics 0 2 .000 15 0 114 40.1 5.1 7.2 - - -
1984 Athletics 0 0 .000 42 1 23 35.5 3.1 8.9 - - -
1985 Blue Jays 0 1 .000 32 0 75 31.8 5.3 6.8 - - -
16 Years 16 22 .421 194 3 269 23.1 4.9 6.3 - - -

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Jeff Burroughs Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1970 Washington Senators 20 $12,200.00 - -
1971 Washington Senators 20 $13,750.00 - -
1972 Texas Rangers 20 $14,500.00 - -
1973 Texas Rangers 20 Undetermined - -
1974 Texas Rangers 20 Undetermined Stats -
1975 Texas Rangers 20 Undetermined - -
1976 Texas Rangers 20 $105,000.00 - -
1977 Atlanta Braves 7 $125,000.00 - -
1978 Atlanta Braves 7 $150,000.00 Stats -
1979 Atlanta Braves 7 Undetermined - -
1980 Atlanta Braves 7 Undetermined - -
1981 Seattle Mariners 5 Undetermined - -
1982 Oakland Athletics 3 Undetermined - -
1983 Oakland Athletics 3 Undetermined - -
1984 Oakland Athletics 3 Undetermined - -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 44 $350,000.00 - -
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Jeff Burroughs was the first player taken in the 1969 Baseball Draft , joining fellow number one draft picks : Rick Monday ( 1965 Baseball Draft ), Steve Chilcott ( 1966 Baseball Draft ), Ron Blomberg ( 1967 Baseball Draft ) and Tim Foli ( 1968 Baseball Draft ).

The original Washington Senators (1901 through 1960 / then they became the modern-day Minnesota Twins ) never had the first pick in the baseball draft . The second Washington Senators (1961 through 1971 / then they became the modern-day Texas Rangers ) had exactly one first pick , and that honor went to Jeff Burroughs.

Did you know that Jeff Burroughs was the first player from the Texas Rangers to win a Most Valuable Player Award (1974)? The American League RBI Champion received 248 points by the baseball writers, easily earning him the American League MVP - rounding out the top ten were Joe Rudi (161 points), Sal Bando (143 points), Reggie Jackson (119 points), Fergie Jenkins (118 points), Catfish Hunter (107 points), Rod Carew (70 points), Elliott Maddox (59 points), Bobby Grich (49 points) and Mike Cuellar (42 points).

Did you know that Jeff Burroughs was the first number one draft pick to win the Most Valuable Player Award , and to date, one of only seven - Ken Griffey, Jr. (1997), Chipper Jones (1999), Alex Rodriguez (2003, 2005, 2007), Joe Mauer (2009), Josh Hamilton (2010), Bryce Harper (2015) - in baseball history?

Did you know that when the San Diego Padres drafted Sean Burroughs in the first round of the 1998 Baseball Draft , he and his father, Jeff, became the second father-son combo to both be drafted in the first round? Tom ( 1966 Baseball Draft ) and Ben Grieve ( 1994 Baseball Draft ) were the first.

Ten Cent Beer Night
Ten Cent Beer Night | June 4, 1974 | Cleveland Stadium
On June 4, 1974 , Jeff Burroughs was playing right field for the Texas Rangers in Cleveland Stadium and having a less then memorable day at the plate, going 0-for-3. The fans, however, were (SERIOUSLY) enjoying a stadium promotion called Ten Cent Beer Night, which erupted into an actual on-field riot in the ninth inning! A 19-year-old fan named Terry Yerkic ran onto the field and attempted to steal Jeff's hat. Burroughs tripped during the confrontation, his manager ( Billy Martin
Ten Cent Beer Night
Ten Cent Beer Night | The Naples Daily News | June 5, 1974 | Page 2C

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