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George BurnsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1914-1929 MLB Years: 1914-1929
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion
Positions1B-1671, OF-50Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGeorge Henry Burns
Height6-1Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 31,1893PlaceNiles,Ohio
Death DateJanuary 7,1978 [84.341]
High SchoolCentral (Philadelphia,PA)
MLB DebutApril 14,1914 [21.073]
OrganizationsCLE [7] DET [4] PHA [4] BOS [2] NYA [2] Awards1Awards Voting4-77
TBC Player ID9440Retrosheet IDburng102MLBAM ID111746
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed72Power83Contact40XBH78RBIs48Runs58Hitting77Durability78Team.501Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1914Detroit TigersALMLBdet-1b2113747855139225557231332561222000.291.351.389.74018632544.321.098.186.3585.8810.291.750.9295.6023.02
1915Detroit TigersALMLBdet-1b221053924999183550932251517000.253.301.352.65313826436.280.099.171.3175.0511.702.321.1578.4026.26
1916Detroit TigersALMLBdet-1b23135479601372264731202230719000.286.327.382.70918332527.299.096.167.3424.175.691.360.76119.7523.36
1917Detroit TigersALMLBdet-1b2411940742921410140301533614000.226.264.317.58112925442.244.091.135.2823.397.472.200.23407.0027.17
1918Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-1b251305056117822967080232588000.352.390.467.85723637544.363.115.176.4154.234.601.091.1084.1720.79
1919Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-1b26126470631392998571501918126000.296.339.447.78621046507.295.151.223.3713.753.550.951.5858.7533.09
1920Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-of2722601143017406711000.233.313.333.64620468.250.100.267.3128.8210.291.171.4760.0028.57
1920Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b27445671541013104322000.268.339.375.71421564.283.107.196.3396.254.690.750.000.0033.33
1920Totals for AL-AL         661168297112050101033000.250.326.353.679419132.267.103.233.3257.587.581.000.76116.0031.03
1921Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b2884244528821404931131926000.361.398.480.87811725265.391.119.180.4024.917.171.460.000.0028.41
1922Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-1b29147558711713251273822028915000.306.341.446.78724949602.307.140.186.3603.324.651.401.9946.5028.65
1923Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-1b3014655191181475782974533712000.328.386.470.85625959615.341.142.227.3967.325.370.731.1478.7132.60
1924Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b311294626414337546814529271523000.310.370.437.80720246529.323.127.210.3765.485.100.930.76115.5032.17
1925Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b32127488691644146791611242438000.336.371.473.84423151523.345.137.197.3844.594.591.001.1581.3331.10
1926Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b331516039721664341141372833818000.358.394.494.88829871657.375.136.192.4104.265.021.180.61150.7532.87
1927Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b34140549841755123781311422779000.319.375.435.81023956607.331.116.197.3776.924.450.640.49183.0032.00
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-1b3582209295212153023171166000.249.323.388.7118118238.244.139.215.3317.144.620.652.1041.8034.62
1928New York YankeesALMLBnya-1b3544120000000100000.500.500.5001.000204.667.000.000.4670.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1928Totals for AL-AL         86213305412153023171266000.254.326.390.7168318242.250.136.211.3337.024.960.712.0742.6033.33
1929New York YankeesALMLBnya213699000000000400000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-1b36294951350111102301000.265.294.429.72321652.267.164.224.3223.855.771.501.9249.0046.15
1929Totals for AL-AL         385851350111102701000.224.250.362.61221661.240.138.190.2743.2811.483.501.6458.0046.15
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter186665739012018444727295115463363433110187000.307.354.429.78328225887233.321.122.191.0005.025.991.191.0091.2929.14
Cleveland Indians Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter7572611402853230202243162381571444372000.327.375.455.83011892722883.340.128.198.0005.454.990.920.76118.6831.89
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter49617562064677624152204716911703072000.266.313.362.6756361151949.288.096.166.0004.678.721.870.77117.0724.63
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter293110916235279101915517965611627000.317.364.458.8225081081217.324.141.206.0005.345.010.941.5658.3730.68
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter307108413034459181614528050532116000.317.359.449.808487931171.323.132.204.0004.274.531.061.3767.7527.03
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1313120000000500000.154.154.154.3082013.250.000.000.0000.0038.460.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625717817539668313532381016000.307.354.429.78324551628.321.122.191.0005.025.991.191.0091.2929.14

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1914Detroit TigersALMLBdet211B137--157979307216881658.98212.10------137100.089.5
1915Detroit TigersALMLBdet221B104--115557176512291212.98611.65------10599.067.5
1916Detroit TigersALMLBdet231B124--135554227114311409.98511.36------13591.980.5
1917Detroit TigersALMLBdet241B104--112757124411961184.99011.38------11987.468.0
1918Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha251B128--13841042610915141488.98311.63------13098.5100.0
1918Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha25OF2--5-1-65.8332.50------1301.51.6
1919Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha261B86--9187120441009989.98011.50------12668.361.4
1919Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha26OF34--534426157.9341.68------12627.024.3
1920Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha27OF13--2031-2423.9581.77------2259.18.4
1920Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B12--849219593.9797.75------4427.37.8
1920Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF1---------------442.30.6
1921Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle281B73--53441640581575.9907.88------8486.947.4
1922Boston Red SoxALMLBbos291B140--1412942010315261506.98710.76------14795.290.9
1923Boston Red SoxALMLBbos301B146--1485921610315931577.99010.80------146100.096.1
1924Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle311B127--1227110188513551337.98710.53------12998.483.0
1925Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle321B126--119582149412911277.98910.13------12799.281.8
1926Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle331B151--1499991912216171598.98810.58------151100.098.1
1927Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle341B139--13621021511114791464.99010.53------14099.390.8
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle351B53--47038844516508.9849.58------8264.634.4
1928New York YankeesALMLBnya351B2--7---771.0003.50------450.01.3
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha361B19--995-91041041.0005.47------2965.512.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 16 season(s)-   1B1671--16892109424511171823117986.98710.76------16710.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF50--787629185.9341.70------500.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1914Detroit TigersALMLBdet21--137--------
1915Detroit TigersALMLBdet22--104--------
1916Detroit TigersALMLBdet23--124--------
1917Detroit TigersALMLBdet24--104--------
1918Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha25--128------2-
1919Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha26--86------34-
1920Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha27---------13-
1920Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--12------1-
1921Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28--73--------
1922Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29--140--------
1923Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30--146--------
1924Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31--127--------
1925Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32--126--------
1926Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33--151--------
1927Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34--139--------
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35--53--------
1928New York YankeesALMLBnya35--2--------
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha36--19--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1917New York GiantsWorld SeriesMLB24622350002102600000.227.292.227.5195024.313.000.1368.3325.003.000.000.000.00
1920Cleveland IndiansWorld SeriesMLB27510131002003300000.300.462.400.8624113.429.100.40023.0823.081.000.000.0033.33
1921New York GiantsWorld SeriesMLB288332114102103500000.333.389.515.90417536.393.182.3038.3313.891.670.000.0045.45
1929Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB3612000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs206761951062081500000.284.360.388.74826675.365.104.25410.6720.001.880.000.0031.58

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1931New York GiantsNLMLBMLBny138Assistant Coach1528765.57213.02John McGraw
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1926American League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2024-01-07TradeTraded by Red Sox with Chick Fewster and Roxy Walters to Indians for Bill Wambsganss, Joe Connolly, Steve O'Neill and Dan Boone. 
2021-12-24TradeTraded by Indians with Elmer Smith and Joe Harris to Red Sox for Stuffy McInnis. 
2018-03-08TradeTraded by Yankees to Athletics for Ping Bodie. 
1929-06-19Purchased by Athletics from Yankees. 
1928-09-17Purchased by Yankees from Indians. 
1920-05-29Purchased by Indians from Athletics. 
1918-03-08Purchased by Yankees from Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.