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William Thomas Burns
(Sleepy Bill)

  • Bats Both, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.

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"Sleepy" Bill Burns earned his nickname for his noticeable lack of intensity on the mound.

Though out of Major League Baseball for seven years before the Black Sox Scandal, Burns brought together the the "Black Sox" and the gamblers who fixed the 1919 World Series. Burns was discovered hiding in Mexico by Ban Johnson; Arnold Rothstein testified in court that all he knew of the fix was that Burns and Abe Attell had approached him about fixing the Series. He thus became the star prosecution witness in the Chicago trial.

Burns managed the 1920 Mineral Wells Resorters.

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1920 Mineral Wells Resorters West Texas League 3rd none replaced Charley Stis

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