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Emmanuel Allen Burriss

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Shortstop Emmanuel Burriss was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round of the 2006 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Sean O'Connor and made his pro debut that summer with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, hitting .307 with 35 stolen bases and 50 runs scored in 65 games. He split the next year between the Augusta GreenJackets, for whom he hit .321 with 51 steals in 89 games, and the San Jose Giants, where he hit just .165 but stole 17 bases in 36 contests. After beginning 2008 with the Fresno Grizzlies, he was called up by the Giants and made his big league debut on April 20th.

On September 26, 2008, Burriss scored a run in a unique way. Bengie Molina hit a home run that was at first called a single. Burriss immediately entered the game to pinch run for Molina, and when the play was reviewed and called a home run, Molina could not re-enter the game to finish his home run trot. Molina was credited with a home run and 2 RBI, but Burriss was credited with the run scored. (The BR box score and the game logs for Molina and Burriss do not correctly reflect this unique event, but their season and career statistics are listed correctly.)

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