George Burns (burnsge02)
George Henry Burns
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1½", Weight 180 lb.
- High School Central High School (Philadelphia)
- Debut April 14, 1914
- Final Game September 29, 1929
- Born January 31, 1893 in Niles, OH USA
- Died January 7, 1978 in Kirkland, WA USA
George Burns played 16 years in the majors leagues and had an excellent year in 1926 when he led the American League in batting and was MVP. In addition, his 64 doubles that year set the record for the most doubles in a season, later to be bested only by Earl Webb in 1931. Unlike Webb, who never came close to his doubles record in another season, Burns hit 51 doubles the following season.
He was called "Tioga George", which helped to distinguish him from the other George Burns, a contemporary who also played around 1800 major league games and had over 2000 hits, but who spent his entire career in the National League.
He also served as a sheriff in later life.
- AL MVP (1926)
- 2-time AL Hits Leader (1918 & 1926)
- AL Total Bases Leader (1918)
- AL Singles Leader (1918)
- AL Doubles Leader (1926)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1926)
- 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1926)
- Won two World Series with the Cleveland Indians (1920) and the Philadelphia Athletics (1929)
|Roger Peckinpaugh||George Burns||Lou Gehrig|
- Doubles, right handed batter, season, 64, 1926 (tied)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1927||Williamsport Grays||New York-Penn League||56-80||8th||none|
|1928||Williamsport Grays||New York-Penn League||69-71||4th||none|
|1929||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||71-83||6th||none|
|1930||San Antonio Indians||Texas League||60-93||7th||none|
|1931||Mission Reds||Pacific Coast League||42-44||--||none||--||replaced by Joe Devine (42-59) on July 2|
|1932||Seattle Indians||Pacific Coast League||67-70||6th||none||replaced Ernie Johnson (23-35) on May 31|
|1933||Seattle Indians||Pacific Coast League||65-119||8th||none|
|1934||Seattle Indians||Pacific Coast League||5-10||--||none||--||replaced by Dutch Ruether|
|Portland Beavers||Pacific Coast League||25-32||--||none||--|| replaced Thomas L. Turner (8-23) on July 19|
Replaced by George Blackerby on September 13