From BR Bullpen
Henry S. Burroughs
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 5' 8", Weight 147 lb.
- Debut May 5, 1871
- Final Game May 7, 1872
- Born February 3, 1845 in Newark, NJ USA
- Died March 31, 1878 in Newark, NJ USA
 Biographical Information
Henry Burroughs was part of the Detroit Base Ball Club in 1865 when he was 20 years old. He was a pitcher and also captain. He had a job as a "professor" at a local gymnasium. A newspaper later said he was a professional, being paid under the table for his baseball playing. Source: "Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan".
He also played for the Eurekas in 1867 as a third baseman.
In 1871-72 he played for the Washington Olympics, mostly as an outfielder. He had one of the highest slugging percentages on the team in 1871.
He died in 1878 around age 33.