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John Irving Burns (Slug)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.

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After his playing career ended, Jack Burns managed the Toronto Maple Leafs (1938-1939), Bradford Bees (1942) and Fall River Indians (1946). He was a Boston Red Sox scout in 1947 and 1948, managed the Scranton Red Sox from 1949-1951, piloted the Albany Senators from 1952-1954, was a Red Sox coach again from 1955 to 1959 and scouted for Boston again from 1961 to 1973.

His son, John Jr., played in the Detroit Tigers organization in the mid-1950s.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1938 Toronto Maple Leafs International League 48-44 5th none replaced Dan Howley (24-37)
1939 Toronto Maple Leafs International League -- -- none replaced by Tony Lazzeri
1942 Bradford Bees Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League 56-68 6th Boston Bees
1946 Fall River Indians New England League 30-94 7th none
1949 Scranton Red Sox Eastern League 65-45 2nd Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round replaced Mike Ryba (14-16) May 29
1950 Scranton Red Sox Eastern League 54-85 8th Boston Red Sox
1951 Scranton Red Sox Eastern League 77-60 2nd Boston Red Sox League Champs
1952 Albany Senators Eastern League 82-54 1st Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1953 Albany Senators Eastern League -- 4th Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round replaced by Elmer Yoter from July 27-August 9
1954 Albany Senators Eastern League 75-64 3rd Boston Red Sox League Champs

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