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Jeffrey Alan Burroughs
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.
- School Long Beach City College
- High School Woodrow Wilson Classical High School
- Debut July 20, 1970
- Final Game October 6, 1985
- Born March 7, 1951 in Long Beach, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Jeff was born in Long Beach, CA, and attended high school and college there. Bobby Grich, born two years earlier, attended the same high school as Jeff. Drafted by the Washington Senators in 1969, he played in the minors in 1969-72, showing power each year. Most of that time (1970-72) was spent at AAA Denver.
Beginning in 1970 at age 19, he spent part of each season at the major league level. With the 1971 Senators he had over 200 plate appearances, posting an OPS+ of 99. He finally became a regular in 1973, and hit 30 home runs.
After his MVP season in 1974, he had some other notable years. In 1975 his 29 home runs were fifth in the league, although he was also the league leader in strikeouts. In 1977 he was second in the league with 41 home runs (behind George Foster, who hit 52 that year). In 1978 he led the league in walks and OBP, hitting .301 for the second time in his career.
In the last seven years of his major league career, he never had as many as 500 at-bats in a season, maxing at 401 in 1983.
The overall #1 pick in the 1969 amateur draft, he reportedly had a clause put in his signing contract that no matter what, his parents were not to get any of his money under any circumstances.
He is the father of Sean Burroughs.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time All-Star (1974 & 1978)
- AL MVP (1974)
- NL On-Base Percentage Leader (1978)
- AL RBI Leader (1974)
- NL Bases on Balls Leader (1978)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 5 (1973-1975, 1977 & 1978)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1973 & 1977)
- 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1977)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1974 & 1977)
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