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1991 Conlon TSN #82 Johnny Burnett

John Henderson Burnett

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[edit] Biographical Information

Johnny Burnett holds the all-time record for hits in a major-league game. Playing for the Cleveland Indians on July 10, 1932 Burnett went 9 for 11 in an 18-inning contest against the Philadelphia Athletics. Eight of the hits were against reliever Eddie Rommel in the 18-17 loss.

He managed the Columbia Reds in 1938 and 1939.

[edit] Records Held

  • Most at bats, extra inning game, 11, 7/10/32 (tied)
  • Most hits, game, 9, 7/10/32 [no other player has 9, nor even 8]
  • Most singles, game, 7, 7/10/32

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1938 Columbia Reds South Atlantic League 74-66 3rd (t) Cincinnati Reds Lost first round
1939 Columbia Reds South Atlantic League 58-81 7th Cincinnati Reds

[edit] Further Reading

  • Norman L. Macht: "Marathon at League Park: Ed Rommel's 18-17 Game", in Brad Sullivan, ed.: Batting Four Thousand: Baseball in the Western Reserve, SABR, Cleveland, OH, 2008, pp. 91-93.

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