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Thomas Roland Burgess
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1954
- Final Game September 29, 1962
- Born September 1, 1927 in London, ON CAN
- Died November 24, 2008 in London, ON CAN
 Biographical Information
First baseman/outfielder Tom Burgess had a cup of coffee in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1954 and a more prolonged stay with the Los Angeles Angels in 1962. He played for the Rochester Red Wings from 1953 to 1958, hitting 93 home runs over that span.
After his playing career ended, Burgess managed in the minors for many years. He was a New York Mets coach in 1977 and a member of the Atlanta Braves staff in 1978. He later scouted Ontario for the Seattle Mariners.
He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in 1992 and the London, ON Sports Hall of Fame at the John Labatt Centre in 2003. He is also a member of the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame.
Burgess died of cancer at his home at age 81.