From BR Bullpen
Thomas Everett Burns
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 152 lb.
- Debut May 1, 1880
- Final Game July 22, 1892
- Born March 30, 1857 in Honesdale, PA USA
- Died March 19, 1902 in Jersey City, NJ USA
 Biographical Information
Tom Burns was a major factor on the Chicago White Stockings of the 1880's in what was called the "Stone Wall infield", playing third base and shortstop. The team was almost always good, and won the pennant several times. When he first broke in, in 1880, the season was only 84 games long and he played every day. When he was a veteran in his last season in Chicago, in 1890, the season had extended to nearly 140 games and he was still playing every day, as the only third baseman who appeared at that position on the team that year.
Burns also managed the Springfield Ponies in 1893 and 1894 and the Springfield Maroons in 1895 and the Ponies in 1896, 1897, 1899, and 1900. In 1901, he was skipper of the Buffalo Pan Ams. He was scheduled to manage the Jersey City Skeeters in 1902 but died of heart disease before the season began.
 Records Held
- Hits, inning, 3, 9/6/1883, 7th inning (tied)
- Runs, inning, 3, 9/6/1883, 7th inning (tied)
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1893||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||64-44||2nd||none||none|
|1894||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||57-54||4th||none||none|
|1895||Springfield Maroons||Eastern League||79-36||1st||none||none League Champs|
|1896||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||54-64||6th||none||none|
|1897||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||68-55||6th||none||none|
|1900||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||61-63||5th||none||none|
|1901||Buffalo Pan Ams||Eastern League||--||--||none||--||replaced Scoops Carey May 14 / replaced by Carey June 29|
|Chicago Orphans Manager