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Smoky Burgess

Forrest Harrill Burgess (Smoky)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 6, 1927 in Caroleen, North Carolina, US
Died: September 15, 1991 in Asheville, North Carolina, US
High School: Tri HS (Corleen, NC)

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Minors Batting

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1944 17 -3.3 Lockport PONY D CHC 54 203 66 6 3 2 .325 .414 84
1945 18 -5.2 Portsmouth PIED B CHC 12 45 18 2 4 0 .400 .622 28
1946 19 -11.0 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1
1947 20 -5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A CHC 115 426 161 31 4 11 .378 .547 233
1947 20 -5.3 Fayetteville TRIS B CHC 99 388 150 28 2 11 .387 .554 215
1947 20 -5.0 Macon SALL A CHC 16 38 11 3 2 0 .289 .474 18
1948 21 -6.3 Nashville SOUA AA CHC 116 433 167 38 6 22 .386 .654 283
1949 22 -7.7 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 19 45 43 5 12 1 0 2 12 1 2 4 .279 .311 .442 .753 19 0 0
1950 23 -5.1 Springfield IL AAA CHC 88 349 315 55 103 15 10 8 52 4 29 23 .327 .386 .514 .900 162 1 4
7 Seasons 405 1503 1467 60 528 93 27 45 64 5 31 27 .360 .374 .552 .926 810 1 4
B (2 seasons) B 111 433 433 168 30 6 11 .388 .388 .561 .949 243
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 108 396 360 60 116 16 10 10 64 5 31 27 .322 .378 .506 .883 182 1 4
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

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Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1949 22 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC LF 8 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 2.75
1949 22 Chicago NL MLB CHC C 8 27 21 6 0 2 1.000 3.38 0
1950 23 Springfield IL AAA CHC C 78 359 314 34 11 4 .969 4.46 4
1951 24 Chicago NL MLB CHC C 64 250 210 35 5 6 .980 3.83 6
1952 25 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI C 104 497 439 47 11 6 .978 4.67 2
1953 26 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI C 95 421 395 23 3 8 .993 4.40 10
1954 27 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI C 91 396 356 30 10 4 .975 4.24 5
1955 28 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI C 6 36 35 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 1
1955 28 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 107 499 457 35 7 6 .986 4.60 8
1956 29 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 55 275 257 18 0 2 1.000 5.00 4
1957 30 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 45 241 223 15 3 0 .988 5.29 3
1958 31 Cincinnati NL MLB CIN C 58 322 297 21 4 2 .988 5.48 3
1959 32 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT C 101 488 441 39 8 4 .984 4.75 3
1960 33 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT C 89 526 485 38 3 7 .994 5.88 2
1961 34 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT C 92 457 426 27 4 4 .991 4.92 7
1962 35 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT C 101 602 550 45 7 5 .988 5.89 11
1963 36 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT C 72 408 364 40 4 4 .990 5.61 7
1964 37 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT C 44 257 237 18 2 3 .992 5.80 1
1965 38 Chicago AL MLB CHW C 5 20 17 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 0
1966 39 Chicago AL MLB CHW C 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 0
2 Seasons 86 381 335 35 11 4 .971 4.30 4
C (1 season) AAA C 78 359 314 34 11 4 .969 4.46 4
LF (1 season) AAA LF 8 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 2.75

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1944 17 Lockport Cubs Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League D CHC
1945 18 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League B CHC
1946 19 Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League AAA CHC
1947 20 Macon Peaches South Atlantic League A CHC
1947 20 Fayetteville Cubs Tri-State League B CHC
1948 21 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association AA CHC
1949 22 Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League AAA CHC
1949 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1
1950 23 Springfield Cubs International League AAA CHC
1951 24 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1951-04-23 1951-09-30
1952 25 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1952-04-16 1952-09-24
1953 26 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
1954 27 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1954-04-18 1954-09-26
1955 28 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1955-04-17 1955-04-24
1955 28 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB CIN 2 1955-05-01 1955-09-25
1956 29 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB CIN 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
1957 30 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB CIN 1 1957-04-20 1957-09-29
1958 31 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB CIN 1 1958-04-15 1958-09-28
1959 32 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
1960 33 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1960-04-12 1960-10-02
1961 34 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1961-04-11 1961-09-28
1962 35 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1962-04-10 1962-09-18
1963 36 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1963-04-08 1963-09-25
1964 37 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1964-04-14 1964-09-12
1964 37 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 2 1964-09-15 1964-10-02
1965 38 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 1 1965-04-14 1965-10-01
1966 39 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-30
1967 40 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 1 1967-04-12 1967-10-01

Sabr ID: 24804821

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