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Britt Burns

Robert Britt Burns

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 8, 1959 in Houston, TX
High School: Huffman HS (Birmingham, AL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 5, 1978 (Age 19.058)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1978-1985

Final Game: September 30, 1985 (Age 26.114)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1978 CHW AL 19 P 2 2 0 7.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.35 1.00 .955 1.88 1.90 0 0 0
1979 CHW AL 20 P 6 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.98 1.88 1 0 0% 36% 0
1980 CHW AL 21 P 34 32 11 238.0 41 6 34 1 0 .976 1.51 1.18 .957 1.85 1.85 19 12 39% 35% 2 RoY-5
1981 CHW AL 22 P 24 23 5 156.2 9 0 8 1 0 .889 0.46 0.33 .963 1.98 1.98 16 6 27% 38% 2 AS,CYA-7
1982 CHW AL 23 P 28 28 5 169.1 18 2 14 2 0 .889 0.85 0.57 .958 1.80 1.80 11 6 35% 36% 3
1983 CHW AL 24 P 29 26 8 173.2 17 1 15 1 1 .941 0.83 0.55 .958 1.80 1.78 15 8 35% 33% 4
1984 CHW AL 25 P 34 16 2 117.0 21 2 17 2 0 .905 1.46 0.56 .958 1.79 1.78 11 5 31% 36% 1
1985 CHW AL 26 P 36 34 8 227.0 35 6 27 2 0 .943 1.31 0.92 .953 1.86 1.84 17 8 32% 33% 1 CYA-7
8 Seasons P 193 161 39 1094.1 143 17 117 9 1 .937 1.10 0.69 .957 1.85 1.84 90 45 33% 35% 13
8 Seasons TOT 193 161 39 1094.1 143 17 117 9 1 .937 1.10 0.69 .957 1.85 1.84 90 45 33% 35% 13
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1978 CHW AL 19 P
1979 CHW AL 20 P
1980 CHW AL 21 P
1981 CHW AL 22 P
1982 CHW AL 23 P
1983 CHW AL 24 P
1984 CHW AL 25 P
1985 CHW AL 26 P
8 Seasons P
8 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 CHW AL 19 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CHW AL 20 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CHW AL 21 34 32 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CHW AL 22 24 23 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CHW AL 23 28 28 0 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CHW AL 24 29 26 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHW AL 25 34 16 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHW AL 26 36 34 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 193 161 0 193 193 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1978 CHW AL 19 41 85% 29% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CHW AL 20 26 92% 23% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CHW AL 21 970 83% 25% 33 91% 1 6 0 5 31 27 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 100%
1981 CHW AL 22 651 79% 22% 9 78% 0 0 0 0 9 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1982 CHW AL 23 736 78% 21% 14 79% 0 2 0 2 14 10 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 50%
1983 CHW AL 24 732 80% 24% 14 71% 0 1 0 1 15 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0%
1984 CHW AL 25 519 78% 20% 18 83% 0 2 0 2 18 14 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1985 CHW AL 26 944 76% 24% 26 92% 1 5 1 4 26 21 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 100%
8 Seasons 4619 79% 23% 116 85% 2 16 1 14 115 89 1 9 0 8 1 7 1 0 0 1 25 88%
MLB Averages 82% 27% 92% 90%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1981 AL (7, 1%)
1985 AL (7, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1981 Aug 23rd AL Player of the Week

Youngest s c a p y
1978 AL  born 1959-06-08 (4th)
1979 AL  born 1959-06-08 (4th)

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Name and misspellings: Robert Britt Burns

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