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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #662. Terry Forster… #663. Dick Ruthven… #664. Dave LaRoche… #665. BRITT BURNS… #666. Steve Busby… #667. Rich Harden… #668. Jim Hearn… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1978 19 CHW AL 0 2 .000 12.91 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.2 14 12 11 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 41 31 6.37 2.217 16.4 2.3 3.5 3.5 1.00
1979 20 CHW AL 0 0 5.40 6 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 10 5 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 26 85 5.13 2.200 18.0 1.8 1.8 3.6 2.00
1980 21 CHW AL 15 13 .536 2.84 34 32 1 11 1 0 238.0 213 83 75 17 63 2 133 4 4 1 970 143 3.41 1.160 8.1 0.6 2.4 5.0 2.11 RoY-5
1981 ★ 22 CHW AL 10 6 .625 2.64 24 23 0 5 1 0 156.2 139 52 46 14 49 1 108 6 1 1 651 135 3.44 1.200 8.0 0.8 2.8 6.2 2.20 AS,CYA-7
1982 23 CHW AL 13 5 .722 4.04 28 28 0 5 1 0 169.1 168 89 76 12 67 1 116 3 1 2 736 100 3.51 1.388 8.9 0.6 3.6 6.2 1.73
1983 24 CHW AL 10 11 .476 3.58 29 26 0 8 4 0 173.2 165 79 69 14 55 2 115 5 0 6 732 118 3.52 1.267 8.6 0.7 2.9 6.0 2.09
1984 25 CHW AL 4 12 .250 5.00 34 16 6 2 0 3 117.0 130 74 65 7 45 1 85 4 0 2 519 83 3.35 1.496 10.0 0.5 3.5 6.5 1.89
1985 26 CHW AL 18 11 .621 3.96 36 34 1 8 4 0 227.0 206 105 100 26 79 1 172 2 0 2 944 109 3.73 1.256 8.2 1.0 3.1 6.8 2.18 CYA-7
8 Yrs 70 60 .538 3.66 193 161 8 39 11 3 1094.1 1045 499 445 93 362 8 734 24 6 14 4619 111 3.53 1.286 8.6 0.8 3.0 6.0 2.03
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .538 3.66 37 31 2 7 2 1 210 201 96 85 18 70 2 141 5 1 3 887 111 3.53 1.286 8.6 0.8 3.0 6.0 2.03
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1978 19 CHW AL 7.2 2 2 12 14.09 4.30 -0.08 0.13 105.2 4.74 -8 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .204 .496
1979 20 CHW AL 5.0 6 0 5 9.00 4.93 0.10 -0.40 102.2 4.53 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .460 .499
1980 21 CHW AL 238.0 34 32 83 3.14 4.63 -0.07 0.14 99.7 4.83 44 4.9 .8 -0.1 7.0 67 .646 .531 RoY-5
1981 ★ 22 CHW AL 156.2 24 23 52 2.99 4.09 -0.03 0.13 99.5 4.23 22 2.6 2.2 -0.1 4.0 35 .610 .516 AS,CYA-7
1982 23 CHW AL 169.1 28 28 89 4.73 4.53 -0.26 0.15 98.9 4.89 4 0.4 -0.1 1.9 19 .514 .502 $350,000
1983 24 CHW AL 173.2 29 26 79 4.09 4.44 0.28 0.13 102.5 4.40 5 0.6 2.0 -0.1 2.1 22 .520 .504 $550,000
1984 25 CHW AL 117.0 34 16 74 5.69 4.40 0.07 0.02 104.4 4.54 -15 -1.5 1.3 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .456 .491 $750,000
1985 26 CHW AL 227.0 36 34 105 4.16 4.62 0.00 0.15 104.5 4.98 21 2.2 2.5 -0.1 4.2 42 .561 .514 $727,500 CYA-7
8 Seasons 1094.1 193 161 499 4.10 4.48 -0.01 0.13 101.6 4.68 70 8.4 1.4 -0.7 18.0 172 .544 .509 $2,377,500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1983 24 CHW AL ALCS L BAL 0 1 .000 0.96 1 1 0 0 0 0 9.1 6 1 1 1 5 0 8 1 0 0 38 1.179 5.8 1.0 4.8 7.7 1.60
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 0.96 1 1 0 0 0 0 9.1 6 1 1 1 5 0 8 1 0 0 38 1.179 5.8 1.0 4.8 7.7 1.60

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1978 19 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 20 CHW AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1980 21 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 RoY-5
1981 ★ 22 CHW AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-7
1982 23 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 24 CHW AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 25 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 26 CHW AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-7
8 Yrs 193 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1978 19 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1979 20 CHW AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1980 21 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 RoY-5
1981 ★ 22 CHW AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS,CYA-7
1982 23 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $350,000 1
1983 24 CHW AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $550,000 1
1984 25 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $750,000 1
1985 26 CHW AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $727,500 1 CYA-7
8 Seasons 193 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $2,377,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1983 24 CHW AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1980 AL  7.0 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1980 AL  7.0 (1st)
1981 AL  4.0 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1980 AL  2.84 (3rd)
1981 AL  2.64 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1985 AL  18 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1982 AL  .722 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1980 AL  1.160 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1980 AL  8.055 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1981 AL  6.204 (5th)
1982 AL  6.165 (7th)
1983 AL  5.960 (9th)
1985 AL  6.819 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1981 AL  108 (2nd)
1985 AL  172 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1981 AL  23 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1983 AL  4 (2nd)
1985 AL  4 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1981 AL  14 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1980 AL  2.111 (10th)
1981 AL  2.204 (8th)
1983 AL  2.091 (8th)
1985 AL  2.177 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1981 AL  6 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1980 AL  143 (3rd)
1981 AL  135 (6th)
1983 AL  118 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1980 AL  3.41 (7th)
1982 AL  3.51 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1980 AL  32 (3rd)
1981 AL  16 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1980 AL  3.4 (3rd)
1981 AL  1.8 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1980 AL  35.08 (3rd)
1981 AL  16.32 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1980 AL  4.1 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1980 AL  2.8 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1980 AL  3.7 (3rd)
1981 AL  1.8 (8th)

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

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 28 (857), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 13 (863), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (870), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (539th), 18.1 career WAR/18.6 7yr-peak WAR/18.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1982 23 Chicago White Sox $350,000 ? 2/13/82 TSN
1983 24 Chicago White Sox $550,000 ? 2/13/82 TSN
1984 25 Chicago White Sox $750,000 ? 2/13/82 TSN
1985 26 Chicago White Sox $727,500 ? 1985 USA Today survey; 1/7/85 TSN
1986 27 New York Yankees $750,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Missed entire season with injury
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,127,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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