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Jack Burns

John Irving Burns (Slug)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 31, 1907 in Cambridge, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1930 (Age 23.017)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Tigers 1930-1936

Final Game: September 27, 1936 (Age 29.027)
Died: April 18, 1975 in Brighton, MA
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1689. Rick Ankiel… #1690. Brad Hawpe… #1691. Ray Sanders… #1692. JACK BURNS… #1693. Lee Stevens… #1694. Rafael Ramirez… #1695. Mark Lemke… 

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
1930 22 SLB AL 8 36 30 5 9 3 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 .300 .400 .400 .800 101 12 0 1 /3
1931 23 SLB AL 144 621 570 75 148 27 7 4 70 19 12 42 58 .260 .312 .353 .664 72 201 1 8 *3
1932 24 SLB AL 150 700 617 111 188 33 8 11 70 17 11 61 43 .305 .368 .438 .806 104 270 1 21 *3
1933 25 SLB AL 144 617 556 89 160 43 4 7 71 11 11 56 51 .288 .353 .417 .770 99 232 0 6 *3
1934 26 SLB AL 154 688 612 86 157 28 8 13 73 9 3 62 47 .257 .327 .392 .719 80 240 2 12 *3
1935 27 SLB AL 143 638 549 77 157 28 1 5 67 3 2 68 49 .286 .366 .368 .734 88 202 1 20 *3
1936 28 TOT AL 147 665 572 98 161 37 3 4 64 4 8 82 46 .281 .374 .378 .752 86 216 3 8 *3
1936 28 SLB AL 9 17 14 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .214 .353 .286 .639 58 4 0 0 /3
1936 28 DET AL 138 648 558 96 158 36 3 4 63 4 8 79 45 .283 .375 .380 .755 87 212 3 8 *3
7 Yrs 890 3965 3506 541 980 199 31 44 417 63 47 376 299 .280 .351 .392 .742 88 1373 8 76
162 Game Avg. 162 722 638 98 178 36 6 8 76 11 9 68 54 .280 .351 .392 .742 88 250 1 14
SLB (7 yrs) 752 3317 2948 445 822 163 28 40 354 59 39 297 254 .279 .346 .394 .740 89 1161 5 68
DET (1 yr) 138 648 558 96 158 36 3 4 63 4 8 79 45 .283 .375 .380 .755 87 212 3 8

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
1930 22 SLB AL 8 36 0 0 0 1 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.1 0.1 1 $1,500 /3
1931 23 SLB AL 144 621 -25 -1 0 9 -7 -23 -2.2 23 0 0.1 .485 .486 -0.8 0.3 -9 $3,430 *3
1932 24 SLB AL 150 700 4 -0 0 2 -7 -2 -0.2 25 23 2.2 .499 .499 2.1 -0.5 21 $4,000 *3
1933 25 SLB AL 144 617 -1 -2 0 -5 -7 -14 -1.4 23 9 0.8 .490 .491 1.3 -1.1 14 $4,500 *3
1934 26 SLB AL 154 688 -21 1 0 -3 -7 -30 -2.9 26 -4 -0.4 .482 .483 -0.1 -1.0 -1 $5,500 *3
1935 27 SLB AL 143 638 -8 0 0 -13 -7 -27 -2.7 24 -3 -0.4 .482 .484 0.9 -1.9 10 $5,500 *3
1936 28 SLB AL 9 17 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $6,000 /3
1936 28 DET AL 138 648 -9 -3 0 -4 -6 -22 -1.9 22 1 0.2 .486 .488 0.6 -0.9 5 *3
7 Seasons 890 3965 -60 -4 0 -13 -41 -118 -11.2 145 27 2.6 .488 .489 4.0 -5.0 40 $30,430
SLB (7 yrs) 752 3317 -51 -1 0 -9 -34 -96 -9.3 123 27 2.4 .488 .489 3.5 -4.1 36 $30,430
DET (1 yr) 138 648 -9 -3 0 -4 -6 -22 -1.9 22 1 0.2 .486 .488 0.6 -0.9 5

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 Awards
1930 SLB AL 22 1B 8 8 8 76 70 6 0 10 1.000 9.50 .989 10.00
1931 SLB AL 23 1B 143 143 142 1482 1346 125 11 131 .993 10.29 .991 10.03
1932 SLB AL 24 1B 150 150 149 1512 1399 101 12 130 .992 10.00 .989 10.12
1933 SLB AL 25 1B 143 143 139 1429 1336 81 12 129 .992 9.91 .989 10.27
1934 SLB AL 26 1B 154 154 154 1458 1365 81 12 132 .992 9.39 .991 10.00
1935 SLB AL 27 1B 141 137 134 1307 1239 57 11 115 .992 9.19 .992 10.16
1936 TOT AL 28 1B 140 139 139 1390 1308 74 8 129 .994 9.87 .991 9.93
1936 SLB AL 28 1B 2 1 1 29 28 1 0 3 1.000 14.50 .991 9.95
1936 DET AL 28 1B 138 138 138 1361 1280 73 8 126 .994 9.80 .991 9.93
7 Seasons 1B 879 874 865 8654 8063 525 66 776 .992 9.77 .990 10.08
7 Seasons TOT 879 874 865 8654 8063 525 66 776 .992 9.77 .990 10.08
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

Games Played s c a p y
1934 AL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1932 AL  617 (7th)
1934 AL  612 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1932 AL  700 (5th)
1934 AL  688 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  188 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1933 AL  43 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1931 AL  58 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1931 AL  19 (3rd)
1932 AL  17 (5th)
1933 AL  11 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1932 AL  136 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  21 (2nd)
1934 AL  12 (8th)
1935 AL  20 (1st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1931 AL  12 (6th)
1932 AL  11 (4th)
1933 AL  11 (4th)
1936 AL  8 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1932 AL  13.4 (4th)
1934 AL  10.6 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1931 AL  442 (4th)
1932 AL  461 (2nd)
1934 AL  470 (1st)

Putoutss c a p y
1931 AL  1,346 (3rd)
1932 AL  1,399 (2nd)
1933 AL  1,336 (3rd)
1934 AL  1,365 (4th)
1936 AL  1,308 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  143 (3rd)
1932 AL  150 (2nd)
1933 AL  143 (4th)
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1936 AL  140 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  1,346 (3rd)
1932 AL  1,399 (2nd)
1933 AL  1,336 (3rd)
1934 AL  1,365 (4th)
1936 AL  1,308 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  125 (1st)
1932 AL  101 (1st)
1933 AL  81 (2nd)
1934 AL  81 (4th)
1936 AL  74 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1932 AL  12 (5th)
1933 AL  12 (4th)
1934 AL  12 (4th)
1935 AL  11 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  131 (1st)
1932 AL  130 (1st)
1933 AL  129 (1st)
1934 AL  132 (3rd)
1935 AL  115 (4th)
1936 AL  129 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  10.29 (2nd)
1932 AL  10.00 (4th)
1936 AL  9.87 (4th)
Career  9.77 (79th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  .993 (3rd)
1932 AL  .992 (2nd)
1933 AL  .992 (4th)
1934 AL  .992 (4th)
1935 AL  .992 (5th)
1936 AL  .994 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 14 (1251), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1367), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (316th), 2.6 career WAR/2.6 7yr-peak WAR/2.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1930 22 St. Louis Browns $1,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 23 St. Louis Browns $3,430 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 24 St. Louis Browns $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 25 St. Louis Browns $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 26 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 27 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 28 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/DET
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,430
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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