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Dick Burrus

Maurice Lennon Burrus

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 29, 1898 in Hatteras, NC
School: North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 23, 1919 (Age 21.145)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1919 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Athletics 1919-1928

Final Game: August 21, 1928 (Age 30.205)
Died: February 2, 1972 in Elizabeth City, NC
Buried: New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC
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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
1919 21 PHA AL 70 201 194 17 50 3 4 0 8 2 9 25 .258 .294 .314 .609 71 61 1 2 3O/98
1920 22 PHA AL 71 146 135 11 25 8 0 0 10 0 3 5 7 .185 .225 .244 .470 24 33 2 1 3/O9
1925 27 BSN NL 152 652 588 82 200 41 4 5 87 8 9 51 29 .340 .396 .449 .845 124 264 3 10 *3
1926 28 BSN NL 131 541 486 59 131 21 1 3 61 4 37 16 .270 .324 .335 .659 85 163 2 15 *3
1927 29 BSN NL 72 248 220 22 70 8 3 0 32 3 17 10 .318 .370 .382 .752 109 84 1 10 3
1928 30 BSN NL 64 160 137 15 37 6 0 3 13 1 19 8 .270 .367 .380 .747 101 52 2 1 3
6 Yrs 560 1948 1760 206 513 87 12 11 211 18 12 138 95 .291 .347 .373 .720 96 657 11 39
162 Game Avg. 162 564 509 60 148 25 3 3 61 5 40 27 .291 .347 .373 .720 96 190 3 11
BSN (4 yrs) 419 1601 1431 178 438 76 8 11 193 16 9 124 63 .306 .365 .393 .758 106 563 8 36
PHA (2 yrs) 141 347 329 28 75 11 4 0 18 2 3 14 32 .228 .266 .286 .552 51 94 3 3
NL (4 yrs) 419 1601 1431 178 438 76 8 11 193 16 9 124 63 .306 .365 .393 .758 106 563 8 36
AL (2 yrs) 141 347 329 28 75 11 4 0 18 2 3 14 32 .228 .266 .286 .552 51 94 3 3

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
1919 21 PHA AL 70 201 -7 0 0 -4 -2 -13 -1.5 8 -6 -0.7 .479 .491 -0.3 -0.6 -2 3O/98
1920 22 PHA AL 71 146 -15 -1 0 -2 -1 -19 -1.9 6 -13 -1.4 .473 .488 -1.2 -0.3 -11 $2,500 3/O9
1925 27 BSN NL 152 652 25 -1 0 -7 -7 9 0.8 20 30 2.8 .506 .505 3.6 -1.4 36 *3
1926 28 BSN NL 131 541 -7 -0 0 -3 -6 -17 -1.8 17 0 -0.1 .487 .489 0.2 -1.0 3 *3
1927 29 BSN NL 72 248 4 -0 0 -5 -3 -4 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .494 .497 0.8 -0.8 8 3
1928 30 BSN NL 64 160 1 -0 0 -3 -1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.5 -0.5 5 3
6 Seasons 560 1948 0 -3 0 -24 -21 -47 -5.2 62 16 1.1 .491 .496 3.7 -4.5 40 $2,500
BSN (4 yrs) 419 1601 22 -2 0 -18 -17 -15 -1.8 49 35 3.2 .496 .498 5.1 -3.6 53
PHA (2 yrs) 141 347 -22 -1 0 -6 -3 -32 -3.4 13 -19 -2.1 .476 .490 -1.4 -0.9 -13 $2,500

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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
1919 PHA AL 21 1B 38 37 36 363 337 21 5 15 .986 9.42 .988 10.68
1919 PHA AL 21 OF 10 6 6 16 10 1 5 1 .688 1.10 .958 2.26
1919 PHA AL 21 RF 8 6 6 16 10 1 5 1 .688 1.38 .951 1.94
1919 PHA AL 21 CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.65
1920 PHA AL 22 1B 31 23 22 271 252 16 3 22 .989 8.65 .990 10.82
1920 PHA AL 22 OF 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 2.25
1920 PHA AL 22 RF 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 1.90
1925 BSN NL 27 1B 151 150 149 1516 1416 85 15 110 .990 9.94 .989 10.33
1926 BSN NL 28 1B 128 127 121 1268 1153 103 12 97 .991 9.81 .989 10.56
1927 BSN NL 29 1B 61 56 52 565 505 44 16 51 .972 9.00 .989 10.51
1928 BSN NL 30 1B 32 32 32 308 286 15 7 29 .977 9.41 .989 10.48
6 Seasons 1B 441 425 412 4291 3949 284 58 324 .986 9.60 .989 10.50
2 Seasons OF 12 7 7 17 10 1 6 1 .647 0.92 .958 2.26
2 Seasons RF 10 7 7 17 10 1 6 1 .647 1.10 .952 1.93
1 Season CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.65
6 Seasons TOT 453 432 419 4308 3959 285 64 325 .985 9.37 .989 10.28
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

Offensive WARs c a p y
1925 NL  3.6 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1925 NL  .340 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1925 NL  152 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1925 NL  588 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1925 NL  652 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1925 NL  200 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1925 NL  41 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1925 NL  150 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1925 NL  102 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1925 NL  25 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1925 NL  2.3 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1925 NL  254 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1926 NL  30.4 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1925 NL  1,416 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  151 (2nd)
1926 NL  128 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  1,416 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  85 (1st)
1926 NL  103 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  15 (2nd)
1927 NL  16 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  110 (3rd)
1926 NL  97 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  9.94 (4th)
1926 NL  9.81 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  .990 (1st)
1926 NL  .991 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 11 (1377), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1282), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (373rd), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June, 1919: Purchased by the Philadelphia Athletics from Columbia (South Atlantic) for $4500 plus players.
  • October 8, 1924: Drafted by the Boston Braves from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1924 rule 5 draft.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1920 22 Philadelphia Athletics $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,500
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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Name and misspellings: Maurice Dick Lennon Burrus

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