Selva Lewis Burdette
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: November 22, 1926 in Nitro, WV
High School: Nitro HS (Nitro, WV) School: University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) by the Signed New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 26, 1950 (Age 23)
vs. WSH 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER Teams (by GP): Braves/Angels/Cubs/Cardinals/Phillies/... 1950-1967 Final Game: July 16, 1967 (Age 40)
vs. MIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: February 6, 2007 in Winter Garden, FL Cremated
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