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Smoky Burgess

Forrest Harrill Burgess (Smoky)

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 6, 1927 in Caroleen, NC
High School: Tri HS (Corleen, NC)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 22.072, 8,145th in MLB history)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Redlegs/Phillies/WhiteSox/Cubs 1949-1967

Last Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 40.237)   vs. WSA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 15, 1991 in Asheville, NC
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Spindale, NC
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