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Smoky Burgess

Forrest Harrill Burgess (Smoky)

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

Born: February 6, 1927 in Caroleen, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 15, 1991 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States
High School: Tri HS (Corleen, NC)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1944 17 -3.3 Lockport PONY D CHC 54 203 66 6 3 2 .325 .414 84
1945 18 -5.2 Portsmouth PIED B CHC 12 45 18 2 4 0 .400 .622 28
1946 19 -11.0 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1
1947 20 -5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A CHC 115 426 426 161 31 4 11 .378 .547 233
1947 20 -5.3 Fayetteville TRIS B CHC 99 388 150 28 2 11 .387 .554 215
1947 20 -5.0 Macon SALL A CHC 16 38 11 3 2 0 .289 .474 18
1948 21 -6.3 Nashville SOUA AA CHC 116 433 167 38 6 22 .386 .654 283
1949 22 -7.7 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 19 45 43 5 12 1 0 2 12 1 2 4 .279 .311 .442 .753 19 0 0
1949 22 -6.1 CHC NL MLB CHC 46 60 56 4 15 0 0 1 12 0 4 4 .268 .317 .321 .638 18 1 0 0
1950 23 -5.1 Springfield IL AAA CHC 88 349 315 55 103 15 10 8 52 4 29 23 .327 .386 .514 .900 162 1 4
1951 24 -4.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 94 240 219 21 55 4 2 2 20 2 0 21 12 .251 .317 .315 .632 69 10 0 0
1952 25 -3.3 PHI NL MLB PHI 110 424 371 49 110 27 2 6 56 3 1 49 21 .296 .380 .429 .809 159 4 1 3
1953 26 -2.1 PHI NL MLB PHI 102 351 312 31 91 17 5 4 36 3 2 37 17 .292 .370 .417 .787 130 11 2 0
1954 27 -0.9 PHI NL MLB PHI 108 392 345 41 127 27 5 4 46 1 5 42 11 .368 .432 .510 .942 176 10 0 1 4
1955 28 0.0 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-PHI 123 501 442 71 133 17 3 21 78 1 1 50 36 .301 .369 .495 .864 219 14 1 2 6 5
1955 28 0.0 PHI NL MLB PHI 7 24 21 4 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 .190 .292 .429 .720 9 3 0 0 0 1
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 28 0.0 CIN NL MLB CIN 116 477 421 67 129 15 3 20 77 1 1 47 35 .306 .373 .499 .871 210 11 1 2 6 4
1956 29 0.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 90 258 229 28 63 10 0 12 39 0 1 26 18 .275 .346 .476 .822 109 5 0 1 2 4
1957 30 1.7 CIN NL MLB CIN 90 232 205 29 58 14 1 14 39 0 0 24 16 .283 .353 .566 .919 116 4 0 0 3 5
1958 31 2.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 99 274 251 28 71 12 1 6 31 0 0 22 20 .283 .343 .410 .753 103 8 1 0 0 3
1959 32 3.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 114 418 377 41 112 28 5 11 59 0 0 31 16 .297 .349 .485 .834 183 10 2 2 6 9
1960 33 5.1 PIT NL MLB PIT 110 376 337 33 99 15 2 7 39 0 1 35 13 .294 .356 .412 .769 139 6 0 0 4 12
1961 34 6.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 100 356 323 37 98 17 3 12 52 1 0 30 16 .303 .365 .486 .851 157 7 2 0 1 8
1962 35 7.1 PIT NL MLB PIT 103 399 360 38 118 19 2 13 61 0 1 31 19 .328 .375 .500 .875 180 6 0 2 6 9
1963 36 8.6 PIT NL MLB PIT 91 293 264 20 74 10 1 6 37 0 1 24 14 .280 .338 .394 .732 104 12 1 0 4 8
1964 37 9.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PIT-CHW 75 194 176 10 43 3 1 3 18 2 1 15 14 .244 .307 .324 .631 57 9 1 2 0 5
1964 37 9.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 68 187 171 9 42 3 1 2 17 2 1 13 14 .246 .303 .310 .613 53 9 1 2 0 3
1964 37 9.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 7 7 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229 4 0 0 0 0 2
1965 38 10.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 80 89 77 2 22 4 0 2 24 0 0 11 7 .286 .371 .416 .786 32 2 0 0 1 4
1966 39 11.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 79 80 67 0 21 5 0 0 15 0 0 11 8 .313 .413 .388 .801 26 0 1 0 1 2
1967 40 12.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 77 76 60 2 8 1 0 2 11 0 0 14 8 .133 .303 .250 .553 15 2 1 0 1 6
MLB (18 seasons) MLB 1691 5013 4471 485 1318 230 33 126 673 13 14 477 270 .295 .362 .446 .807 1992 121 13 13 39 80
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 405 1503 1467 60 528 93 27 45 64 5 31 27 .360 .552 810 1 4
All Levels (24 Seasons) 2096 6516 5938 545 1846 323 60 171 737 18 14 508 297 .311 .472 2802 121 14 17 39 80
B (2 seasons) Minors 111 433 433 168 30 6 11 .388 .561 243
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 108 396 360 60 116 16 10 10 64 5 31 27 .322 .506 182 1 4
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1949 22 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC LF 8 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 2.75
1949 22 CHC NL MLB CHC C 8 53.0 27 21 6 0 2 1.000 4.58 3.38 0 3 3 50%
1950 23 Springfield IL AAA CHC C 78 359 314 34 11 4 .969 4.46 4
1951 24 CHC NL MLB CHC C 64 464.0 250 210 35 5 6 .980 4.75 3.83 6 38 15 28%
1952 25 PHI NL MLB PHI C 104 918.0 497 439 47 11 6 .978 4.76 4.67 2 29 27 48%
1953 26 PHI NL MLB PHI C 95 752.0 421 395 23 3 8 .993 5.00 4.40 10 22 10 31%
1954 27 PHI NL MLB PHI C 91 750.0 396 356 30 10 4 .975 4.63 4.24 5 23 16 41%
1955 28 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-PHI C 113 963.0 535 492 36 7 6 .987 4.93 4.67 9 26 18 41%
1955 28 PHI NL MLB PHI C 6 51.0 36 35 1 0 0 1.000 6.35 6.00 1 1 0 0%
1955 28 CIN NL MLB CIN C 107 912.0 499 457 35 7 6 .986 4.86 4.60 8 25 18 42%
1956 29 CIN NL MLB CIN C 55 463.0 275 257 18 0 2 1.000 5.35 5.00 4 20 7 26%
1957 30 CIN NL MLB CIN C 45 378.0 241 223 15 3 0 .988 5.67 5.29 3 23 6 21%
1958 31 CIN NL MLB CIN C 58 473.0 322 297 21 4 2 .988 6.05 5.48 3 14 10 42%
1959 32 PIT NL MLB PIT C 101 798.0 488 441 39 8 4 .984 5.41 4.75 3 30 21 41%
1960 33 PIT NL MLB PIT C 89 748.0 526 485 38 3 7 .994 6.29 5.88 2 22 22 50%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1961 34 PIT NL MLB PIT C 92 729.0 457 426 27 4 4 .991 5.59 4.92 7 20 12 38%
1962 35 PIT NL MLB PIT C 101 841.0 602 550 45 7 5 .988 6.37 5.89 11 45 18 29%
1963 36 PIT NL MLB PIT C 72 573.0 408 364 40 4 4 .990 6.35 5.61 7 36 20 36%
1964 37 PIT NL MLB PIT C 44 358.0 257 237 18 2 3 .992 6.41 5.80 1 20 7 26%
1965 38 CHW AL MLB CHW C 5 26.0 20 17 3 0 0 1.000 6.92 4.00 0 1 1 50%
1966 39 CHW AL MLB CHW C 2 5.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 7.20 2.00 0 0 0
MLB (17 seasons) MLB C 1139 9292.0 5726 5214 441 71 63 .988 5.48 4.96 73 372 213 36%
All Levels (18 Seasons) C 1217 9292.0 6085 5528 475 82 67 .987 5.48 4.93 77 372 213 36%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1944 17 Lockport Cubs Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League D
1945 18 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League B
1946 19 Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League AAA
1947 20 Macon Peaches South Atlantic League A
1947 20 Fayetteville Cubs Tri-State League B
1948 21 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association AA
1949 22 Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League AAA
1949 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1
1950 23 Springfield Cubs International League AAA
1951 24 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1951-04-23 1951-09-30
1952 25 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1952-04-16 1952-09-24
1953 26 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
1954 27 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1954-04-18 1954-09-26
1955 28 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1955-04-17 1955-04-24
1955 28 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 2 1955-05-01 1955-09-25
1956 29 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
1957 30 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 1 1957-04-20 1957-09-29
1958 31 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 1 1958-04-15 1958-09-28
1959 32 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1959-04-09 1959-09-27
1960 33 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1960-04-12 1960-10-02
1961 34 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1961-04-11 1961-09-28
1962 35 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1962-04-10 1962-09-18
1963 36 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1963-04-08 1963-09-25
1964 37 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1964-04-14 1964-09-12
1964 37 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 2 1964-09-15 1964-10-02
1965 38 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1965-04-14 1965-10-01
1966 39 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-30
1967 40 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1967-04-12 1967-10-01

Sabr ID: 24804821

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