George Burns (burnsge01)

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George Joseph Burns

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Burns was a star outfielder for the New York Giants in the 1910's and was a member of their World Championship team in 1921 as the regular centerfielder and lead-off hitter. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for third baseman Heinie Groh after that season, missing out on the Giants' championship the following year. He was also a regular on two other pennant-winning Giants teams, the 1913 team which was defeated by the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series and the 1917 team which lost to the Chicago White Sox in the World Series. He is an almost exact contemporary of another George Burns, a first baseman who spent his entire career in the American League.

After his retirement as a player, George Burns became a New York Giants coach in 1931

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL On-Base Percentage Leader (1919)
  • 2-time NL At Bats Leader (1915 & 1916)
  • 5-time NL Runs Scored Leader (1914, 1916, 1917, 1919 & 1920)
  • 5-time NL Bases on Balls Leader (1917, 1919-1921 & 1923)
  • 2-time NL Stolen Bases Leader (1914 & 1919)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 6 (1914, 1918, 1917 & 1920-1922)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1914)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1921

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