Jack Burdock

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John Joseph Burdock
(Black Jack)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 158 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jack Burdock had an 18-year career in the major leagues as a second baseman. Not usually a strong hitter, he had a career year in 1883 when he hit .330 and was player-manager part of the year for the Boston Beaneaters who won the pennant.

Burdock had been a young player for four years in the National Association and then was part of the National League's inaugural year in 1876, playing for the Hartford Dark Blues.

Early in his career he played for several years with "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson, and at the end of his career he played with John Ward.

Burdock managed the 1889 New Haven, CT team in the Atlantic Association, the 1890 Jersey City, NJ team in the same league, the 1890 Harrisburg Ponies and 1891 Salem, MA entry in the New England League.

He umpires a total of 22 major league games, starting in the National Association from 1872 to 1874, when he worked regularly, but also for one National League game in 1881 and one in the American Association in 1887.

Preceded by
John Morrill
Boston Beaneaters Manager
Succeeded by
John Morrill

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1889 New Haven Atlantic Association 4th none replaced Harry Spence June 18
(replaced by ?)
1890 Jersey City / Harrisburg Atlantic Association -- -- replaced Steve Brady
replaced by James Harrington
1891 Salem New England League 5th none replaced James Hopkins on June 17
(Original manager was Niehaus)
1896 New Haven Texas Steers Atlantic League NA replaced by Ted Sullivan
Team disbanded July 12

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