John Henderson Burnett
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
- School University of Florida
- High School Bartow High School
- Debut May 7, 1927
- Final Game September 29, 1935
- Born November 1, 1904 in Bartow, FL USA
- Died August 12, 1959 in Tampa, FL USA
Johnny Burnett holds the all-time record for hits in a major-league game. Playing for the Cleveland Indians on July 10, 1932 Burnett went 9 for 11 in an 18-inning contest against the Philadelphia Athletics. Eight of the hits were against reliever Eddie Rommel in the 18-17 loss. That season would be Johnny's best look at the big leagues. in 129 games, he batted .297/.359/.385, all just a shade under his career line of .284/.345/.366. After parts of eight seasons in Cleveland, he finished with a 70 game look with the St. Louis Browns in 1935. He managed the Columbia Reds in 1938 and 1939.
- Most at bats, extra inning game, 11, 7/10/32 (tied)
- Most hits, game, 9, 7/10/32 [no other player has 9, nor even 8]
- Most singles, game, 7, 7/10/32
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1938||Columbia Reds||South Atlantic League||74-66||3rd (t)||Cincinnati Reds||Lost first round|
|1939||Columbia Reds||South Atlantic League||58-81||7th||Cincinnati Reds|
- Norman L. Macht: "Marathon at League Park: Ed Rommel's 18-17 Game", in Brad Sullivan, ed.: Batting Four Thousand: Baseball in the Western Reserve, SABR, Cleveland, OH, 2008, pp. 91-93.