Tom Burgess

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Thomas Roland Burgess

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman/outfielder Tom Burgess had a cup of coffee in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1954 and a more prolonged stay with the Los Angeles Angels in 1962. He played for the Rochester Red Wings from 1953 to 1958, hitting 93 home runs over that span. In 104 big league games, he socked 2 home runs and batted .177

After his playing career, Burgess managed in the minors for many years. He was a New York Mets coach in 1977 and an Atlanta Braves coach in 1978. He later scouted Ontario for the Seattle Mariners. Burgess coached for Team Canada in the 2001 Baseball World Cup and 2003 Baseball World Cup. He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in 1992 and the London, ON Sports Hall of Fame at the John Labatt Centre in 2003. He is also a member of the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame. Burgess died of cancer at his home at 81.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1969 GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League 21-33 7th St. Louis Cardinals none
1970 GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League 32-28 5th St. Louis Cardinals none
1971 GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League 20-33 5th St. Louis Cardinals none
1972 Modesto Reds California League 76-63 2nd St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1973 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 69-71 4th (t) St. Louis Cardinals
1974 GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League 5th St. Louis Cardinals none Co-managed w/ Bobby Dews
1975 Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League 41-27 1st St. Louis Cardinals none League Champs
1976 Tidewater Tides International League 60-78 7th New York Mets
1979 Richmond Braves International League 76-64 3rd Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
1980 Charleston Charlies International League 67-71 5th Texas Rangers
1981 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 68-65 3rd Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
1982 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 70-66 2nd Texas Rangers League Champs
1983 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 66-69 4th Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
1984 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 68-81 -- Texas Rangers -- replaced by Rusty Gerhardt (2-3) on August 31
1985 Miami Marlins Florida State League 20-25 -- none -- replaced by Jim Essian (38-58) on May 26
Bristol Tigers Appalachian League 44-25 1st Detroit Tigers none League Champs
1986 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 54-79 10th Detroit Tigers
1987 Glens Falls Tigers Eastern League 45-69 -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Tom Gamboa on August 10

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