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Jeffrey Alan (Jeff) Burroughs (born March 7, 1951 in Long Beach, California) is a former player in Major League Baseball. From 1970 through 1985, he played for the Washington Senators (1970-71), Texas Rangers (1972-76), Atlanta Braves (1977-80), Seattle Mariners (1981), Oakland Athletics (1982-84) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). Burroughs batted and threw right handed. He is the father of major league third baseman Sean Burroughs. March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 170. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - Curt Flood, Gold Glove outfielder of the St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 [1] - In 1994, a players strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) East Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL Pennants (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 East Division titles (5) 1985 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1991 â€¢ 1992 1993 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Toronto Blue Jays (1977-present) Major league home... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Sean Patrick Burroughs (born September 12, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia) is the starting third baseman for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball. ...


In a 16-season career, Burroughs posted a .261 batting average with 240 home runs and 882 RBI in 1689 games. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


Burroughs was selected by the Washington Senators in the 1st round (1st pick) of the June 1969 draft. Late in the year, he joined the Senators at age of 19. Considered a "good bat-no field" kind of player, Burroughs was a considerable slugging threat during his playing days. Defensively, he was capable but slow. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... In baseball, a slugger is a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits, but may not have a high batting average. ...


In four full seasons with Texas, Burroughs averaged 25.5 home runs a year with a high 30 homers in 1973. His most productive season came in 1974, when he batted .301 with 25 home runs and a league-leading and career-high 118 RBI, being selected the American League MVP. In 1974 and 1978, he made the AL All-Star team. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ...


As a member of the Atlanta Braves, in 1977 Burroughs collected 114 RBI and hit 41 home runs, a number surpassed only by Cincinnati Reds outfielder George Foster (52). This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 4 - Mary Shane is hired by the Chicago White Sox as the first woman TV play-by-play announcer. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division titles... George Arthur Foster (b. ...


Late in his career, Burroughs was still a valuable hitter, being used mainly as a DH and to pitch-hitting duties. A designated hitter, or DH, is a baseball player who is chosen at the start of a game to bat in place of the pitcher. ... // Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ...


Burroughs later coached Little League baseball when his son Sean was playing, and successfully coached the Long Beach All-Stars to the 1992 and 1993 championship. Little League is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ...


External links

  • Baseball Library - profile and chronology
  • Baseball Reference - career statistics and analysis

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Jeff Burroughs at AllExperts (490 words)
Burroughs was selected by the Washington Senators in the 1st round (1st pick) of the June 1969 draft.
During the 1974 season, Burroughs was at the center of the violent Ten Cent Beer Night debacle in Cleveland, where Burroughs was one of the targets of thrown objects and a few punches by unruly and inebriated Cleveland fans, in a game that was forfeited to Texas.
Burroughs was selected an All-Star in both 1974 with the Rangers and 1978 as a member of the Atlanta Braves, when he entered the All-Star break with a National League leading.324 Batting Average.
No. 39: Jeff Burroughs - Braves Journal (1089 words)
Stats With Braves:.268/.377/.472, 88 HR 289 RBI 247 RS Jeff Burroughs was the top overall pick in the 1970 draft by the then Senators and was in the majors later that year, though he didn’t stick for good until 1973, by which time the team had moved to Texas.
Burroughs was a big, slow guy with “old player’s skills”, and that type of player does tend to fade early, though 28 is pushing it.
Burroughs was actually a godsend in ‘77 for Braves fans, let me tell you ‘77 was one bad year to be a Braves fan, i.e.
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