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Encyclopedia > Jeromy Burnitz
Jeromy Burnitz
Right Fielder
Born: April 15, 1969 (1969-04-15) (age 38)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 1993
for the New York Mets
Final game
September 27, 2006
for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting Average     .253
Home Runs     315
RBI     981
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Jeromy Neal Burnitz (born April 15, 1969 in Westminster, California) is a former baseball player who was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Mets (1993-94, 2002-03), Cleveland Indians (1995-96), Milwaukee Brewers (1996-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003), Colorado Rockies (2004), Chicago Cubs (2005), and Pittsburgh Pirates (2006). On February 2, 2005, the Cubs signed Burnitz to a one-year contract, the same day Sammy Sosa's trade to the Baltimore Orioles was finalized. The Pirates opted not to renew his contract on November 1, 2006. On March 11, 2007 Burnitz announced his retirment after 14 seasons. He played his collegiate ball at Oklahoma State University and played minor league ball with the Norfolk Tides and the Buffalo Bisons. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. 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In his 14-year career, Burnitz was a .253 hitter with 315 home runs and 981 RBI in 1694 games. He's hit at least 31 home runs from 1998-2004 with a career high 38 in 1998, a year in which he also had 125 RBI, another career mark. He played in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2001. Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the...


Burnitz had a good year in 2004 while playing home games at batter-friendly Coors Field. In 150 games, he led the Rockies with 37 home runs, hit a career high .283, and was second on the team with 110 RBI. He continued to hit well at Wrigley Field with a .258 average, 24 homers and 87 RBI in 160 games with the Cubs. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Coors Field, located in Denver, Colorado is the home field of the National Leagues Colorado Rockies. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ...


Burnitz is known as a good clubhouse man and a friendly, laid-back guy. During a slump in May 2006, he held an interview in order to apologize for failing to run out a grounder, then joked about the challenges that his team would face during the rest of the season, saying, "I'm Joe High-Paid Free Agent. That, in and of itself, should tell you the big picture that the team's in." [1]


See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Los Angeles Dodgers National League franchise (1958-present), and for the Brooklyn-based teams known as the Atlantics (1884), Grays (1885-1887), Bridegrooms (1888-1890, 1896-1898), Grooms (1891-1895...

External links

  • MLB Profile
  • Jeromy Burnitz at ESPN.com
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
Preceded by
Sammy Sosa
National League Player of the Month
June, 1999
Succeeded by
Mark McGwire

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Orioles claim Burnitz backed out on deal - Boston.com (808 words)
Jeromy Burnitz finalized his $6.7 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates after taking a physical Wednesday, but only after the unhappy Baltimore Orioles said the outfielder's agent backed out of a two-year deal.
Burnitz was attempting to finalize terms Tuesday Jan. 3, 2006 on a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, less than a week after it appeared he had a two-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles.
Burnitz's Pirates contract calls for a $6 million salary this year and a $6 million mutual option for 2007 with a $700,000 buyout if the team declines its option.
ESPN.com: Pittsburgh Pirates Player Card (251 words)
News: Burnitz is batting.228 (8-for-35) with two homers and five RBI this spring.
Burnitz tends to experiment too much and gets out of sync, but in 2004, reunited with his original pro manager, Clint Hurdle, he was able to focus on a basic hitting approach, which paid off with rare consistency for him.
Jeromy Burnitz, who had agreed to a deal with the Orioles last week, according to The Associated Press, is instead reportedly close to a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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