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Smoky BurgessTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1949-1967 MLB Years: 1949-1967
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PositionsC-1139Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameForrest Harrill Burgess
Height5-8Weight187BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 26,1927PlaceCaroleen,North Carolina
Death DateSeptember 15,1991 [64.201]
High SchoolCorleen (Corleen,NC)
MLB DebutApril 19,1949 [22.052]
OrganizationsPIT [6] CHA [4] CIN [4] PHI [4] CHN [2] Awards0Awards Voting1-2
TBC Player ID9408Retrosheet IDburgs101MLBAM ID111705
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed45Power63Contact87XBH58RBIs82Runs24Hitting81Durability60Team.519Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1949Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4,8c22465641500112004400001.268.317.321.63818160.275.053.125.3056.676.671.001.6756.006.67
1951Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11c2494219215542220202112000010.251.317.315.632698240.259.064.169.3008.755.000.570.83109.5014.55
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21c251103714911027265631492113004.296.380.429.80915935424.302.133.270.37611.564.950.431.4261.8331.82
1953Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21c261023123191175436323717200011.292.370.417.78713026351.299.125.247.36110.544.840.461.1478.0028.57
1954Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21c2710834541127275446154211014010.368.432.510.94217636392.368.142.252.42610.712.810.261.0286.2528.35
1955Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21c28721442011003100013.190.292.429.7219324.158.239.381.30612.504.170.334.1721.0075.00
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin12c28116421671291532077114735126411.306.373.499.87221038477.293.193.304.3849.857.340.744.1921.0529.46
1955Totals for NL-NL         123442711331732178115036126514.301.369.495.86421941501.286.194.308.3809.987.190.724.1921.0530.83
1956Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin7c29902292863100123901261801245.275.346.476.82210922258.254.201.310.35910.086.980.694.6519.0834.92
1957Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin7c30902052958141143900241600354.283.353.566.91911629232.247.283.400.39110.346.900.676.0314.6450.00
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin7c3199251287112163100222010038.283.343.410.75310319274.289.127.215.3348.037.300.912.1941.8326.76
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6c32114377411122851159003116226910.297.349.485.83418344418.284.188.271.3587.423.830.522.6334.2739.29
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6c331103373399152739013513004126.294.356.412.76813924376.287.118.220.3349.313.460.371.8648.1424.24
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6c341003233798173125210301620187.303.365.486.85115732356.291.183.279.3688.434.490.533.3726.9232.65
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6c3510336038118192136101311902696.328.375.500.87518034399.314.172.256.3787.774.760.613.2627.6928.81
1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6c36912642074101637012414104812.280.338.394.73210417293.274.114.201.3178.194.780.582.0544.0022.97
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6c37681719423121721131412039.246.303.310.613536187.258.064.146.2736.957.491.081.0785.5014.29
1964Chicago White SoxALMLBcha493775110011002000020.200.429.8001.229417.000.6001.000.43228.570.000.0014.295.00100.00
1964Totals for MLB-MLB         7517610433131821151412059.244.307.324.631577194.252.080.170.2777.737.220.931.5558.6716.28
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2c388077222402240011700142.286.371.416.78732689.290.130.273.33812.367.870.642.2538.5027.27
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2c397967021500150011810120.313.413.388.80126580.350.075.239.35413.7510.000.730.000.0023.81
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha240776028102110014810162.133.303.250.55315376.118.117.350.23618.4210.530.572.6330.0037.50
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter16914471485131823033126673131447727013133980121.295.362.446.80819923895013.290.151.257.0009.525.390.572.5135.4829.51
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5861832178543921451265341649266214950.296.352.445.7978161572029.288.149.238.0008.084.530.562.5135.9228.91
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter395110615232151552186121198923111628.290.357.486.8435381081241.276.196.303.0009.597.170.754.1921.2733.64
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter32710491253327312151397813150344128.316.393.452.8454741001191.321.136.259.00011.004.200.381.2669.9330.12
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter140275257042332202516000011.255.317.316.633879300.262.061.160.0008.335.330.641.0091.6712.86
Chicago White Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter243209552100551003823203144.249.365.368.7337715252.255.119.301.00015.089.130.611.9841.8028.85
Average MLB - Per 162 games162428461262231264114626114812.295.362.446.80819137480.290.151.257.0009.525.390.572.5135.4829.51

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1949Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22C8--216-227271.0003.38------4617.45.2
1951Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24C64--2103556250245.9803.83-----69468.141.6
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25C104--43947116497486.9784.67-----211094.567.5
1953Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26C95--3952338421418.9934.40-----1010293.161.7
1954Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27C91--35630104396386.9754.24-----510884.359.1
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28C107--4573576499492.9864.60-----811692.269.5
1955Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28C6--351--36361.0006.00-----1785.73.9
1956Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29C55--25718-22752751.0005.00-----49061.135.7
1957Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30C45--223153-241238.9885.29-----39050.029.2
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31C58--2972142322318.9885.48-----39958.637.7
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32C101--4413984488480.9844.75-----311488.665.6
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33C89--4853837526523.9945.88-----211080.957.8
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34C92--4262744457453.9914.92-----710092.059.7
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35C101--5504575602595.9885.89-----1110398.162.7
1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36C72--3644044408404.9905.61-----79179.144.4
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37C44--2371823257255.9925.80-----16864.727.2
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha38C5--173--20201.0004.00------806.33.1
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39C2--4---441.0002.00------792.51.2
MLB Totals for C - 17 season(s)-   C1139--5214441716357265655.9884.96-----7311390.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1949Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22-8---------
1951Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24-64---------
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25-104---------
1953Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26-95---------
1954Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27-91---------
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28-107---------
1955Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28-6---------
1956Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29-55---------
1957Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30-45---------
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31-58---------
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32-101---------
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33-89---------
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34-92---------
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35-101---------
1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36-72---------
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37-44---------
1965Chicago White SoxALMLBcha38-5---------
1966Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39-2---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB33518261000002100000.333.400.389.7897120.353.056.16710.005.000.500.000.0016.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs518261000002100000.333.400.389.7897120.353.056.16710.005.000.500.000.0016.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos60Scout1627884.48120.05John McNamara
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1967-10-16Released by White Sox. 
1967-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1966-10-17Released by White Sox. 
1964-09-12Claimed on waivers by White Sox from Pirates. 
1959-01-30TradeTraded by Reds with Don Hoak and Harvey Haddix to Pirates for John Powers, Frank Thomas, Jim Pendleton and Whammy Douglas. 
1955-04-30TradeTraded by Phillies with Stan Palys and Steve Ridzik to Reds for Jim Greengrass, Glen Gorbous and Andy Seminick. 
1951-12-10TradeTraded by Reds with Howie Fox and Connie Ryan to Phillies for Niles Jordan, Dick Sisler, Eddie Pellagrini and Andy Seminick. 
1951-10-04TradeTraded by Cubs with Bob Borkowski to Reds for Bob Usher and Johnny Pramesa. 
1944-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.