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Rick BurlesonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1987 MLB Years: 1974-1987
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Drafted

PositionsSS-1203, 2B-92, DH-45, 3B-6Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Paul Burleson
Height5-10Weight165BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 29,1951 [67.145]PlaceLynwood,California
High SchoolWarren (Downey,CA)
CollegeCerritos College (Norwalk,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 8th round (175th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsJoe Stephenson
MLB DebutMay 4,1974 [23.005]
OrganizationsBOS [11] CAL [5] BAL [1] Awards5Awards Voting5-42
TBC Player ID9431Retrosheet IDburlr001MLBAM ID111737
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Player Notes:   Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed54Power40Contact80XBH43RBIs36Runs53Hitting62Durability46Team.523Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970Winter HavenFSLA+-191184194292134129000000000.220.220.277.49711618419.218.057.057.2210.000.000.000.24419.0019.57
1971GreenvilleWcarA-2029118243142212000000000.263.263.381.644458118.250.118.119.2890.000.000.001.6959.0025.81
1971Winston-SalemCaroA+-20772993582142430000000000.274.274.375.64911220299.264.101.100.2920.000.000.001.3474.7524.39
1971Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         10641759113184642000000000.271.271.376.64715728417.260.105.106.2910.000.000.001.4469.5024.78
1972PawtucketEastAA-2113648859115260951000000000.236.236.344.58016835488.221.108.109.2630.000.000.001.8454.2230.43
1973PawtucketILAAA-2214647758120201645000000000.252.252.335.58716027477.242.083.084.2640.000.000.001.2679.5022.50
1974PawtucketILAAA-2310417144014000000000.341.341.512.85321541.325.171.171.3860.000.000.002.4441.0035.71
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss2311438436109220444332134235013.284.320.372.69214326415.299.088.143.3185.068.191.620.9696.0023.85
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss24158580661462516628545443179118.252.305.329.63419132654.260.077.160.2946.886.730.980.9296.6721.92
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss25152540751572717421496037583215.291.365.383.74820735616.301.092.213.3499.746.010.621.1477.1422.29
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss261546638019436735213124769236115.293.338.382.72025346721.320.089.161.3226.529.571.470.42221.0023.71
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss27145626751553255498840714105216.248.295.339.63421242685.270.091.155.2895.8410.361.780.73125.2027.10
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss2815362793174325560953554398013.278.315.368.68323142682.293.090.153.3075.137.921.540.73125.4024.14
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7ss291556448917929285112136251264024.278.341.366.70723639718.290.088.183.3248.647.100.821.1180.5021.79
1981California AngelsALMLBcal7ss3010943053126171533464238311428.293.357.372.72916023490.309.079.172.3368.577.760.901.0286.0018.25
1982California AngelsALMLBcal7ss311145471002006302022.156.255.178.4338153.167.022.156.19511.325.660.500.000.0014.29
1983Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-ss32145131030042041100000.196.255.255.51013355.250.059.176.2377.2720.002.750.000.0030.00
1983California AngelsALMLBcal7ss323311922347001102121202105.286.348.345.693417134.315.059.143.3188.968.961.000.000.0020.59
1984California AngelsALMLBcal73374200000000201000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1986California AngelsALMLBcal7dh-ss3593271357714052913333216112.284.363.391.75410619312.306.107.221.34110.5810.260.971.6054.2024.68
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal172b3662206264314121402173036007.209.279.316.5956517232.236.107.180.2687.3312.931.760.86103.0039.53
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1346513965614012562350449726842047728844611138.273.328.361.68918533295717.290.088.170.0007.358.341.140.87102.7823.48
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5301893228464849231752041100000.245.247.335.5826351161897.237.090.094.0000.210.582.751.2182.3025.00
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter170569681442717532041100000.253.258.341.59919435573.249.088.098.0000.701.922.751.2281.2924.31
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13648859115260951000000000.236.236.344.58016835488.221.108.109.0000.000.000.001.8454.2230.43
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter19571877174276559000000000.242.242.318.56022838718.237.076.075.0000.000.000.000.70143.6021.84
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter29118243142212000000000.263.263.381.644458118.250.118.119.0000.000.000.001.6959.0025.81
Boston Red Sox Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter103140645141114203213836067553103602156406114.274.326.362.68814732624491.290.088.168.0006.908.021.160.85106.9523.52
California Angels Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter253869116244391107551193874226517.281.351.362.71331550994.301.081.182.0009.368.750.941.0186.9020.49
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter62206264314121402173036007.209.279.316.5956517232.236.107.180.0007.3312.931.760.86103.0039.53
Average MLB - Per 162 games162619791693136549851573106117.273.328.361.68922340688.290.088.170.0007.358.341.140.87102.7823.48
Average Minor - Per 162 games16257970142263753101300000.245.247.335.58219435580.237.090.094.0000.210.582.751.2182.3025.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23SS88--1432561842417399.9574.53------11477.254.3
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos232B31--6579324147144.9804.65------11427.219.1
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos233B2--21--331.0001.50------1141.81.2
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24SS158--26749829102794765.9634.84------158100.098.8
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25SS152--2744783488786752.9574.95------152100.093.8
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26SS154--28548224111791767.9704.98------154100.095.7
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27SS144--28548215100782767.9815.33------14599.388.3
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28SS153--27252316109811795.9805.20------153100.095.6
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29SS155--30152822147851829.9745.35------155100.096.9
1981California AngelsALMLBcal30SS109--2083941388615602.9795.52------109100.099.1
1982California AngelsALMLBcal31SS11--19511127170.9866.36------11100.06.8
1983Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal32SS11--1716343633.9173.00------1478.67.7
1983California AngelsALMLBcal32SS31--54102516161156.9695.03------3393.919.1
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35DH38---------------9340.923.5
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35SS37--4377212122120.9843.24------9339.822.8
1986California AngelsALMLBcal352B6--1511-326261.0004.33------936.53.7
1986California AngelsALMLBcal353B4--421-76.8571.50------934.32.5
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal362B55--112145639263257.9774.67------6288.734.0
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36DH7---------------6211.34.3
MLB Totals for SS - 11 season(s)-   SS1192--2151387117982762016022.9715.05------11920.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B92--192235966436427.9794.64------920.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH45---------------450.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B6--631-109.9001.50------60.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS11--1716343633.9173.00------110.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23---31882-----
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24----158------
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25----152------
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26----154------
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27----144------
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28----153------
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29----155------
1981California AngelsALMLBcal30----109------
1982California AngelsALMLBcal31----11------
1983Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal32----11------
1983California AngelsALMLBcal32----31------
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35---6374----38
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36---55------7

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB2439242001001000000.444.500.6671.1676210.444.223.33310.000.000.000.000.0050.00
1975Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB24724171002004200000.292.393.333.7268128.318.041.20814.297.140.500.000.0014.29
1986California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB35411030000000000000.273.273.273.5463011.273.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs720272001001000000.350.381.450.8319221.350.100.1504.760.000.000.000.0028.57
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs724171002004200000.292.393.333.7268128.318.041.20814.297.140.500.000.0014.29

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak40Hitting Coach1628478.51911.04Tony La Russa
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos41Third Base Coach1627389.45123.07Butch Hobson
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos41Hitting Coach1627389.45123.07Butch Hobson
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos42Third Base Coach1628082.49415.05Butch Hobson
1995California AngelsALMLBMLBcal44Third Base Coach1457867.5381.02Marcel Lachemann
1996California AngelsALMLBMLBcal45Third Base Coach1617091.43519.54John McNamara,Joe Maddon,Marcel Lachemann
1997Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+Minorsea46Manager1417566.5328.52 Lost in Semi-Finals
1998Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+Minorsea47Manager1407862.5575.03 Lost in 1st Round
1999San Bernardino StampedeCalifA+Minorlan48Manager1418061.567--1 League Champions
2000San Antonio MissionsTexAAMinorlan49Manager1406476.45719.06 
2001Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin50Manager754629.6135.52 League Champions (Provo)
2002Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin51Manager753837.5079.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2003Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin52Manager764135.53913.03 League Champions
2004Louisville BatsILAAAMinorcin53Manager1446777.46513.02 
2005Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin54Manager764333.5663.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2006Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin55Manager765125.671--1 Lost in 1st Round
2009RenoGoldInd-58Hitting Coach.000--None listed
2010Reno AcesPCLAAAMinorari59Hitting Coach1436974.4839.53Brett Butler
2011Reno AcesPCLAAAMinorari60Hitting Coach1447767.535--1Brett ButlerLost in Semi-Finals
2012Reno AcesPCLAAAMinorari61Hitting Coach1448163.563--1Brett ButlerLeague Champions
* 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.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976American League Player of the Week (August 16-August 22)1
1979American League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1981AL Silver Slugger Award (SS)1
2002Pioneer League Manager of the Year1
2006Pioneer League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-07-11Released by Orioles. 
1987-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1980-12-10TradeTraded by Red Sox with Butch Hobson to Angels for Mark Clear, Rick Miller and Carney Lansford. 
* 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.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1986California AngelsTeam Payroll35856,667-95787++386,34760,000856,667
1987Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll36200,000-3321853344,90660,0001,056,667
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red