Jeff Burroughs

Jeffrey Alan (Jeff) Burroughs (born March 7, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player. He played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1970 through 1985, 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. In a 16-season career, Burroughs posted a .261 batting average with 240 home runs and 882 RBIs in 1689 games.

Jeff Burroughs
Jeff Burroughs 1974
Right fielder / Left fielder
Born: March 7, 1951 (age 68)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 1970, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Batting average.261
Home runs240
Runs batted in882
Career highlights and awards


Burroughs was selected by the Washington Senators with the first overall pick in 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.

In four full seasons with the Texas Rangers, Burroughs averaged 25.5 home runs a year with a high of 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 RBIs and was selected the American League MVP, making him one of only seven overall number-one picks to win the MVP title (the others are Chipper Jones, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey, Jr., Bryce Harper, Joe Mauer and Josh Hamilton) and the first Ranger to win the award. 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. Burroughs was also named AL Player of the Year and selected as an OF on the AL All-Star team by The Sporting News his MVP season of 1974.

As a member of the Atlanta Braves, in 1977 Burroughs collected 114 RBIs and hit 41 home runs, the latter number surpassed only by Cincinnati Reds outfielder George Foster (52). Burroughs had fans who maintained a large banner below the right field deck titled "Jeff's Jackpot", which displayed his home run total for the season plus one.

Late in his career, Burroughs was still a valuable hitter, being used mainly as a DH and pinch hitter. Burroughs played his final year with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1985 after being purchased by them. In 86 games, he had 49 hits and 19 runs with six home runs and 28 RBIs along with 36 strikeouts and 34 walks. He batted .257 with a .366 OBP. His final regular season game was on October 6, 1985, batting as a DH. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in an 8-0 loss. [1] He made his first and only appearance in a postseason game, having one at-bat in the ALCS that year, batting in Game 7 in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals as a pinch hitter, which resulted in a ground out. [2] After he retired, Burroughs later coached his son's Little League team, the Long Beach All-Stars; with Sean as their star player, these teams won the Little League World Series in both 1992 and 1993, winning the former by forfeit after their opponents (who had beaten them 15–4) were found to have used no fewer than 14 ineligible players and the latter 3–2 over Panama to be the first American team to repeat as champion and only the third city to ever do so after Monterrey, Mexico (1957, 1958) and Seoul, South Korea (1984, 1985).

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1968 Major League Baseball draft

The 1968 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft took place prior to the 1968 MLB season. The draft saw the New York Mets take shortstop Tim Foli first overall.

1969 Major League Baseball draft

The 1969 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft took place prior to the 1969 MLB season. The draft featured future Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven (pick 55) and Dave Winfield (pick 882).

1972 Texas Rangers season

The Texas Rangers 1972 season involved the Rangers finishing sixth in the American League West with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses. This was the Rangers' first season in Texas, as well as the club's first year in the AL West, after playing their first 11 seasons in Washington, D.C., and from 1969 to 1971 in the American League East.

1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 45th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 23, 1974, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7–2.

This marked the third time the Pirates had been host for the All-Star Game (the first two having been in 1944 and the first game in 1959). This would be the first of two times that the game would be played at Three Rivers Stadium, with the stadium hosting again in 1994.

1974 Major League Baseball season

The 1974 Major League Baseball season. The Oakland Athletics won their third consecutive World Series, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to one.

Two notable personal milestones were achieved during the 1974 season. The first came on April 8, when Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves blasted his 715th career home run, breaking the all-time career home run mark of 714 set by Babe Ruth. Aaron would finish his career with 755 home runs, a record that would stand until Barry Bonds broke it in 2007. The second milestone came on September 10, when the St. Louis Cardinals' Lou Brock stole his 105th base off pitcher Dick Ruthven and catcher Bob Boone of the Philadelphia Phillies. This broke the single-season stolen base record of 104, set by Maury Wills in 1962. Brock stole 118 bases, a record that would stand until 1982, when Rickey Henderson stole 130.

1974 Texas Rangers season

The 1974 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing second in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 76 losses (two rained-out games were never completed). It would be only the second time in franchise history (to that point) that the club finished over .500 and the first since the club relocated to Arlington, Texas. The club became the first (and, to date, only) team to finish over .500 after two consecutive 100-loss seasons.

1974 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world.

1975 Texas Rangers season

The 1975 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses. The team hit a major league-leading five grand slams.

1976 Texas Rangers season

The 1976 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

1977 Atlanta Braves season

The 1977 Atlanta Braves season was the 107th season for the franchise and their 12th in Atlanta. The team finished in last place in the six-team National League West with a record of 61–101, 37 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves hit a major league-leading seven grand slams.All Braves home and away games were broadcast on WTCG-TV which during the offseason, under its owner Ted Turner, became the pioneer superstation in the United States and thus making the Braves the first MLB team to have its games telecast to millions of television viewers around the country aside from the national broadcasts on ABC and NBC which had been the case before the team's opening series of the season.

1978 Atlanta Braves season

The 1978 Atlanta Braves season was the 108th season for the franchise and their 13th in Atlanta.

1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 49th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 11, 1978, at San Diego Stadium in San Diego, home of the San Diego Padres of the National League. The game resulted in a 7-3 victory for the NL.

This was the first All-Star Game to be played in San Diego. It would return in 1992 to be played in the same stadium, though it was renamed Jack Murphy Stadium by that time.

The honorary captains were Brooks Robinson (for the AL) and Eddie Mathews (for the NL).

1980 Atlanta Braves season

The 1980 Atlanta Braves season was the 15th season in Atlanta along with the 110th season as a franchise overall.

1982 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 1982 season involved the A's finishing fifth in the American League West with a record of 68 wins and 94 losses.

The 1982 Athletics are remembered mainly for the exploits of star left fielder Rickey Henderson. Henderson, in his fourth major league season, stole an MLB-record 130 bases over the course of the year. Henderson broke the record, previously held by Lou Brock, by swiping his 119th base of the season on August 27 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Henderson's record has not been approached since.

The season also marked the end of manager Billy Martin's tenure with the Athletics. Martin was unceremoniously fired at season's end, despite having led the A's to the ALCS only one season prior. He was replaced by Steve Boros.

Burroughs (surname)

Burroughs is a surname of English origin. At the time of the British Census of 1881, its relative frequency was highest in Suffolk (8.9 times the British average), followed by Norfolk, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Huntingdonshire, Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey, Lincolnshire, and Orkney.

The surname Burroughs may refer to:

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Augusten Burroughs (b. 1965), American writer

Bryson Burroughs (1869-1934), American artist

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Derrick Burroughs (b. 1962), American football player and coach

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Dillon Burroughs (b. 1976), American writer

Don Burroughs (1931–2006), American football player

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Edith Burroughs (b. 1939), American professional bowler

Edith Woodman Burroughs (1871–1916), American sculptor

Edward Burroughs (bishop) (1885–1934), English Anglican priest

Ellen Burroughs, better known as Sophie Jewett (1861–1909), American poet and professor

Elzy Burroughs (1771/1777-1825), American stonemason, engineer, lighthouse builder, and lighthouse keeper

Franklin Burroughs (businessman) (1834–1897), American entrepreneur

Franklin Burroughs (author) (b. ?), American author

George Burroughs (1650–1692), American Congregational pastor

Harmon P. Burroughs (1846–1907), American farmer and politician

Henry Burroughs (1845–1878), American professional baseball player

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Jeremiah Burroughs (ca. 1600-1646), also written "Jeremiah Burroughes," English Congregationalist and Puritan preacher

Jerrold Burroughs (b. 1967), American politician

John Burroughs (1837–1921), American naturalist and essayist

John Burroughs (governor) (1907–1978), American businessman and politician

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Joseph Burroughs (1685–1761), English Baptist minister

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Robert P. Burroughs (?-1994), American businessman, political advisor, and statesman

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Sherman E. Burroughs (1903-1992), American naval Rear-Admiral

Sherman Everett Burroughs (1870–1923), American politician

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William Seward Burroughs I (1855–1898), American inventor

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Williana Burroughs (1882–1945), American teacher, communist political activist, and politician

Margaret Taylor-Burroughs (1917–2010), American artist and writer

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List of Texas Rangers first-round draft picks

The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. They play in the American League West division. Before 1972 (and for the first seven years of the draft), they were known as the Washington Senators and based in Washington, D.C. Since the institution of MLB's Rule 4 Draft, the Rangers franchise has selected 68 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft", the Rule 4 Draft is MLB's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its teams. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick. In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.Of the 70 players picked in the first round by Washington or Texas, 37 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 27 of these were right-handed, while 10 were left-handed. Twelve outfielders, nine third basemen, six shortstops, four catchers, and two first basemen were also taken. The team has never drafted a player at second base. Fourteen of the players came from high schools or colleges in the state of Texas, and California follows with ten players. The Rangers have drafted one player, Tanner Scheppers in 2009, who was playing in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball at the time of the draft. Scheppers was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 29th round of the 2005 MLB Draft, and by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft.None of the Rangers' first-round picks have won a World Series championship with the team, and no pick has been elected to the Hall of Fame. None of these picks have won the MLB Rookie of the Year award, although Oddibe McDowell (1984) placed fourth in the voting in 1985. The Rangers had the first overall selection twice in the draft, which they used on Jeff Burroughs (1969) and David Clyde (1973). Clyde made his debut for the Rangers 20 days after he pitched his high school team to the state finals in the franchise's first sellout at Arlington Stadium.The Rangers have made 19 selections in the supplemental round of the draft and 26 compensatory picks since the institution of the First-Year Player Draft in 1965. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season, or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year. The Rangers have failed to sign one of their first-round picks, Matt Purke (2009), and received the 15th pick in 2010 as compensation.

Rusty McNealy

Robert Lee McNealy (born August 12, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who made a brief appearance with the Oakland Athletics toward the end of the 1983 season.

While playing college baseball for Florida International University, McNealy was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fourth round of the January 1978 amateur draft, but did not sign. His stock fell by his senior year, as the Seattle Mariners waited until the seventeenth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft to call his name.

He batted .306 with three home runs, sixty runs batted in, 124 runs scored and 73 stolen bases in his two seasons in Seattle's farm system. On December 9, 1981, he and fellow minor leaguer Tim Hallgren were traded to Oakland for pitcher Roy Thomas.In his first season with the A's, he batted .310 and scored eighty runs for the double A West Haven A's to be voted the sixth best prospect in the Eastern League in a 1982 poll of the league's managers. After one more season in the minors, he received a September call up to Oakland in 1983. A's manager Steve Boros used McNealy mostly as a pinch runner in the fifteen games in which he appeared. McNealy logged just four plate appearances without getting a hit, but still managed to score five runs. On September 27, 1983, he scored the game winning run of their 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox pinch running for Jeff Burroughs.On December 7, 1983, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for veteran pitcher Ray Burris.

Sean Burroughs

Sean Patrick Burroughs (born September 12, 1980), is an American former professional baseball third baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Minnesota Twins. During his playing days, Burroughs stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall, weighing 195 pounds (88 kg). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

Burroughs is the son of former major-leaguer Jeff Burroughs.


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