Jimmy Burke (baseball)

James Timothy Burke (October 12, 1874 – March 26, 1942) was a Major League Baseball third baseman, coach, and manager. He played for the Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Stockings, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals.

Burke was the regular third baseman for the Cardinals from 1903 to 1905. He was named player-manager in the middle of the 1905, season but was replaced by Stanley Robison after amassing a record of 34–56.

From 1914 through 1917, Burke was a coach for the Detroit Tigers. He then served as manager for the St. Louis Browns from 1918 through 1920. In 1921, he became a coach for the Boston Red Sox, a position he held for three seasons. Burke later was a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1926 through 1930, and was last a coach with the New York Yankees from 1931 through 1933.

Jimmy Burke
1921 Jimmy Burke.jpeg
Third baseman / Manager
Born: October 12, 1874
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: March 26, 1942 (aged 67)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 6, 1898, for the Cleveland Spiders
Last MLB appearance
October 8, 1905, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.244
Home runs1
Runs batted in187
Games managed445
Managerial record206–236
Winning %.466
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

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Preceded by
Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Jack Ryan
Jimmy Burke

Jimmy Burke is the name of:

James Burke (gangster) (1931–1996), Irish-American gangster

Jimmy Burke (baseball) (1874–1942), American baseball player


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