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230. Ellis Burks
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 11, 1964 in Vicksburg, MS USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 30, 1987
  • Final Game: October 02, 2004
  • Gold Glove - 1990
  • Silver Slugger - 1990
  • TSN All-Star - 1990
  • Silver Slugger - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • MVP - 1990
  • MVP - 1996
  • MVP - 2000
 
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Ellis Burks compiled a much better career than you might be initially aware of.

Beginning with the Boston Red Sox in 1987, Burks became their starting Centerfielder and, as a rookie, was a 20-20 player.  As a member of the Red Sox, Burks had his best year in 1990, where he went to his first All-Star Game and was a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger recipient.  Burks had 21 Home Runs that year and was thirteenth in MVP voting.

After an injury-plagued 1992 season, he signed with the Chicago White Sox for one season and joined the Colorado Rockies the year after.  In the mountains, he had his best season in baseball, albeit after two more years of missing a plethora of games.  In 1996, he was third in MVP voting, was an All-Star, and led the National League in Runs Scored (142) with career-highs in Home Runs (40), Runs Batted In (128), Stolen Bases (32), and the Slash Line (.344/.408/.639).  

Burks couldn't replicate that year, but he had six more 20 HR years with and would play additionally for San Francisco, Cleveland, and had one final stop in Boston in 2004.  He retired with 2,107 Hits, 352 Home Runs, 1,206 RBIs, and a Slugging Percentage of .510. 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (2) (1990 & 1996)
    Silver Slugger (2) (AL) (1990) (NL) (1996)
    Gold Glove (1) (AL) (1990)
    Edgar Martinez Award (1) (AL) (2002)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (NL) (1996)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1996)
    Most Total Bases (1) (NL) (1996)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1) (NL) (1996)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1933, 3rd
    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Offensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    1 Top Ten Finish (On Base Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Doubles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    61.   Power-Speed #: 239.1
    86.   Slugging Percentage: .510
    93.   Home Runs: 352

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2010: 0.4%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Red Sox

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