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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tom Burns Chicago White Stocking

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Tom Burns was part of Cap Anson’s famed “stonewall infield” from 1883-1889 for the Chicago White Stockings. During that time the White Stockings would win back-to-back National League pennants in 1885-1886.

It was during the 1883 season on September 6 that Burns would put his mark on baseball history. In 18-run 7th inning against Detroit, he hit two doubles, and a home run in route to a 26-6 White Stocking win. His three hits in the inning wouldn’t be matched again until 1953.

He would .264 with 39 home runs and 653 RBI during his career. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates 1892, and the Chicago Orphans (White Stockings/Cubs) 1898-1899. He died at 44 of heart disease while managing in the Eastern League.

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