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Jesse

Birth Name:

  Jesse Cail Burkett

Nickname:

  The Crab

Born On:

  12-04-1868

Place of Birth Data Born In:

  Wheeling, West Virginia

Zodiac:

  Sagittarius

Died On:

  05-27-1953

Place of Death Data Died In:

  Worcester, Massachusetts

Cemetery:

  St. John Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts

College:

  None Attended

Batting Stances Chart Bats:

  Left

Throwing Arms Chart Throws:

  Left

Player Height Chart Height:

  5-08

Player Weight Chart Weight:

  155

First Game:

  04-22-1890 (Age 21)

Last Game:

  10-07-1905

Draft:

  Not Applicable

Jesse Cail Burkett (December 4, 1868 - May 27, 1953), nicknamed "The Crab", was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. He also was a coach in the Major Leagues under John McGraw for the New York Giants, owned and managed the minor league Worcester club, and coached Holy Cross College.

Burkett played in the Major Leagues from 1890 to 1905, predominantly as an outfielder, and had an accomplished hitting career, smacking 200 hits in a season six times and batting over .400 three times, one of only three players to accomplish this. He spent time in Cleveland with the National League Spiders where in 1895 and 1896 he batted over 400.

Burkett was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. He became the first West Virginian elected to Hall of Fame.

Jesse Burkett Hitting Stats

Yr Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR GS RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1891 Spiders 40 167 29 45 7 4 0 0 13 23 - 19 - - 0 - .269 .358 .359
1892 Spiders 145 608 119 167 15 14 6 0 66 67 - 59 - - 1 - .275 .348 .375
1893 Spiders 125 511 145 178 25 15 6 1 82 98 - 23 - - 7 - .348 .459 .491
1894 Spiders 125 523 138 187 27 14 8 0 94 84 - 27 10 - 1 - .358 .447 .509
1895 Spiders 131 550 153 225 22 13 5 0 83 74 - 31 7 - 8 - .409 .486 .524
1896 Spiders 133 586 160 240 27 16 6 0 72 49 - 19 5 - 7 - .410 .461 .541
1897 Spiders 127 517 129 198 28 7 2 0 60 76 - - 10 - 7 - .383 .468 .476
1898 Spiders 150 624 114 213 18 9 0 0 42 69 - - 4 - 9 - .341 .415 .399

* - Data provided by Baseball-Almanac.com

** - Text by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia