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Todd Burns

Todd Burns
Pitcher
Born: (1963-07-06) July 6, 1963
Maywood, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 31, 1988, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1993, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 21–23
Earned run average 3.47
Strikeouts 252
Saves 13
Teams

Todd Edward Burns (born July 6, 1963) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher.

Burns attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, earning first-team All-America honors before being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 7th round of the 1984 MLB amateur draft. He played for the A's from 1988 to 1991, and would also play for the Texas Rangers (1992–1993), and St. Louis Cardinals (1993). He was nicknamed "The Mad Hatter" because of his habit of frantically tugging at the bill of his cap and re-adjusting it prior to every pitch as well as "Third Degree" for his penchant of giving up runs near the end of his career.

Burns made his Major League Baseball debut on May 31, 1988, and during that season was a reliably effective starter at the back end of the A's rotation. He compiled an 8–2 record over 14 starts and three relief appearances as the A's won the AL pennant but then lost the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Burns switched to an almost exclusively relief role in following seasons. He helped the A's win two more pennants in 1989 and 1990, and a World Series in 1989, when the A's swept their cross-bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants. He left the A's following the 1991 season to sign with the Texas Rangers, then finished his career on September 17, 1993, with the St. Louis Cardinals. Burns posted a regular season won-loss record of 21–23 with a 3.47 earned run average and 13 saves in 203 games pitched. In 3 postseason series, Burns compiled a 0–0 won-loss record with a 7.36 earned run average.

Burns now runs the Todd Burns School of Baseball in Huntsville, Alabama.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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