Ellis Burks

Center Fielder

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 2012

Awards and Recognition with Boston
Gold Glove Award, 1990
Silver Slugger Award, 1990

Career Batting Statistics for Ellis Burks with Boston

SEASON AB R H HR RBI BB SB AVG
1987 558 94 152 20 59 41 27 .272
1988 540 93 159 18 92 62 25 .294
1989 399 73 121 12 61 36 21 .303
1990 588 89 174 21 89 48 9 .296
1991 474 56 119 14 56 39 6 .251
1992 235 35 60 8 30 25 5 .255
2004 33 6 6 1 1 3 2 .182
7 yrs 2827 446 791 94 388 254 95 .280

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Memorable Moments for Ellis Burks

  • 11 January 1983 - The Boston Red Sox select outfielder Ellis Burks in the first round of the January free agent draft.
  • 10 June 1987 - Ellis Burks and Marty Barrett both hit grand slams as Boston ties a major league single game record.
  • 27 August 1990 - Ellis Burks becomes the first Red Sox player since former second baseman Bill Regan in 1928 to hit two home runs in one inning as an eight-run fourth helps Boston rock Cleveland, 12-4. Burks also finishes with five RBI.
  • 5 February 2004 - Returning home to where he started his career, free agent designated hitter Ellis Burks signs a one-year deal with Boston.
  • 6 August 2011 - Jacoby Ellsbury knocks in six runs in a 10-4 win for the Red Sox over the Yankees. He is the seventh Boston player since 1919 to do so from the leadoff spot in the batting order and the first since Ellis Burks in 1987.