Willie Burns - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Willie Burns



William Tatum Burns


Born: January 12, 1916 in West Palm Beach, FL
Died: February 10, 1966 in West Palm Beach, FL
          (50 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: L
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 175
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Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
1
1943
1943
BEG
4.4
0.0
-0.4
4.8
-0.0
2
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
4.4
1.2
0.0
3.3
-0.0
3
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
2.7
-0.3
0.0
3.0
0.0
4
1B
1
1942
1942
NE
2.7
2.9
0.0
0.0
-0.2
5
SS
2
1942
1945
NE/NBY
2.5
2.1
0.0
0.0
0.4
6
RP
1
1945
1945
NYC
2.4
0.6
0.0
1.9
0.0
7
SP
2
1942
1945
NBY
2.0
-0.3
0.0
2.3
0.0
8
SP
1
1945
1945
NYC
1.9
-0.0
0.0
1.9
0.0
9
RF
1
1942
1942
NE
1.5
1.7
0.0
0.0
-0.2
10
SP
1
1942
1942
NBY
1.3
0.1
0.0
1.2
-0.0
11
SP
1
1935
1935
ND
1.3
0.3
0.0
1.0
0.0
12
C
2
1935
1942
ND/NBY
1.1
0.7
0.1
0.0
0.2
13
SP
1
1943
1943
BEG
1.1
0.0
0.0
1.1
0.0
14
SP
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.9
-0.2
0.0
1.0
0.0
15
C
1
1942
1942
NE
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
16
CF
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.8
0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.0
17
SS
1
1935
1935
ND
0.8
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.1
18
LF
1
1944
1944
IC
0.8
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.1
19
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.1
20
2B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.7
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
21
CF
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.7
0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.1
22
RF
2
1942
1945
NBY/NYC
0.7
0.4
0.0
0.5
-0.2
23
SP
1
1943
1943
BEG
0.6
-0.1
-0.1
0.9
-0.1
24
CF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.6
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.0
25
3B
2
1935
1942
ND/NE
0.6
-0.2
0.6
0.0
0.2
26
CF
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.6
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.0
27
SP
1
1944
1944
IC
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
28
CF
1
1943
1943
BEG
0.6
0.3
0.3
0.0
-0.0
29
CF
2
1942
1944
IC/CAG
0.5
0.1
0.0
0.4
-0.0
30
1B
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.1
31
LF
1
1935
1935
ND
0.5
0.9
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
32
3B
2
1943
1945
BEG/NBY
0.5
0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
33
LF
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.1
-0.1
34
SS
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.5
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.2
35
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
36
LF
2
1943
1945
BEG/NBY
0.4
0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
37
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.7
0.0
38
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
39
LF
1
1942
1942
NE/NBY
0.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
40
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
41
RP
1
1944
1944
IC
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
42
LF
1
1943
1943
BEG
0.3
-0.0
0.5
0.0
-0.1
43
1B
2
1944
1945
IC/NYC
0.3
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
44
CF
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.3
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
45
CF
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
46
C
1
1935
1935
ND
0.3
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
47
2B
2
1942
1945
NBY
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
48
C
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
49
3B
2
1942
1944
CAG/IC
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
50
SP
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
51
SP
1
1944
1944
IC
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
52
RP
1
1943
1943
BEG
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
53
LF
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
54
1B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
55
SP
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
56
2B
1
1944
1944
IC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
57
LF
2
1942
1944
CAG/IC
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
58
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
59
SP
2
1935
1942
NBY/ND
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.4
0.0
60
CF
1
1944
1944
IC
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
61
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
62
SP
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.3
-0.0
63
RP
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
64
2B
1
1944
1944
IC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
65
RF
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
66
RF
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
67
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
68
LF
1
1935
1935
ND
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
69
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
70
C
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
SS
1
1945
1945
NYC
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
72
RP
1
1944
1944
IC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
73
1B
1
1935
1935
ND
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
74
SP
1
1935
1935
ND
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
75
1B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
76
RP
1
1935
1935
ND
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
77
3B
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
RF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
79
LF
2
1944
1945
NBY/IC
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
80
2B
2
1942
1944
CAG/IC
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
81
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
82
-
1
1935
1935
ND
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
83
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
85
C
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
86
C
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
87
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
RF
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
89
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
2B
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
-
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
93
-
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
94
C
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
RP
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
96
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
98
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
3B
2
1935
1945
NBY/ND
-0.0
0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
102
-
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
105
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
106
3B
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
108
2B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
LF
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
110
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
111
RF
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
112
2B
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
113
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
3B
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
115
1B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
116
-
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
117
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
118
1B
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
119
RP
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
120
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
121
1B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
122
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
124
3B
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
125
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
126
C
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
127
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
128
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
129
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
130
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
-0.0
131
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
132
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
133
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
134
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
135
SS
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
136
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
137
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
138
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
139
3B
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
2B
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
141
SP
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
142
3B
1
1942
1942
NBY/CAG
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
143
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
144
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
145
1B
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
146
RF
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
147
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
148
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
149
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
150
RP
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
151
3B
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
152
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
153
RP
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
154
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
155
SS
2
1935
1944
ND/IC
-0.2
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.1
156
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
157
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
158
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
159
2B
2
1943
1945
NYC/BEG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
160
SS
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
161
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
162
2B
3
1942
1945
MULT
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
163
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
164
C
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
165
2B
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
166
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
167
RF
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
168
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
169
C
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
170
SS
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
171
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
172
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
173
CF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
174
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
175
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
176
2B
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
177
-
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
178
SP
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
179
LF
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
180
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
181
LF
2
1942
1945
NYC/NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
182
3B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
183
RF
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
184
CF
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
185
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.1
186
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
187
SP
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
188
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.5
-0.7
0.1
0.0
0.1
189
RF
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.5
0.3
-0.8
0.0
-0.1
190
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.5
-0.8
0.1
0.0
0.2
191
3B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.5
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
192
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
193
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
194
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
195
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
196
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.0
197
1B
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.6
0.3
-0.6
-0.1
-0.1
198
CF
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
199
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
200
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
201
1B
3
1935
1945
ND/NBY
-0.8
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.2
202
RP
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.8
0.1
0.0
-0.9
-0.0
203
2B
2
1935
1945
NBY/ND
-0.9
-0.3
-0.7
0.0
0.1
204
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.9
-0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
205
C
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.9
0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
206
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
-1.2
-0.2
0.0
-1.0
0.0
207
2B
1
1943
1943
BEG
-1.3
-0.2
-1.2
0.0
0.1
208
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-1.6
-0.1
0.0
-1.5
0.0

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James