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
NBY/NE
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
NBY/ND
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
LF
1
1935
1935
ND
0.5
0.9
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
31
1B
1
1942
1942
NBY
0.5
0.6
0.0
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
NBY/BEG
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
NBY/NE
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
NYC/IC
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
-0.0
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
ND/NBY
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
IC/NBY
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
-
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
104
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
105
3B
2
1935
1945
ND/NBY
-0.0
0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
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
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
136
SS
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
137
2B
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
138
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
139
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
140
SP
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
141
3B
1
1942
1942
NBY/CAG
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
142
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
143
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
144
1B
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
145
RF
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
146
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
147
SS
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
148
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
149
RP
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
150
3B
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
151
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
152
RP
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
153
RP
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
154
SS
2
1935
1944
IC/ND
-0.2
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.1
155
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
156
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
157
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
158
2B
2
1943
1945
BEG/NYC
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
159
SS
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
160
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
161
2B
3
1942
1945
MULT
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
162
2B
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
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
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
166
C
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
167
C
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
168
SS
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
169
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
170
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
171
CF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
172
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
173
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
174
2B
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
175
-
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
176
SP
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
177
LF
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
178
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
179
LF
2
1942
1945
NYC/NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
180
3B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
181
RF
2
1942
1945
CAG/NBY
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
182
RF
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
183
CF
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
184
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.1
185
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
186
SP
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
187
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.5
-0.7
0.1
0.0
0.1
188
RF
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.5
0.3
-0.8
0.0
-0.1
189
3B
1
1945
1945
NYC
-0.5
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
190
-
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
191
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
192
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.5
-0.8
0.1
0.0
0.2
193
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
194
-
1
1942
1942
CAG
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
195
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.0
196
CF
1
1935
1935
ND
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
197
1B
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.6
0.3
-0.6
-0.1
-0.1
198
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
199
-
1
1943
1943
BEG
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
200
1B
3
1935
1945
NBY/ND
-0.8
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.2
201
RP
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.8
0.1
0.0
-0.9
-0.0
202
2B
2
1935
1945
ND/NBY
-0.8
-0.3
-0.6
0.0
0.1
203
-
1
1942
1942
NBY
-0.9
-0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
204
C
1
1944
1944
IC
-0.9
0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
205
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
-1.2
-0.2
0.0
-1.0
0.0
206
2B
1
1943
1943
BEG
-1.3
-0.2
-1.2
0.0
0.1
207
-
1
1935
1935
ND
-1.6
-0.1
0.0
-1.5
0.0

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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