Jesse Burkett

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Birthday
4, 1868
Birthplace
Wheeling, WV
Death Date
May 27, 1953 (84)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1868
Birthplace
Wheeling, WV
Death Date
May 27, 1953 (84)

About

Hall of Fame left fielder nicknamed The Crab; won three National League batting titles in a career that spanned from 1890 with the New York Giants to 1905 with the Boston Americans.

Before Fame

He started his baseball career as a pitcher, playing professionally in the New England League in 1888.

Trivia

He set the MLB record for most inside-the-park home runs, with fifty-five - a record that will most definitely never be broken.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Ellen McGrath.

Associated With

He and Joe McGinnity were both inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.