Tim Burke (baseball)

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Tim Burke
Born: (1959-02-19) February 19, 1959 (age 56)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 8, 1985 for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1992 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Win–loss record 49–33
Earned run average 2.72
Strikeouts 444
Saves 102
Career highlights and awards

Timothy Phillip "Tim" Burke (born February 19, 1959) is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, and New York Yankees. He batted and threw right-handed.


In an eight-season career, Burke posted a 49–33 record with a 2.72 ERA and 102 saves in 498 games pitched. He led the National League in appearances in 1985, with 78. He was selected to the National League All-star team in 1989.


Along with wife Christine, Burke adopted two orphan children from Korea, one from Vietnam, and one from Guatemala with the assistance of International Children Services in Eugene, Oregon. A born-again Christian, Burke retired from baseball in 1993 in order to help raise his four adopted children. In 1994 he authored the book Major League Dad: The Moving Story of an All-Star Pitcher Who Gave up Baseball for His Family.

While with the Expos, Burke became an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens, and was even interviewed in a hockey magazine.[1]

In 1995, Burke appeared in the Geoff Moore & the Distance music video for the song "Home Run".[citation needed]

Burke currently resides in Littleton, Colorado.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burke, Tim. "1989 Baseball Card". Topps. 

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