Bill Burbach

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Bill Burbach
Born: (1947-08-22) August 22, 1947 (age 70)
Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1969, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1971, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Pitching appearances 37
Win-loss record 6–11
Earned run average 4.48
Innings pitched 160⅔

William David Burbach (born August 22, 1947) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1969 through 1971 for the New York Yankees. Listed at 6' 4", 215 lb., Burbach batted and threw right handed. He was born in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and attended Iowa University.[1]

The Yankees selected Burbach in the first round, 19th pick of the 1965 MLB Draft. He spent four years in the Minor Leagues before joining the big team.

Burbach posted a 6–11 record with a 4.48 ERA in 37 pitching appearances for the Yankees, 28 of them starts including a shutout. Afterwards, he pitched in the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins Minor League systems in 1971 and 1972.[1]

Overall, Burbach went 38–54 with a 3.69 ERA in 162 minor league games. In between, he played winter ball with the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan League in the 1971-72 season.[2]


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