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Ellis Burton

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Ellis Burton
Born: (1936-08-12)August 12, 1936
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: October 1, 2013(2013-10-01) (aged 77)
Fontana, California, U.S.
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1958, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1965, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.216
Home runs17
Runs batted in59

Ellis Narrington Burton (August 12, 1936 – October 1, 2013) was an American professional baseball center fielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs over parts of five Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons. A switch-hitter who threw right-handed, Burton stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 160 pounds (73 kg). He was born in Los Angeles, California.[1][2]

He was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Houston Colt .45s from the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 26, 1962.[3]

Burton posted a .216 average with 17 home runs and 59 runs batted in in 215 Major League games, scoring 79 runs while stealing six bases.

During an eleven-year minor league career, he hit .274 and 169 home runs in 1,213 games, while playing from 1955 through 1965 for 10 different teams at four different levels.[4]


  1. ^ "Ellis Burton Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ Inc., Baseball Almanac. "Major League Baseball Players Who Died in 2013". www.baseball-almanac.com. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "Majors Pay Draft High Of $695G," The Associated Press (AP), Tuesday, November 27, 1962. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  4. ^ "Baseball Reference – minor league career".

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