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John Joseph Burdock
Birth: Apr., 1852
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1931
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. A second baseman who played 18 professional seasons, he was better known by his nickname "Black Jack." At age 20 he made his debut with the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1872 and moved to the New York Mutuals for the 1874 season. He broke into the big leagues in 1875 with the Hartford Dark Blues (1875 to 1877), then played with the Boston Red Caps (later named the Beaneaters) from 1878 to 1888. He was statistically one of the best defensive fielders in the early years of the National League, leading all second basemen 5 times in the league's first 9 years. While with the Red Caps/Beaneaters, he was promoted to player-manager in 1882. Although the team struggled in the early part of the season, they rallied under his leadership, eventually going from 7th to 4th place. But Burdock embarrassed the team during a game by grabbing the opposing catcher to prevent him from catching a pop foul, incurring a $20 fine from the umpire and causing the team's owner to remove him as manager. He remained as second baseman and Boston went on to win the 1883 National League pennant with Burdock hitting a career high .330. He joined the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1888 and retired in 1891 at age 39. (bio by: TomDuse) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: St. Johns, Range P, Grave 13
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 2009
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