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 William Edwin “Bill” Burwell

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William Edwin “Bill” Burwell

Birth
Jarbalo, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Death
11 Jun 1973 (aged 78)
Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID
47850173 View Source

Professional baseball player 1920-1928. Pitcher for the St. Louis Browns and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Acting manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates' final game in the 1947 season.

Veteran - US Army, WW I.

Major league baseball player, manager and coach. During his active career, he was right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Browns and Pittsburgh Pirates. In 70 MLB games, six as a starting pitcher, he won nine games and lost eight, with a 4.37 earned run average. He posted six saves and one complete game, allowing 253 hits and 79 bases on balls, with 49 strikeouts, in 218​1⁄3 innings pitched. He was born in Jarbalo, Kansas.
Burwell was listed as 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 175 pounds (79 kg). He won 239 minor league games during a 22-year playing career. He pitched for all or parts of 12 straight seasons (1923–34) for the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. He also fashioned a lengthy post-pitching career as a minor league manager (including two seasons, 1945–46, as skipper of the Indianapolis franchise) and Major League coach. He worked in the latter role for the Boston Red Sox (1944) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1947–48; 1958–62). While serving as pitching coach on Danny Murtaugh's staff, Burwell was a member of the Pirates' 1960 world championship team.

Professional baseball player 1920-1928. Pitcher for the St. Louis Browns and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Acting manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates' final game in the 1947 season.

Veteran - US Army, WW I.

Major league baseball player, manager and coach. During his active career, he was right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Browns and Pittsburgh Pirates. In 70 MLB games, six as a starting pitcher, he won nine games and lost eight, with a 4.37 earned run average. He posted six saves and one complete game, allowing 253 hits and 79 bases on balls, with 49 strikeouts, in 218​1⁄3 innings pitched. He was born in Jarbalo, Kansas.
Burwell was listed as 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 175 pounds (79 kg). He won 239 minor league games during a 22-year playing career. He pitched for all or parts of 12 straight seasons (1923–34) for the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. He also fashioned a lengthy post-pitching career as a minor league manager (including two seasons, 1945–46, as skipper of the Indianapolis franchise) and Major League coach. He worked in the latter role for the Boston Red Sox (1944) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1947–48; 1958–62). While serving as pitching coach on Danny Murtaugh's staff, Burwell was a member of the Pirates' 1960 world championship team.


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