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George Burns (First Baseman)
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Baseball Player
    (January 31, 1893-January 7, 1978)
    Born in Niles, Ohio
    Nicknamed 'Tioga George'
    First baseman for the Detroit Tigers (1914-1917), Philadelphia Athletics (1918-1920, 1929), Cleveland Indians (1920-1921, 1924-1928), Boston Red Sox (1922-1923) and the New York Yankees (1928-1929)
    Two-time World Series Champion (1920 and 1929)
    Held the record for most doubles in a season with 64 (1926-1930); broken by Earl Webb (1931)
    He shares his name with the comedian and a NL outfielder.
    He frequently got hit by pitches.
    He committed errors frequently as a first baseman.
    He appeared in 14 games with the Yankees, but he never appeared in any game of the 1928 World Series.
    He held the league career record for first basemen in games played for only a very short time in the 1928 season until Joe Judge overtook it in the same season.
    He recorded the first base hit in the history of the original Yankee Stadium.
    When Joe Sewell first arrived in Cleveland, he gave a bat to him in which he (Sewell) never broke.
    He was the first Major League first baseman to turn an unassisted triple play (September 14, 1923).
    He recorded a double in Game 6 of the 1920 World Series that helped Tris Speaker score the only run that beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the game.
    He once had the AL career record for right-handed first basemen in games played with 1,671 until the 1940 season.
    He recorded a career high of 216 hits in the 1926 season.
    He used to work as a deputy sheriff.

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