Burgess Whitehead

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Burgess Urquhart Whitehead

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Burgess Whitehead was a backup infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals "Gashouse Gang" club that won the 1934 World Series. He was traded to the New York Giants after the 1935 season and was the team's regular second baseman until World War II. After missing four years while serving in the war, he ended his big league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1946.


Whitehead holds the all-time record for the most career home runs by a player who homered at only one ballpark: he had 17 homers, all at the Polo Grounds. Next in this category is "Fat Freddie" Fitzsimmons with 14 (also at the Polo Grounds).

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Further Reading[edit]

  • C. Paul Rogers III: "Burgess Whitehead", in Charles F. Faber, ed.: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 223-229. ISBN 978-1-933599-731

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