A three-sport star at North Carolina State, Burrus failed to stick in a trial with
the A's. After four years in the minors, he returned to the ML to hit .340 for the
1925 Braves. However, he had little home run power, and when his batting average
dropped to .270 he went on the bench.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 2, 1925: Boston and the Phillies split a pair, with Joe Genewich winning the opener, 4–1 for the Braves. Hal Carlson is the Phillies winner, 12–6, in the nitecap. Boston's Dick Burrus, back in the majors after a five year hiatus, hits his 1st ML homer, off Carlson. Burrus will collect 200 hits and post a .340 average.