Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 11/12/12
Name: George Henry Burns Position: First Base Nick Name: Tioga George Tribe Time: 1920-1921,1924-1928 DOB: 01/31/1893 Accolades: AL MVP 1926, Top 25 MVP (1925) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1926) 151 603 97 216 64 3 4 114 298 28 33 13 7 65% .358 .494 .358 .852 .136 Career 757 2611 402 853 230 20 22 431 1189 157 144 62 38 62% .365 .455 .327 .820 .129   In 1926 George Burns became the first MVP in Cleveland Indians history. Burns originally arrived in Cleveland in 1920 (the Indians first championship season) after being purchased from the Philadelphia Athletics. After one good full season in 1921, Burns was traded to the Red Sox before 1922, only to return through another trade in 1924. During his time in Boston, Burns came into his prime and when he came back to the Tribe...
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