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Burns, Joseph F. (1975)

Ipswich Mass, Burns, like Sidney Graves, was a far-ranging centerfielder. He was plucked from Manager Hughey Duffy's Portland team in August 1913 by Detroit scout Fred Lake. He was Ty Cobb's scheduled replacement. Cobb, however, had a starry major league career from 1905-1928. Burns batted .357 in a brief Detroit stay.

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