Ellis Burks was a smooth operator for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 23 June 2011 at 6:57 am

Righty swinging LF Ellis Burks walked quietly with the Rockies but he carried a big stick. He played with the Rockies in the pre-humidor days and he racked up some big time numbers for them. His best year with the Rockies came back in 1996 when he finished 3rd in the MVP Voting in the N.L. while also making the All-Star teams and winning a Silver Slugger Award. Burks played in 156 games in 1996 for the Rockies and he was 211 of 613 (.344 avg, 1.047 OPS) with 142 runs scored (led the majors), 40 homers, 128 RBIs and 32 stolen bases. Burks played in 520 games in his five years with the Rockies and he was 558 of 1,821 (.306 avg, .957 OPS) with 361 runs scored, 115 homers, 337 RBIs and 52 stolen bases. Burks is #7 in Rockies’ history with a .306 batting average. He is also #3 in OPS (.957), #6 in triples (24), #8 in homers (115), #10 in RBIs (337) and #9 in stolen bases (52) in Rockies’ history. Burks was only with the Rockies for a short time but he made his mark in team history.

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