John Irving “Jack” Burns (August 31, 1907 - April 18, 1975) played first base for seven seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Browns (1930-1936) and the Detroit Tigers (1936). In 1934, he led the American League in games played and led the league in sacrifice hits the following year. Jack hit above the .300-mark twice, once as a full-time player. His best year was 1932 when he batted .305 with 188 hits, 111 runs scored and 70 RBI. Burns finished his career with 980 hits including 199 doubles, 541 runs, 417 RBI and a .280 career batting average.