Tim Burke (baseball)
|Born: February 19, 1959 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 8, 1985 for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 22, 1992 for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||2.72|
|Career highlights and awards|
Timothy Phillip "Tim" Burke (born February 19, 1959) is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, and New York Yankees. He batted and threw right-handed.
In an eight-season career, Burke posted a 49–33 record with a 2.72 ERA and 102 saves in 498 games pitched. He led the National League in appearances in 1985, with 78. He was selected to the National League All-star team in 1989.
Along with wife Christine, Burke adopted two orphan children from Korea, one from Vietnam, and one from Guatemala with the assistance of International Children Services in Eugene, Oregon. A born-again Christian, Burke retired from baseball in 1993 in order to help raise his four adopted children. In 1994 he authored the book Major League Dad: The Moving Story of an All-Star Pitcher Who Gave up Baseball for His Family.
- Burke, Tim. "1989 Baseball Card". Topps.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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