Jamie Burke awesomeness

DMZ · April 1, 2007 at 10:23 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

First, I’m surprised that Jamie Burke never changed his name to Jamie Molina to increase his defensive reputation and chances of getting a major league job.

But that’s not what I’m writing about. If you look at Burke’s 1999 line, you’ll see something interesting:
1999: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K.

What happened?

In 1999, the Edmonton Trappers were the Angels AAA affiliate, facing the Rainiers. When the Trappers threw Burke to the mound in the 11th (12th?) inning of a tied game, they thought it was over. But Burke pounded the plate, the Rainiers couldn’t get anything done and three innings later, he got the win.

The only press hit I’ve found was the LA Times, which said “Besides Fyhrie, the best pitcher lately has been utility infielder Jamie Burke, 27, who threw three scoreless innings in a mop-up role, striking out three and registering 89 mph on the radar gun.” (May 18, 1999, p 8)

I’ve been trying to find a good game story or box score to post here, but the Tacoma News Tribune’s archives are pay-only, and I can’t find anything from the Edmonton side. I was hoping I’d be able to say that Ryan Franklin took the loss, so I could say “Jamie Burke out-dueled Ryan Franklin” but it was just as likely Sean Spencer or Rafael Carmona.

Anyway, I’m really hoping someone gets a chance to ask him about this, so we can find out if Raul Ibanez went up against him that late night.


10 Responses to “Jamie Burke awesomeness”

  1. PhilKenSebben on April 1st, 2007 10:29 pm

    I liked Rafeal Carmona

  2. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 11:11 pm

    Certainly this will come up. If not, we’ll just have to make it come up.

  3. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 11:23 pm

    8) does not equal 8)

  4. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 11:23 pm


  5. ConorGlassey on April 1st, 2007 11:28 pm

    I paid $2 for the article…

    Here’s a recap:

    Funny thing is, though, there was little hitting and even less drama to be found during the first eight inning, mostly because Edmonton starting pitcher Kevin Lomon allowed no runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    But Lomon – second cousin of Tacoma starter Ryan Franklin – was long gone when this one was decided in the 15th inning.

    After an intentional walk to Steve Decker, Chris Pritchett grounded out to first. With two outs, Ben Molina singled to center to score Williams with the go-ahead run.

    That’s was all designated hitter Jamie Burke needed to notch his first victory of the season – that’s right, a designated hitter.

    Burke worked three perfect innings, allowing just an infield single to pinch-hitter Shawn Buhner in the 15th as Tacoma saw its home record drop to 3-9 and overall mark to 11-20.

    Edmonton improved to 15-16 with the victory as Tacoma reliever Greg McCarthy (0-1) took the defeat.

    The Trappers didn’t get much in the way of offense against Franklin, who allowed little more than a run-scoring single to Jovino Carvajal and RBI double to Jamie Burke in the second inning.

    In his four home starts Franklin – who went eight innings Monday against the Trappers – has allowed five runs in 29 23 innings. He’s allowed 14 runs in nine innings on the road.

    A box score didn’t run because the game ran so late. D’oh!

  6. klosetfann on April 1st, 2007 11:43 pm


  7. klosetfann on April 1st, 2007 11:43 pm


  8. msb on April 2nd, 2007 7:32 am

    not much more in the AP:

    May 11, 1999
    Ben Molina singled home Reggie Williams with two out in the 15th inning Monday night as the Edmonton Trappers defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 4-3 in Pacific Coast League action.

    Jamie Burke (1-0), primarily a third baseman, pitched three shutout innings as Edmonton’s seventh pitcher to pick up the win.

    Tacoma scored three runs in bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game. Ryan Jackson extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff triple and scored on a single by Brad Seitzer. Seitzer scored on an error and Scot Sealy added a sacrifice fly to score pinch runner Charles Gibson. Edmonton scored two runs in the second inning. Jovino Carvajal singled home Chris Pritchett and Jamie Burke followed with a double to score Carvajal.

    The Trappers added an unearned run by Jason Herrick in the ninth.

    Greg McCarthy (0-1), Tacoma’s fourth pitcher, pitched only the 15th inning in taking the loss.

    two days later, of course:


    Tacoma designated hitter Ryan Jackson hit two solo home runs and left fielder Ozzie Timmons added a two-run homer as the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Edmonton Trappers 9-3 last night.

    A brawl cleared the benches in the bottom of the sixth inning when Tacoma’s Charles Gipson was hit by a pitch, turned around and tackled the catcher. Seven people were ejected, including Edmonton manager Carney Lansford.

    Tacoma starting pitcher Melvin Bunch struck out eight while walking none in 52/3 innings. He scattered five hits, allowing just two runs before giving way to the bullpen.

    Edmonton starting pitcher Paul Morse took the loss, allowing nine runs and walking five in five innings.

    Tacoma first baseman Shawn Buhner and shortstop Gipson each contributed two RBIs. Trappers third baseman Jamie Burke hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the third.

  9. rd on April 2nd, 2007 9:04 am

    Ibanez was in Seattle, and injured, at the time.

  10. mike on April 2nd, 2007 10:08 am

    That was a great brawl. Gipson attacked catcher Benji Molina instead of charging the mound. Carney Lansford participated in the fight instead of breaking it up (like a manager is supposed to). Shane Monahan, already serving a suspension and watching from the stands in street clothes, ran down to the field and got involved.

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