Richard Paul 'Rick' Burleson

Rick graduated from Warren High School in 1969 where he was selected 1st team All CIF and drafted by the Minnesota Twins upon graduation. He elected to attend Cerritos College and was drafted in the 1st round of the winter draft by the Boston Red Sox. Rick signed a professional contract in the spring of 1970.

He made his major league debut May 1974. Rick participated in the 1975 World Series against the
Cincinnati Reds and went on to be a four-time American League All Star with Boston and the California Angels.

During his 13-year career, he won a gold glove and silver bat. He still owns the record for most double plays by a short stop in a season with 147. This has stood for more than 30 years.

After his career was cut short by a shoulder injury, he coached 5 years in the major leagues and then managed 10 years in the minors before becoming a hitting coach in 2008, spending 2009-2012 at Reno, the Triple A affiliate of Arizona. In 2002, Rick was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame.