Ellis Burks Bio | Wiki
Ellis Burks is an American former outfielder. Currently, he serves as a New England Sports Network (NESN) studio analyst and part-time color commentator. Ellis played in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons where he batted and threw right-handed.
In his 18-year career, Ellis was a .291 hitter with 352 home runs, 1253 runs, 1206 RBI, 2107 hits, 63 triples, 402 doubles, 181 stolen bases, and 793 walks in 2000 games. Defensively, he recorded a .983 fielding percentage playing at all three outfield positions.
Ellis Burks Age
Ellis was born on September 11, 1964, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. He is 57 years old.
Ellis Burks Height
He is quite a tall man and stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (Approx. 1.88).
Ellis Burks Family
He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi to his parents. Ellis’ family moved to the state capital, Jackson, where he completed elementary school. At 10, they then moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and Ellis began to get serious about baseball. He played in a summer league after his freshman year at O.D. Wyatt High School. Ellis’ father worked as an electrician. He is a cousin of Roosevelt Brown, a fellow Major League outfielder.
Ellis Burks Wife
Ellis is married to his lovely wife Dori whom he met in Connecticut in 1985. Together, they have three daughters, Carissa, Elisha, and Breanna, and a son Chris. The family resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Ellis Burks Son
Ellis’ son, Chris, plays baseball for the San Francisco Giants organization. He started his own professional career in the Giants’ minor-league system in the summer of 2017.
Ellis Burks Education
He attended O.D. Wyatt High School, where he played in a summer league after his freshman year. Later, Ellis received a scholarship offer from Ranger Junior College.
Ellis Burks NESN
Ellis serves as a New England Sports Network (NESN) studio analyst and part-time color commentator for Red Sox games. He joined NESN in 2021 after working for Indians’ front office staff as a special assistant to the general manager.
At Indians, Ellis provided consistent production in the middle-of-the-lineup. Unfortunately, he sprained his wrist in spring training of 2003 and kept playing in 55 games. However, the muscles in his right hand affected his ability to swing the bat. The Indians did not pick up their 2004 contract option or offer him salary arbitration, making Ellis go back to the Red Sox.
Ellis Burks Red Sox
Ellis was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 1983 Major League Baseball draft. He made his debut in the 1987 season as a regular center fielder at age 22. This made Ellis the third player in Red Sox history to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in one season.
He became the second player in Red Sox history to achieve the feat when he hit two home runs in the same inning of a game during the 1990 season. He made his career retirement with a World Series ring at Red Sox.
Ellis Burks 2004 World Series
Ellis began his major-league career as a 22-year-old rookie for the Boston Red Sox in 1987. He retired as a member of the 2004 Red Sox team with their World Series title.
Ellis Burks Salary
He serves as a studio analyst and part-time color commentator at NESN, he, therefore, receives a satisfactory salary. Ellis’s average salary is $97,564 per year.
Ellis Burks Net Worth
He has played baseball and worked as a journalist for many years. Therefore, there is no doubt he has accumulated decent wealth over the years. The estimated net worth of Ellis is $1 million.
Who Did Ellis Burks Play For
In his playing career, Ellis played for Boston Red Sox 2004, 1987 – 1992, Cleveland Indians 2001 – 2003, San Francisco Giants 1999 –2000, 1998, Colorado Rockies 1998, 1994 – 1997, and Chicago White Sox 1993. Ellis is next eligible for the Hall of Fame through the Today’s Game Era Committee in 2023.