Jeff Burrow Gets the Nod for 2009 UT Arlington Hall of Honor
July 21, 2009
ARLINGTON, Texas - Former UT Arlington right-handed pitcher Jeff Burrow has been selected as a member of the Class of 2009 that will be inducted into The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Athletics Hall of Honor, on Sept. 12 at the Arlington Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom.
Burrow, an Arlington High School graduate ('87), pitched four seasons for the Mavericks (1988-91) while setting career records for wins (27), innings pitched (333.0), complete games (25) and games started (51).
In 1991, Burrow became one of only seven pitchers in UT Arlington history to win 10 games as leading the Mavericks with a 10-3 record and 45 strikeouts with a 3.89 ERA with a team-leading 85 2/3 innings pitched. His 10 victories in 1991 led the Southland Conference.
A second team All-Southland Conference selection as a sophomore, Burrow was the team leader in innings pitched and complete games during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Burrow earned a spot in the Mavericks' rotation as a freshman going 4-2 with a 4.36 ERA in 66.0 innings pitched with four complete games in nine starts. He earned the team's Most Outstanding Freshman Award for his accomplishments in 1988.
Led the Mavs in innings pitched (89) and complete games (6) as a sophomore in 1989, helping UTA to a 33-win campaign. Burrow made 13 starts as a sophomore with a 3.74 ERA and tallied 62 strikeouts with a 7-5 record on the hill which led to an all-conference selection. In addition, he tossed a seven-hit, complete-game shutout defeating the No. 7 Texas Longhorns, 2-0 in Austin.
He had continued success as a junior in 1990 going 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA in a team-leading 92.0 innings pitched. Burrow tallied six complete games for the second straight season and had 52 strikeouts while making 18 starts. He narrowly missed collecting an Opening Day victory at Texas A&M in a 2-3 loss, despite throwing a four-hit complete game.
Burrow helped lead the Mavericks to their first Southland Conference championship while pitching six innings of two-hit baseball in relief against Sam Houston State in the final regular season game of the season.
Burrow completed his collegiate career logging nine complete games - only the third pitcher in UTA history since 1990 to accomplish that feat - in 14 starts with a 10-3 record with 45 strikeouts during his senior season.
Following the 1991 season, Burrow signed a free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox where he would play three professional seasons making 14 appearances (three starts) with a 2-1 record, 3.89 ERA and 34.2 innings pitched.
Burrow will become the seventh individual (sixth student-athlete) from the UT Arlington baseball program to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor.
UT Arlington Baseball Hall of Honor Members (year inducted)