Ellis Burks Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
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Ellis Burks Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Elis Rena Burks

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




188 cm


Baseball Player, Outfielder, Studio Analyst, Commentator


Ranger Junior College

Net Worth




About Ellis Burks

Ellis Burks is a baseball player, an outfielder, studio analyst, and commentator.

Ellis Burks was born on September 11, 1964, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the United States, with the zodiac sign Virgo. Ellis Burks is an American by nationality.

The real name of Ellis Burks is Ellis Rena Burks.

Ellis Burks' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ellis Burks' net worth?

The net worth of Ellis Burks is about $3-5 million.

How much does Ellis Burks earn per year?

The annual earnings of Ellis Burks are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ellis Burks?

The height of Ellis Burks is about 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is Ellis Burks?

Ellis Burks was born on September 11, 1964, and is currently 58 years old in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Ellis Burks was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the United States. But he was brought up in Fort Worth, Texas. There is no information available about his parents and siblings. Ellis completed his high school at Everman High School. Burks received a scholarship after showcasing his skills at Arlington Stadium from Range Junior College. He completed his undergraduate degree from a public U.S. state university.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ellis Burks' partner?

Ellis is married to Dori, whom he met in 1985 in Connecticut. They have a son and three daughters. The names of their children are Chris, and their three daughters are Carissa, Breanna, and Elisha. Chris is also a baseball player.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ellis is a baseball player, outfielder, studio analyst, and commentator. Ellis was selected in the first round for the team Boston Red Sox during the major league baseball draft in 1983. At the age of 22, Burks debuted as a regular center fielder in 1987. He became the third player in the history of the Red Sox to score 20 home runs and 20 bases in one season. Then after an injury, he again made a comeback by becoming the second player in the history of the Red Sox to hit two home runs in a single inning.

Burks then signed in January 1993 with Chicago White Sox. He couldn't play on the team due to his injury. Then, he signed with Colorado Rockies for a five-year contract plan from 1994-1998. Ellis hit a game-winning home run on April 17, 1994. In 1996, Burks was the top scorer in the National League for 142 runs, 0.639 slugging average, 392 total bases, and 93 extra-base hits.

Then, Ellis got traded to San Francisco Giants in the 1998 mid-season. After that, he was selected by the Cleveland Indians. He played well over there. But he again joined Red Sox in 2004 after his injury. He retired by being in the same team where he started his career.

What awards has Ellis Burks won?

The awards won by Ellis Burks are All-Star two times in 1990 and 1996, Gold Glove Award in 1990, Silver Slugger Award two times in 1990 and 1996, Boston Red Sox Hall Of Fame, and White Mac Award in 2000.

Ellis Burks' Hobbies And Interests

Ellis was interested in baseball since the start and had been focussing on the same.

Other Interesting Ellis Burks Facts And Trivia

  • Ellis is the cousin of an outfielder in the Major Baseball league named Roosevelt Brown.
  • In 2021, Ellis joined NESN, where he works as a studio analyst and a commentator for Red Sox.
  • Ellis Burks was born on September 11, 1964, and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

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