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Richard Wesley Burnett
Birth: Jan. 13, 1898
Death: Jun. 1, 1955

Oilman and baseball entrepreneur. In 1948 he purchased the Texas Rebels of the AA Texas League, and renamed them the Eagles. They won the Texas League pennant in 1952 (the first time since 1936). He turned a lackluster franchise into a powerful force. He integrated the Texas League five years after the major leagues ended segregation. 
 
Burial:
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: MAUSOLEUM, NE SKYWAY, PRIVATE FAMILY ROOM #3
 
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Record added: May 17, 2000
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Richard Wesley Burnett
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Richard Wesley Burnett
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Richard Wesley Burnett
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
God bless you on your birthday and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jan. 13, 2013
Happy Belated Birthday Blessings!
- Thelma
 Added: Jan. 14, 2012
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