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Ernest Burke
Birth: Jun. 26, 1924
Death: Jan. 31, 2004

Negro League ball player. After being one of the first black Marines to serve in World War II, he played professional baseball for the Elite Giants. He played as both a pitcher and an outfielder. After leaving baseball he worked as a heavy-equipment operator for 30 years, retiring in the early 1980s. Following retirement he became a tennis instructor and made appearances at baseball card shows where he signed autographs and sold Negro League paraphernalia. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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CPL, US Marine CorpsWorld War II
 
Burial:
Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
Owings Mills
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section K-24 Row 6 Site 9
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Feb 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8357662
Ernest Burke
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