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 Ken Burkhart

Ken Burkhart

Birth
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 29 Dec 2004 (aged 89)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 10274933 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed pitcher making his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 21, 1945. For five seasons he played for St. Louis Cardinals (1945-47) and Cincinnati Reds (1948-49). He ended his career with a record of 27 wins, 20 loss, 18 complete games, 6 shutouts, 7 saves, 181 strikeouts and a 3.84 earned run average. Following his playing career, Burkhart developed as a well-regarded umpire working in three World Series (1962, 1964 and 1970) and four All-Star Games (1959, 1962, 1967 and 1973). He died of emphysema at age 89 and is a member of Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 5 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10274933
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ken Burkhart (18 Nov 1915–29 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10274933, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .