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 Ernest Burke

Ernest Burke

Birth
Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, USA
Death 31 Jan 2004 (aged 79)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section K-24 Row 6 Site 9
Memorial ID 8357662 · View Source
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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 Corps
World War II


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 5 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8357662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Burke (26 Jun 1924–31 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8357662, citing Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .