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 Ernest Burke

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Ernest Burke Famous memorial

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

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.

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 5 Feb 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8357662
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8357662/ernest-burke: accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Burke (26 Jun 1924–31 Jan 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8357662, citing Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .