The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Richard Wesley “Dick” Burnett

Richard Wesley “Dick” Burnett

Birth
Death 1 Jun 1955 (aged 57)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot MAUSOLEUM, NE SKYWAY, PRIVATE FAMILY ROOM #3
Memorial ID 9278 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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.


Family Members

Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9278
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Wesley “Dick” Burnett (13 Jan 1898–1 Jun 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9278, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .