• Born date: 1924-06-26
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 2004-01-31
Ernest Burke

Ernest Burke (June 26, 1924 – January 31, 2004) was an American baseball player in the Negro League.Ernest Burke was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland. During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Burke was one of the first black U.S. Marines to serve in World War II, and earned a medal as a sharpshooter. During his tour of duty in the Pacific, Burke began to play baseball.