Glenn Lawrence Burke
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: November 16, 1952 in Oakland, CA
High School: Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
Schools: Merritt College (Oakland, CA), University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft.
Debut: April 9, 1976 (Age 23.145, 11,340th in MLB history)
vs. SFG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Athletics 1976-1979
Last Game: June 4, 1979 (Age 26.200)
vs. CLE 5 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: May 30, 1995 in San Leandro, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA
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