PLAYER PROFILE

EDDIE BURKE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Eddie Burke played basketball at Boys High School in Brooklyn. Over the next half-dozen years, he was a fixture in semi-pro basketball circles around New York City, but did not sign with any major league team. Instead, he concentrated on his burgeoning career as a Wall Street broker. After service in World War I, Burke returned to New York to continue his business pursuits. In 1921, he signed a contract with the Brooklyn Visitation and finished third in Metropolitan League scoring. In 1922-23, Burke enjoyed another fine season with the Visitation, but business obligations caused him to miss over a dozen games. A gregarious personality, Burke was always a fan favorite. Burke spent the 19123-24 season touring with the Original Celtics. He returned for a second season in 1924-25, but left the team in the middle of the season for business reasons. Burke returned to the Visitation for the 1925-26, his last complete season in basketball. Burke continued to thrive in the business world. His success as a stock broker and later investments in the oil business made him a multi-millionaire. Burke remained interested in sports throughout his life and became successful in thoroughbred horse-racing in the 1930s.

 

EDDIE BURKE Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: None
Edward G. Burke Born: Sept 2, 1894 Died:  Aug 12, 1969 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1913-14 Brooklyn St.Agnes Crowns Indep
1914-15 Indep
1915-16 Stamford IBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1916-17 Scranton PSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1916-17 Brooklyn St.Stephen’s Lyceum Indep
1917-18 Norwalk CSL 8 17 15 49 6.1
1917-18 Scranton PSL 5 0 7 7 1.4
1918-19 Military Service
1919-20 Passiac IBL 1 0 3 3 3.0
1919-20 Pittsfield NYSL 5 8 8 24 4.8
1919-20 New York Jordan Big-Five Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn St.Stephen’s Lyceum Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn Christopher KofC Indep
1920-21 Wilkes-BarrePlymouth PSL 4 4 4 3 12 3.0
1921-22 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 18 53 64 170 9.4
1921-22 WareSpringfield IL 5 8 9 25 5.0
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 21 38 83 159 7.6
1922-23 Schenectady NYSL 1 4 2 10 10.0
1923-24 Original Celtics Indep
1923-24 New York Ascensions Indep
1924-25 Original Celtics Indep
1925-26 PhiladelphiaPottsville EBL 7 19 62 100 14.3
1925-26 Brooklyn MBL 27 43 75 161 6.0
1926-27 Brooklyn MBL 7 9 10 28 4.0
1927-28 Yonkers Indians Indep
Major League Totals 111 204 342 750 6.8

 

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