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Wednesday, September 07, 2022

In Tribute: Local legend Pete Burnside was professional ballplayer, beloved New Trier educator and ‘invested, kind’ family man

Pete found a calling as a baseball player, earning plenty of success as a left-handed pitcher for New Trier High School. At 19 years old, he signed a professional baseball contract but, thanks to counsel from family friend Jules Herbuveaux, was allowed to attend Dartmouth College while playing baseball for the New York Giants organization in the summer months.

An Ivy League graduate, Pete then served with the U.S. Army while pitching for his base’s team, the Fort Leonard Wood Hilltoppers, who in 1953 won the National Baseball Congress championship.

Pete pitched professionally for 10 more years, including eight seasons in Major League Baseball with the Giants, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles. He concluded his career with two seasons in Japan, where he pitched the Hanshin Tigers to a 6-3 victory in Game 5 of the Japan Championship Series — a set won in seven games by the Nankai Hawks.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 07, 2022 at 09:33 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. FernandoPoplar Posted: September 16, 2022 at 01:46 AM (#6096390)
That's amazing to read the article. At 19 years old, he signed a professional baseball contract but, thanks to counsel from family friend Jules Herbuveaux, was allowed to attend Dartmouth College while playing baseball for the New York Giants organization in the summer months and check the 2022/23 Premier League betting guide to play in it. An Ivy League graduate, Pete then served with the U.S. Army while pitching for his base’s team, the Fort Leonard Wood Hilltoppers.

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