March 22, 2003

Saturday, March 22, 2003
Photos & editorial by Bert Orlitzky, webmaster

Mr. Ernest Burke, Former Negro Leaguer was the guest speaker at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ernest discussed his experiences as player in the Negro Leagues with the Baltimore Elite Giants.  He covered topics such as personal life experiences, team travel, racism, his views on baseball along with many other interesting topics.

The audience asked many questions which Ernest answered with his usual polite, yet commanding presence. Ernest has a genuine love for all of the children that he meets and took the opportunity to remind the parents in the audience that “In this country, you can grow up be anything that you want to be. Get a good education, be respectful and honest.”  Words to live by!

Mr. Burke fielded many questions from the audience.

Seated to the left is Mr. Rick Manick, Sports Director - Sportspulse, WHFC FM radio.

Mr. Burke signs cards, photos, and baseballs at the conclusion.

Mr. Burke has a genuine love for children.

These youngsters had a great time meeting with Mr. Burke and visiting the Museum.

The Museum’s gift shop has a nice assortment of items for any sports fan.

Stop by and visit next time you are in Baltimore.

View from outside of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

For more info on the Museum, please visit their site by clicking here.