Aubrey: Negro League players buried at Burr Oak Cemetery

From SABR member Mark Aubrey at Baseball Nuggets on October 7, 2014, with mention of SABR member Ted Knorr:

In the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference facebook group the other night there was some discussion about the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.  Burr Oak is an African American cemetery, with several notable residents, including musicians and athletes.

Researcher Ted Knorr shared his 2005 remarks on the occasion of marking eight previously unmarked graves of great Negro League baseball players.  The graves were marked by the Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project.

Ted mentions 19 players.  Burr Oak, in their their list of notable burials, shows only 17.  Who were the other two?

From the Burr Oak list of notable burials I’ve transcribed information about the Negro League Baseball Players.

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Originally published: October 8, 2014. Last Updated: October 8, 2014.