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Joe Burke
Joe  Burke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Last College:
Nassau C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
C

Birthdate:
12/19/1983

2004: Appeared in 56 games, starting 52 times ... Made 51 starts behind the plate and one at designed hitter ... A second-team All-BIG EAST selection ... Finished the season batting .340 (66-for-194) ... Third on the team in batting and fifth on the team in hits ... Sixth on the team with 28 runs scored, fifth on the team with 11 doubles and fourth on the team with 28 RBI ... Threw out 17 runners attempting to steal ... In conference action, fifth on the team with a .337 average (30-for-89) ... Drove in half of his runs (14) in 25 conference games ... Had 17 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Had a season-high 14-game hit streak ended during the first game of the NCAA Tournament ... During that span, from May 1-28, Burke hit .439 (25-for-57) with nine runs scored and eight RBI ...

At Nassau Community College: A 2003 Third Team National Junior College All-American Team selection ... 2003 ACBL All-Star Summer League.

At St. Edmund Prep: Earned four letters in baseball at St. Edmund ... Captained St. Edmund's baseball team for three years ... Named Athlete of the Year 2000 at St. Edmund's ... Made the 2001 All-State Team.

Personal: Born December 16, 1983 in Brooklyn ... The son of Edward and Karen Burke ... Has a brother, Mike, and two sisters, Kelly and Amanda ... Majoring in sports management ... Lists Larry Minor, his coach at Nassau Community College., as the most influential person in his athletic career ... Also recruited by Lamar and Rutgers.

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