Chris Burke Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family.
Chris Burke is a former Major League Baseball player who now works as a baseball analyst in the United States. He had his professional baseball career with the Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Diego Padres. Burke became a baseball commentator after retiring in 2009, working for ESPN and SEC Network as a live event and studio analyst.
Chris Burke’s age is unknown. Age, Childhood, and Education
Chris Burke was born Christopher Alan Burke in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 11, 1980.
In Louisville, Kentucky, the now-40-year-old attended St. Albert the Great Elementary School and St. Xavier High School. He went on to the University of Tennessee to further his education. Burke was a baseball player throughout his academic career.
He was chosen to three All-America teams during his career at the University of Tennessee. He was a two-time First Team All-American, having been named to the 2nd team as a rookie at second base in 1999 and the 3rd team in 2000. He was also nominated to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) second base team, receiving the SEC Player of the Year award in 2001.
The Houston Astros selected Chris Burke in the first round (10th overall) in the 2001 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. He was a baseball prodigy who earned numerous awards, including Team MVP in Round Rock and All-Star status in the Texas League in 2003. In 2004, he was voted MVP of the New Orleans Zephyrs and Rookie of the Year in the Pacific Coast League. In addition, he was chosen to the PCL and AAA All-Star teams.
Burke debuted in Major League Baseball with the Astros in July 2004 against the Texas Rangers, and his first Major League hit came in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a pinch-hit single.
On December 14, 2007, he was dealt with the Arizona Diamondbacks after three seasons with the Astros. He was not picked in the 2008 MLB draft and spent 2008 and 2009 as a free agent.
He signed a minor-league contract with the San Diego Padres in January 2009 but was transferred to the Seattle Mariners after failing to make the team in time for Spring Training. In August 2009, he signed a Major League deal with the San Diego Padres.
In his last years, he struggled and signed minor-league contracts with the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds in late 2009.
Post-Retirement Career Options
Burke retired in 2009 after playing his final season with the Cincinnati Reds. Burke went on to work as a baseball analyst and a contributor for ESPN after retirement. He presently works as a studio commentator for ESPN and the SEC Network, providing insight and commentary on baseball live events. He covers everything from college through pro baseball, including the College World Series and Little League World Series.
|Date of Birth:||1980, March-11|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Christopher Alan Burke|
|Birth Place/City||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Profession||Former Baseball Player|
|Education||St. Albert the Great Elementary School, St. Xavier High School, University of Tennessee|