|Born: June 20, 1929|
|Died: February 12, 2003 (aged 73)|
|July 15, 1956, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 28, 1958, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.56|
In three seasons, he compiled a win-loss record of 14–21, appeared in 68 games, started 27 games, completing 5 games and once pitching a shutout, pitched 262.7 innings, walked 122, struck out 122, gave up 259 hits, and had a career ERA of 3.65. His key pitch was his knuckleball.
Burnette's daughter said of him:
- He thought the salaries [current major leaguers] were drawing were ridiculous. What he made then wasn't even 1 percent of what they're making now. He played for the love of the game.
- The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches. Bill James and Rob Neyer. 2004.
- Danville Register and Bee. February 13, 2002.