Name: Burnes, Robert
Born/Started: Jul. 14, 1914
Died/Ended: Jul. 11, 1995
Description: Robert Burnes grew up in St. Louis and went to school at CBC High School and Saint Louis University. He began working for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1935, covering the St. Louis Browns.
In 1943 he became sports editor and wrote a sports column called "The Benchwarmer," which also became his nickname. He spent 51 years at the Globe and wrote over 15,000 articles.
He also worked at KMOX when it went on the air and became the first host of Sports Open Line. He emceed many banquets and was very involved in civic and charitable organizations.
Burnes was married to Adele Daut and had four daughters. One of his daughters, Cathie, a sportswriter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 41.
Burnes died in 1995 at the age of 80. [Final Resting Place, p. 199]
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