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LEANDER BURNETT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

While at MSU, Leander's Hall of Fame information states that "the success of the athletic program at Michigan Agricultural College during the early years of the MIAA was due to a large degree to Leander Burnett, an American Indian.  Burnett is pictured with members of the 1890 MAC Baseball team.  He is in the top row, fourth from the left, with the moustache.  Burnett also ran track and field, winning an incredible 37 first places at the MIAA Field Days from 1888 to 1892."    


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Harbor Springs graduate Leander Burnett (Class of 1887).  
Oldest (first) inductee into the Michigan State University Hall of Fame.  Class of 1892.

Burnett

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LEANDER BURNETT         

CLASS OF 1892

INDUCTION into M.S.U. Hall of Fame    

SPORT(S)  Track and Field, Baseball

Hometown - Harbor Springs, MI
•  Three-time all-around MIAA track champion
•  Won 37 individual events at MIAA field days
•  Earned nine varsity letters in baseball and track

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                                                               AFTER COLLEGE

The M.A.C. Record (a newspaper of Michigan Agricultural College) printed edition No. 30 on Tuesday, April 22, 1902 announced that Burnett was the assistant to the electrician for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Pittsburgh and he lives in Avalon, PA.  

http://spartanhistory.kora.matrix.msu.edu/files/1/4/1-4-5AF-54-19020422sm.pdf

The M.A.C. Record (a newspaper of Michigan Agricultural College) printed edition No. 76 on Tuesday, January 8, 1907.  Under the "Alumni" section, it is discussed that BURNETT passed away on December 28th, 1906 in Avalon, Pennsylvania.  "the grandson of Chief Petoskey, he was an excellent student.  He was one of the very best pitchers M.A.C. has ever produced and during his course also won the all-around medal in the M.I.A.A..  He was not only a splendid athlete, but a man whom it was a pleasure to know, and his many friends will be pained to learn of his death.  

http://spartanhistory.kora.matrix.msu.edu/files/1/4/1-4-AF4-54-19070108sm.pdf
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