Inducted February 9, 1984
A familiar figure on the local sports scene since the post-World War II era, Burcham has been recognized as an active sports benefactor and team sponsor. The Oklahoma native is a former president and long-time board member of the Bakersfield baseball franchise in the California League, and helped keep pro ball her when it was about to fold in 1956. A boxer and baseball player in his youth, he arrived here on a freight train. After military service, he launched his business and began his sponsorship activities in various junior baseball leagues, Jack Frost football, soccer and bowling.