BURBANK — Three of the four softball fields at George Izay Park in Burbank were packed with early Saturday morning games, except for one.
Diamond No. 2 at the Izay Park, also known as Bill Burton Field, took a timeout from the action to recognize four men, who've spent a large portion of their lives coaching Burbank's youth, during the 2011 Burbank Athletics Walk of Fame induction ceremony.
The Walk of Fame, which was established in 2004, is designed to honor the value of sports and athletic activities in the Burbank community. The number of names in the Walk of Fame grew to 50 Saturday, as Russ Burton, Ron Gobble, Rick Rossiter and Rick Williams each had their names etched into their own brick, which sits just in front Bill Burton Field.
"They are the real sports heroes who impacted many lives and have done a great service to our community," Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes said during the ceremony. "Our sports programs here in Burbank are second to none thanks to people like them."