Terry Cannon grew up in Detroit rooting for his hometown Tigers.
Cannon is the executive director of the Baseball Reliquary, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history. Cannon has been the curator of a number of baseball-themed exhibitions that have been displayed at the Burbank Central Library.
The latest display, "Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of '68," which runs through Sept. 27 at the library, includes a tribute to his beloved Tigers and their seven-game victory against the St. Louis Cardinalsin the World Series.
"This was a really fun exhibit for me because I grew up in Detroit, and I always thought about doing something to celebrate the success of the '68 team," Cannon said. "That World Series victory really galvanized that city, a city that suffered through some pretty bad rioting in 1968. It kind of really brought the city out of the ashes and the population really rallied around the team. What we saw there was a real positive impact of baseball."