April 25, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- There was a time when baseball's St. Louis Browns used Burbank as a spring training venue, playing at what is now George Izay Park. Next month, baseball fans will get a chance to relive those historic days by being part of a traveling tour coming to the city. The Baseball Reliquary, a nonprofit, educational organization, will sponsor the Barnstorming Baseball Bus Tour, a guided tour exploring the baseball and cultural history of Los Angeles.
April 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler Toward the end of his life, actor Chuck Connors was asked by an interviewer to talk about his fondest memory. Yet for all his success in television and movies, Connors responded that it was his single at-bat with the Brooklyn Dodgers that stuck out most in his memory. "He grew up in Brooklyn and dreamed of playing with the Dodgers," Terry Cannon, founder of the Baseball Reliquary, said of Connors. "In that one at-bat he grounded into a game-ending double play."
July 13, 2011
Bit and pieces from the local sports scene . Indians can't claim tournament crown : The Burroughs High girls' basketball team advanced to the championship game of the College of the Canyons Tournament on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Indians, they lost to Valencia, 43-28. Davina Del Castillo had six points and five rebounds, Delaney Nicol had six points and Jessie Adams had five points for Burroughs. In a semifinal tournament game Friday, the Indians defeated West Ranch, 39-27.
August 26, 2009
Baseball exhibitions at Burbank library The Burbank Central Library (110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.) is hosting a series of baseball exhibitions. The Baseball Reliquary is presenting exhibitions highlighting the storied rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants, as well as the 20th anniversary of the 1989 World Series earthquake game. The free exhibition began Aug. 10 and runs through Oct. 2. ?Love to Hate: The Dodgers-Giants Rivalry? explores the long standing and deep-seated rivalry between the players and fans of the Dodgers and Giants.
October 2, 2009
The world of professional sports is full of famous rivalries — Yankees vs. Red Sox; Lakers vs. Celtics; Barcelona vs. Real Madrid — but few have the history and devotion to match one of baseball’s oldest grudges: the Dodgers vs. the Giants. To celebrate this historic rivalry, the Baseball Reliquary is presenting an exhibition at the Burbank Central Library. “Love to Hate: The Dodgers-Giants Rivalry” represents more than 120 years of baseball history through the camera lens of these two great teams.
May 19, 2001
Jeff Tully Long before the Dodgers made the trip West to eventually settle in Chavez Ravine, the Los Angeles area enjoyed a rich professional baseball history. Teams like the Hollywood Stars, the Los Angeles Angels and the St. Louis Browns trained or played games in and around the L.A. area, while players like Steve Bilko, Bo Belinsky and Satchel Page starred in the Southland. Some of those historical memories were revisited May 12 in a Barnstorming Baseball Tour organized by the Baseball Reliquary.
May 8, 2002
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- "Pop quiz. What do the photograph and baseball have in common? They both officially were invented in 1839 -- though baseball's debut is in fact tougher to pin down -- and they both stop time, permitting us to retain in our mind's eye what in 'real life' passes before us too quickly," John Thorn from the 1988 book "The Game for all America. From its early beginnings, the game of baseball has had its history and pageantry documented by photography.