April 9, 1998 |
Babe Herman is a ghost, a memory drifting on the breeze that blows from right field. It has been a decade since his death, even longer since he was a celebrity, a local hero recognized on street corners and approached in restaurants. After all these years only the name remains, attached to a small baseball tournament that comes each spring to a ballpark wedged hard against the green hills of Glendale.
April 9, 1998 |
Jordan Olson is an ex-basketball player with a good memory. He's now a baseball player with a good curveball. He used both to his advantage Wednesday night at Stengel Field, pitching a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and Crescenta Valley High won the championship of the Babe Herman tournament with an 11-1 victory over Valencia. It was the first time since 1977 that Crescenta Valley (11-2-1) won the tournament it co-hosts with Glendale and Hoover.
September 21, 1997
An addendum to "Extra Innings," Sept. 1: Late '30s--scene, Gilmore Stadium, the home of midget auto racing: The San Francisco Missions came to town and became the Hollywood Stars. Early '40s--scene, Gilmore Field: I joined the Stars in 1941 as an 18-year-old rookie. We had Bill Sweeney as manager, Cliff Dapper, Charlie Root, Roy Joiner, Freddie Gay, Johnny Bittner. Others were Billy Cissel, second base; Joe Hoover, shortstop; Bob Kahle, third base; Wally Berger, Babe Herman and Frenchie Uhalt, outfield.
April 3, 1994 |
Batters sometimes wish pitcher Jim Parque of Crescenta Valley High would simply go away. On Saturday, those carrying the aluminum for Montclair Prep got their wish. After three superb innings of corner-painting, Parque was forced to exit after reaching the weekly 10-inning limit under state rules. With Parque on the pine, Montclair Prep went on to post a 4-3 victory at Stengel Field in the opening round of the 31st Babe Herman tournament.
April 8, 1993 |
Mark Lopez belted a key two-run double in the second inning to boost Chatsworth High to an 8-3 victory over Newbury Park in the Babe Herman tournament championship game Wednesday night at Stengel Field in Glendale. Lopez had three hits in his first four at-bats, scored three runs and had two runs batted in. Doug Sidwell (2-1) earned the win for Chatsworth (13-2). Tim Farris (1-3) took the loss for Newbury Park (9-7), which had its eight-game winning streak broken.
April 4, 1993
Mike Corr limited Dominguez to a second-inning infield single in pitching Alemany High to an 11-0 victory in a first-round game of the Babe Herman tournament Saturday. Corr, a senior right-hander, walked five and struck out five to improve to 2-0. It was the eighth victory in a row for the Indians (9-3), who play Chatsworth in the second round Monday night at Stengel Field in Glendale. In other baseball games: Chatsworth 14, St.