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December 1, 1987 | Scott Ostler
It's probably a few decades too late to set the record straight, but Babe Herman, the daffiest Dodger, wasn't daffy at all. Babe died last Friday. He was 84 years old. The newspaper obits recalled his legendary exploits. The time at Ebbets Field a fly ball bounced off Babe's head and over the fence for a ground-rule double. The time he doubled into a double play. "Daffiest of the Dodgers," one obituary headline read.
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March 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Freshman Tommy Palomera threw five no-hit innings to lead Chatsworth past La Salle, 10-1, in the championship game of the Babe Herman tournament on Wednesday night. Palomera has now thrown 19 scoreless innings on the season. Chatsworth improved to 8-1-1. Jake Ryan had two hits and three RBIs. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 30, 1987 | United Press International
Babe Herman, a former Brooklyn Dodger who batted .324 over 11 major league seasons, died at Glendale Memorial Hospital, hospital officials said. He was 84. Herman died Friday of complications stemming from pneumonia and a long illness that started with a series of strokes in 1984, according to his brother Robert. Herman was admitted to the hospital several times over the past two years. Born June 26, 1903 in Buffalo, N.Y.
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April 6, 2002 | Eric Sondheimer
Not so long ago, on a Little League field in Riverside, the Fisher brothers were engaged in a strange duel. Erik, 12, was on the mound. Kiel, 9, was catching. Erik became frustrated and upset. Their father, Mac, walked to the mound and tried to figure out what was wrong. "Dad, Kiel's making faces at me underneath his mask," Erik said. "Tell him to stop." So ended the days of one Fisher brother catching for the other. There are no hard feelings. This summer, Erik, 21, is getting married after graduating from the Air Force Academy.
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March 31, 1991 | JEFF RILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Landaker's seven-game hitting slump last about seven inning longer than he would have preferred. Landaker, a junior shortstop at Royal High, entered play Saturday mired in a five-for-26 slump that left him wondering if he had lost his touch. He need wonder no longer.
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March 26, 1986 | TIM BROWN, Times Staff Writer
Kennedy High won two battles Tuesday night, although one was more significant than the other. Kennedy Coach Dick Whitney underwent exploratory surgery Tuesday afternoon for possible cancer of the lymph nodes, but the results were negative. "This one was for Whit," interim Coach Scott Drootin said after Kennedy defeated Buena, 6-5, in the championship semifinals of the Babe Herman tournament. "He battled for us and we battled for him tonight," he said.
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March 30, 1991 | JEFF RILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Royal High's Paul Taylor first stood atop the mound Friday and peered toward the batter's box, he saw more of a saucer than a plate. Taylor, a junior right-hander with only one inning of varsity work under his sleeve, breathed deeply. He hoped only to last three or four innings against Crescenta Valley in the quarterfinal-round game of the Babe Herman tournament at Stengel Field in Glendale.
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April 9, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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December 5, 1987
Your story on the death of Babe Herman ignored the fact he played six years with the Hollywood Stars. Babe arrived in 1939, coincidental with the opening of Gilmore Field, and became an immediate favorite of those of us of grammar school age who were just starting to follow the game. He was a genuinely friendly man who always had time for us kids. The team never finished higher than fifth or had a winning record, but each season he batted well over .300 and hit enough home runs to give us plenty of thrills.
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April 9, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 9, 1998 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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April 3, 1994 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 8, 1993 | KELVIN C. BIAS
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.
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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.
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January 9, 1986 | THERESA WALKER, Times Staff Writer
Glendale is proud of Floyd Daves (Babe) Herman. It has been ever since the hometown baseball slugger wielded his mighty bat in 1920 to lead his high school team into the first playoff competition for the Glendale Nitros. Local citizens continued to cheer their Babe's exploits when he turned professional and, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, set team batting records that still stand.
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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.
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February 27, 1993 | JERRY CROWE
Applicants hoping to serve as batboys for the expansion Florida Marlins must be at least 16 and supply copies of their birth certificates and most recent report cards. One who can supply neither would still like to be considered. "I'm a senior citizen, so obviously I'm over 16, and I haven't seen my report card in about 55 years," said Arthur Klein, 78, who was a batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1931, a year after he left high school.
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March 31, 1991 | JEFF RILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Landaker's seven-game hitting slump last about seven inning longer than he would have preferred. Landaker, a junior shortstop at Royal High, entered play Saturday mired in a five-for-26 slump that left him wondering if he had lost his touch. He need wonder no longer.
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