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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.
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.
October 22, 1994
Babe Herman, a 1920 graduate of Glendale High, batted .324, hit 181 home runs and drove in 997 runs in a 13-year major-league career for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers. Herman led Glendale to its first Southern Section baseball final in 1920, but Glendale lost to San Diego High, 5-2.
August 24, 1991
Robert Herman, 66, general manager of the Greater Miami Opera who turned that company from a small, regional troupe into one of the biggest, most diverse companies in the nation. A native of Glendale and son of former Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Floyd (Babe) Herman, Robert Herman went to Miami after serving as an assistant to Sir Rudolf Bing at the Metropolitan Opera from 1953 to 1973.
January 12, 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.
April 12, 1992
Chris Gallagher singled with two out, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Kevin Tate's single to right in the ninth inning as visiting Alemany High kept pace with Notre Dame in the Mission League baseball race by beating St. Paul, 6-5, on Saturday. Alemany and Notre Dame share the league lead with 5-1 marks. Tate (3-0) threw 3 1/3 innings of relief to get the victory. He pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
April 11, 2000
El Camino Real 10, Chatsworth 0--Catie Goldblatt had three hits, including a fifth-inning grand slam, for El Camino Real (13-2-1, 5-0) in a West Valley League game at Chatsworth (10-10, 3-2) called after five innings because of the 10-run rule. BASEBALL Valencia 11, Rancho Cucamonga 0--Matt Dixon pitched a five-inning one-hitter and Chris Rippe had three hits and five runs batted in for Valencia (11-5) in pool play of the Babe Herman tournament at Glendale High.
April 14, 1998
Mark McCauley SCHOOL: Crescenta Valley YEAR: Sophomore SPORT: Baseball SEASON AT A GLANCE: McCauley, a shooting guard on the boys' basketball team, is starting to hit a few shots on the baseball diamond. The second baseman, who bats lead-off, is batting .489 and has scored 23 runs. He has helped the Falcons to a first-place tie in the Pacific League despite joining the team late because of basketball commitments.
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