Did you know that Burbank was once the spring training home of a major league baseball team? That's right, from 1949 to 1952, the St. Louis Browns called home a ball park that was only a long home run from downtown Burbank. Listen to the show to find out more!
"Brownie Wives Take to Burbank: Mrs. Jim Delsing Handles Tough Part of Spring Training Routine." Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1952, p. C3
"Burbank's Major Leaguers: It Was a Time When Hapless St. Louis Browns Got Some Respect." Los Angeles Times, October 2, 1994, p. A3
Lots of Burbank Daily Review articles from 1949 to 1952, including:
"St. Louis Browns Depart, Saying "Best Cooperation Ever!" Burbank Daily Review, March 29, 1949.
"Panel Urges Razing 47-Year-Old Stadium." Los Angeles Times, February 19, 1994, p. B3
"Take Me Out To the Ball Game!" by Susie Hodgson, The Burbank Historical Society/Gordon R. Howard Museum
"1,000 Youths Expected at Ball Jamboree." Los Angeles Times, August 6, 1970, p. F5.