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Episode 010: Major League Burbank

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!


Transcript of Episode 010: Major League Burbank

Other Media:


"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.