Baseball Reliquary News and Notes


Introduction ~

Those of you traveling to Los Angeles later this week for the continuation of the World Series need to take note that The Baseball Reliquary will be offering a free historical program in nearby Pasadena CA on Thursday and Saturday that Director Terry Cannon will be outlining for you in the following message ~ as he also extends to each of you a hearty invitation to join in the fun, and attend, if you can make either presentation date.

The Baseball Reliquary is our west coast heartbeat for serious ~ and sometimes lighthearted serious preservation of even those arcane events that bring comedy to the “business” of honoring the history of the game. For a fuller hold on what we’re talking about here, read the whole article before you click the links that Terry Cannon also has provided within his text.

Also, regardless of where you live, give some thought to supporting the work of TBR by signing on with Terry as a new contributing member. Simply contact Terry Cannon by phone or e-mail that he has provided for us in his message today.

Thank you. ~ And enjoy. ~ Bill McCurdy ~ The Pecan Park Eagle publisher ~ And Baseball Reliquary Member.

Baseball Reliquary News and Notes

By Terry Cannon


This coming week, the Baseball Reliquary will host two programs with Tim Wendel, author of “Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever.” Tim will be visiting Southern California from his home in Vienna, Virginia. The first program will be on Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Villalobos Hall, 13507 Earlham Drive, on the campus of Whittier College. This free program will be co-sponsored by the Institute for Baseball Studies. Parking on campus is free after 5:00 p.m., and we recommend parking in the lot on the corner of Painter Avenue and Earlham Drive, as it is right next door to Villalobos Hall. While you are on campus, make sure to visit the Wardman Library, as the Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary are presenting an exhibition, “Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of ’68,” based on Tim Wendel’s book. The library is open until midnight on Thursday, in case you’d like to view the exhibition immediately following Tim’s presentation at Villalobos Hall.

If you can’t attend Thursday’s program, the Baseball Reliquary is hosting a second visit with Tim Wendel on Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena.

Both programs will feature a discussion and book signing. Tim will present a slide show of images related to the 1968 baseball season. Copies of “Summer of ‘68” will be available for purchase for $15 each. We are pleased to attach the news releases for both events. As we look forward to the 2018 World Series, these  programs offer a great opportunity for us to reflect back on the 50th anniversary of a World Series for the ages – one which capped an extraordinary and unforgettable season.


We are pleased to share the link to Mike Plante’s 24-minute documentary, “This is The Baseball Reliquary,” which features Tomas Benitez, Joe Price, Greg Jezewski, Ben Sakoguchi, and others. Also included are excerpts from acceptance remarks by Shrine of the Eternals inductees Dock Ellis, Jim Bouton, and Pam Postema. A producer and director, Mike Plante is also the senior short film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary features an original soundtrack by Nicholas Brawley. We think you’ll enjoy this “inside” look at the Baseball Reliquary in all its peripatetic glory.


The Baseball Reliquary recently launched its own YouTube channel, with the purpose of uploading a variety of video material from its extensive archives, much of which has never before been seen. Thanks to documentary filmmaker Mike Plante and to Baseball Reliquary Webmaster Loren Roberts, several videos are now available for viewing, and we will be uploading more footage in the coming weeks and months as it is digitized.

Current highlights include two comedy benefits for the Baseball Reliquary, from 2002 and 2005, both featuring all-star rosters of performers and comedians including the likes of Thom Sharp, Jack Riley, Jay Johnstone, Fred Willard, Ronnie Schell, Wayne Federman, John Caponera, George Wendt, Greg Proops, Dom Irrera, and many others.

Here are the links to two of the most memorable events in the history of the Baseball Reliquary:

Terry Cannon
Executive Director
The Baseball Reliquary

phone: (626) 791-7647



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle




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