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1996 - Bill Burton Field Dedication at George Izay Park
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Burbank Public Library
Burbank Parks and Recreation
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
Burbank residents pose at the field dedication ceremony at George Izay park. The unidentified woman holds a framed image of signage for the designated Bill Burton Field. Bill Burton was a Burbank Park and Recreation employee for over 33 yrs. Under his leadership, the level of play for Men’s Slow/Fast Pitch and Women’s Fast Pitch Leagues was expanded and improved. He helped “invent” the rubber home plate extension, created the “intentional base-on-balls” rule which helped speed up the game, invented the now universally used California tie-breaker system to avoid ties in standings, developed several innovative programs (i.e. Boys’ Bantam Basketball) and established a policy for the collection of Program Improvement Fees to support facility enhancements. October 5, 1996.
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4x6 color print
local: pio00264
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Dedications--Parks and Recreation--George Izay Park--Baseball--Fields--People--Olive Park--1990s
Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office

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