Kozlowski: SABR member Cannon captures magic of America’s game with Baseball Reliquary

From Carl Kozlowski at Pasadena Weekly on July 11, 2017, on SABR member Terry Cannon:

Art and baseball are the two great passions of Terry Cannon’s life. An inveterate jokester who loves to     mock anything he finds pretentious, the longtime Pasadena resident combined all those interests in 1996 to create the Baseball Reliquary, one of the most unique museums in America.

Among the hundreds of offbeat items in its collections are a mosaic portrait of famed slugger Dave Winfield made out of thousands of pieces of chewed bubble gum, and a partially digested hot dog that was allegedly eaten by Babe Ruth. The Reliquary also hosts an induction ceremony each year called the Shrine of the Eternals, which pays tribute to memorable figures whom the Baseball Hall of Fame has overlooked or banned, ranging from Pete Rose to Ted Giannoulas, the man who played the San Diego Chicken.

This Sunday, July 16, Cannon will host the Reliquary’s 18th annual Shrine ceremony in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library. As always, the event will induct three colorful figures who were voted upon from a field of 50 candidates by Reliquary members, with broadcasters Vin Scully and Bob Uecker joined by baseball-loving cartoon legend Charlie Brown in this year’s class of honorees.

Read the full article here: https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/07/13/terry-cannon-captures-magic-americas-game-baseball-reliquary/

Originally published: July 13, 2017. Last Updated: July 13, 2017.