Baseball in Baton Rouge

Baseball in Baton Rouge


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Baton Rouge has always been a baseball town. The game was played by occupying Union troops during the Civil War, continued during the Reconstruction Period, and marched forward with the Louisiana State University Tigers in the 1890s. LSU would become one of the winningest teams in the history of the College World Series. Baton Rouge has hosted Southern University's Jaguars and a variety of minor leagues, including the famous Evangeline League, as well as the powerhouse Esso team. An epidemic, floods, the Great Depression, and decades of racial tension have all impacted baseball in this city, but the game has endured.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531625627
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/24/2007
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Foreword     7
Introduction     9
The Birth of Baton Rouge Baseball     11
Realm of Brownies and Giants     33
Barnstorming in Baton Rouge     45
Powered by Esso     55
The Evangeline League-Wholly Louisiana!     67
The Lasting Legacy of Kids' Clinics     79
Baton Rouge's Boys of Summer     91
Pro Ball Returns     101
Tigers and Jaguars and Bears     111
Hometown Heroes     119

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