Baseball at Tulane University

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On a brisk January morning in 1888, nine young men from Tulane University faced off against nine young men from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge to play base ball. Tulane won 22 to 8 in what was Louisiana's first intercollegiate sporting event, and thus began one of the great sports rivalries in the state's history, a tradition that continues more than a century later. As baseball's popularity grew across America, the game thrived at Tulane, which produced numerous conference champions, scores of professional players, and one president of the American League. Experiencing increased national prominence, the university has announced plans for a major expansion of Turchin Stadium, which is sure to make Tulane's one of the premiere baseball facilities and programs in the country.
ISBN: 9780738542089
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and lifelong New Orleans resident S. Derby Gisclair is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and its oral history, pictorial history, and 19th century committees. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on the subject of baseball history and serves as the editor of Between the Lines, an annual compilation of baseball research and writings of the Schott-Pelican Chapter of SABR in New Orleans. His first book, Baseball in New Orleans, was published by Arcadia in April 2004. He is currently working on a history of the New Orleans Pelicans.
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