By S. Derby Gisclair
In 1887, neighborhood businessmen and promoters secured a minor league franchise for the town of latest Orleans within the newly shaped Southern League, starting the city's 73-year love affair with the recent Orleans Pelicans. From Shoeless Joe Jackson, to corridor of Famers Dazzy Vance, Joe Sewell, Bob Lemon, and Earl Weaver, to state-of-the-art stars corresponding to Jeff Cirillo and Lance Berkman, the line to the majors introduced many amazing gamers via New Orleans. From those early beginnings to the present-day New Orleans Zephyrs of the AAA Pacific Coast League, neighborhood lovers have persevered the culture of baseball in New Orleans.
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Baseball in New Orleans (Images of Baseball) by S. Derby Gisclair