New Orleans Baseball
The Book


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Articles / General Admission

General Admission
Ragtime Baseball in New Orleans
A sweeping overview of baseball in New Orleans between 1905 and 1920. Originally published in Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Fall 2010.
Abner Powell
An interesting account of one of baseball's pioneers, Abner Powell, who introduced many new concepts to the game in the 19th century that are still part of the game.
Almost a Pelican
Bob Feller in New Orleans
From New Orleans to Cooperstown
The road to Cooperstown ran through New Orleans for many former New Orleans Pelican players.
Ted Breitenstein
An unusual look at the first starting assignment of Ted Breitenstein of the St. Louis Browns who would go on to become the "Grand Old Man" for the New Orleans Pelicans.
A. J. Heinemann
The life and career of New Orleans baseball magnate Alexander Julius Heinemann is covered in detail by baseball writer and researcher Gary Higginbotham.
Triple Play The Hard Way
One of the most unusual triple plays in the history of baseball -- it took five players and seven steps to complete.
Henry "Zeke" Bonura
Few people would have believed what Master Sergeant Henry "Zeke" Bonura was capable of achieving during the Second World War. This article pays tribute to his accomplishments.
Shoeless Joe Comes to New Orleans
2010 marked the 100th anniversary of the pennant-winning season Joe Jackson played with the New Orleans Pelicans. Originally published in New Orleans Magazine as "Fielder With Dreams," June 2010.
Charles Somers
One of the forgotten figures in baseball but without whom the American League would not have survived. Nor would the New Orleans Pelicans.
Bris Lord
Learn more about the man who was traded one-for-one for Shoeless Joe Jackson.