Author: Ryan Whirty

Winfield Welch

The Best Manager in the now-defunct Negro Leagues hailed from Napoleonville

The Story of Oliver Marcell

The Thibodaux native was one of the greatest third basemen in baseball history, but you’ve probably never heard of him.

A League of Their Own

The 24-year run of the Evangeline League was marred by scandal, but the colorful group was also a huge source of Acadiana pride.

Getting Carded

8 Louisiana-born hoopsters who rose from small-town roots to the Basketball Hall of Fame

Diamonds in the Rough

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, “the Negro Leagues” were the only games in town for black ballplayers.

Mardi Gras Rhythms

There are two different strands to the music of Carnival in Louisiana - both can get you moving

Rose Bowl-Bound

Eighty years ago, a Louisiana team dominated southern football and headed for Pasadena