Spotlight on History
As we head into the dog days of summer, the LDMA is highlighting stories from America’s pastime, baseball. Enjoy LPB’s collection of interviews and stories with baseball players and coaches with ties to Louisiana. Start exploring here:
Watch a Louisiana Legends interview with Lafayette native Ron Guidry, the New York Yankees (1975-1988) pitcher and 1978 AL Cy Young Award winner known as Louisiana Lightning.
See an interview from Folks with Baton Rouge resident Jimmy Wynn known as the Toy Cannon, who played Major League Baseball for five teams from 1963-1977.
View a Louisiana: The State We’re In story on the annual Baton Rouge Kids’ Baseball Clinic, including visits by LA Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda and Oakland A’s player Dave Stewart.
Watch a Louisiana Legends interview with Skip Bertman, the coach of the LSU baseball team from 1984-2001 and the winner of five national championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000).
See a Louisiana Legends interview with Mer Rouge native & SU alum Lou Brock, a Baseball Hall of Famer who played with the Chicago Cubs (1961-1964) & St. Louis Cardinals (1964-1979).
View a Louisiana: The State We’re In story commemorating the 100th birthday of Gretna native Mel Ott, a Baseball Hall of Famer who played for the New York Giants from 1926-1947.
Watch a documentary highlighting the stories of Ron Guidry, the Evangeline League, the Monroe Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, and former LSU baseball player Warren Morris.
See a speech from Newsmakers by Roger Cador, the coach of the Southern University baseball team from 1985-2017.
View a Louisiana Legends Gala profile of Alexandria native Juan Pierre, a Major League Baseball player from 2000-2013 for six teams, including the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins.
Watch a speech from Newsmakers by Jay Johnson, the new coach of the LSU baseball team.