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Black women throw curveball in New Orleans baseball

Black women throw curveball in New Orleans baseball

Olivia Henderson, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

Back in the heyday of baseball, New Orleans cheered for the Pelicans, a now defunct minor league baseball team that won championships in 1933 and 1934. Players of color, however, were excluded from joining this team. This led Black sports enthusiasts to create the minor league New Orleans Black Pelicans and the New Orleans Creoles, both members of the Negro Southern League. Thoug...