About ten years ago, there was a push to put a historical marker in Monroe in honor of the 1932 Monroe Monarchs baseball team at the site where they played, where Casino Park once stood. Along with that marker, a book was written called "The Kings of Casino Park". It a great detailed account of … Continue reading The Kings of Casino Park
This one is scandalous and involves a player from the early days of the Philadelphia Phillies known as Frank Tully. It appeared in the April 25, 1908 New Orleans Times-Picayune: FRANK SPARKS' BRIDE Goes Insane on Learning That BaseBall Player Deserts Her. Beautiful Monroe Girl, Who Secretly Wedded Last January, Said toBe Mentally Unbalanced. Monroe, … Continue reading A Baseball Player Jilts His Bride
Monroe News-Star article Another jaw-dropper. Can you imagine seeing Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella play? WOW!
And to go along with yesterday's post, I did a little online digging for the Spaulding guides and found they have been digitized at the Library of Congress. Here is another photo of the 1905 team. Notice that E.W. Mealy's studio took it. They are just labeled "Monroe (LA.) Team". No name. Wonder if they … Continue reading Monroe Baseball Team – 1905
Did you know that Monroe was home to many minor league baseball teams in the early 20th century? I have heard a lot of the names, such as the White Socks, Monroe Drillers, the Monroe Sports and of course the famous Monroe Monarchs. It was brought to my attention on Facebook about one I had … Continue reading Baseball in Monroe