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The Evangeline League began in 1934 as a 6-team class D league in and around Louisiana. Its name comes from the Acadian legendary heroine Evangéline, made famous through a poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The league quickly expanded to 8 teams and lasted till World War II, when it shut down from 1943 to 1945. It resumed operation in 1946 and lasted through 1957, getting promoted to class C in 1949. Right before the second half began in 1957, two of the six remaining teams dropped out, shrinking the league to a non-viable four teams. No champion was declared in that final season, which is recalled more for Bob Riesener's 20-0 campaign. Alexandria, LA competed in all 21 seasons of competition, while New Iberia, LA missed only the last season.

In 1948, Roy "Tex" Sanner won the batting triple crown with .386, 34, 126 and almost won the pitching triple crown as well (21-2, 251 SO and 2.58 ERA). He missed by 1 W, 8 SO, and 0.21 ERA.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1934 - 1942 D

1934 Evangeline League
President: William T. Daly

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lafayette White Sox 62 45 .579 0 Lee Schulte
Opelousas Indians 62 50 .554 2.5 Patsy Flaherty / Clay Guilbeau
Lake Charles / Jeanerette Blues # 53 55 .491 9.5 Don McShane / Schilling / Milazzo
Rayne Red Sox 50 52 .490 9.5 Dutch Bernson
New Iberia Cardinals 50 58 .463 12.5 Hank Dory / Sam Camalo
Alexandria Aces 47 64 .423 17 Art Phelan / Cecil Coombs
#Lake Charles (14-13) moved to Jeanerette May 29, after the Lake Charles grandstand was destroyed by fire.
Playoff: Lafayette 4 games, Opelousas 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Clinton Jones Opelousas BA .350 Roderick Irwin Rayne W 21
Lee Schulte Lafayette Runs 79 Bryan Flanagan Alexandria SO 216
Clinton Jones Opelousas Runs 79 Roy Biggers Jeanerette Pct .750; 12-4
Clinton Jones Opelousas Hits 151 Harry Nolan Rayne RBI 101
Harry Nolan Rayne HR 25


1935 Evangeline League
President: William T. Daly

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Jeanerette Blues 86 42 .672 0 Ivy Griffin
Lafayette White Sox 74 53 .583 11.5 Leonard Mock
Alexandria Aces 72 57 .558 14.5 Art Phelan
Opelousas Indians 69 60 .535 17.5 Jay Kirke / Milton Delmas
Rayne Rice Birds 65 63 .508 21 Don McShane
Abbeville Athletics 54 73 .425 31.5 Jimmy Vorhoff
New Iberia Cardinals 48 80 .375 38 Sam Camalo / Bud Teachout
Lake Charles Skippers 44 84 .344 42 Josh Billings
Playoffs: Jeanerette 4 games, Opelousas 0. one tie;
Lafayette 4 games, Alexandria 3;
Finals: Jeanerette 4 games, Lafayette 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Chubby Dean Opelousas BA .383 Clauson Vines Jeanerette W 25
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria Runs 113 Clauson Vines Jeanerette SO 184
Chubby Dean Opelousas Hits 189 Red Dowie Lafayette Pct .800; 24-6
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria RBI 122 Sid Gautreaux Jeanerette RBI 122
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria HR 18 Arthur Bartelli Rayne HR 18


1936 Evangeline League
President: J. Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Alexandria Aces 96 42 .696 0 Art Phelan
Opelousas Indians 89 48 .650 6.5 Carlos Moore
Rayne Rice Birds 83 55 .601 13 Liz Funk
Jeanerette Blues 76 63 .547 20.5 Emmett Lipscomb
New Iberia Cardinals 68 69 .496 27.5 Vernon Taylor
Lafayette White Sox 58 81 .417 38.5 Len Mock / Don Motlow
Abbeville Athletics 48 89 .350 47.5 Gerald Mallett / Bud Teachout
Lake Charles Skippers 34 105 .245 62.5 Joe Carter / Cotton Tatum / Tom Jenkins
Playoffs: Alexandria 4 games, Jeanerette 3;
Opelousas 4 games, Rayne 3;
Finals: Alexandria 4 games, Opelousas 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria BA .378 Rudy Woods Rayne W 23
Ken Huff Alexandria Runs 169 Harold Capdeville Opelousas SO 252
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria Hits 219 James Morris Alexandria Pct .842; 16-3
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria RBI 185 Dynamite Dunn Alexandria HR 47
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria TB 431


1937 Evangeline League
President: J. Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Lafayette White Sox 73 61 .545 0 100,000 Bob Goff
Rayne Rice Birds 73 61 .545 0 65,000 Liz Funk
Opelousas Indians 73 65 .529 2 100,000 Harry Strohm
Lake Charles Skippers 68 64 .515 4 60,000 Joe Bratcher
Alexandria Aces 69 68 .504 5.5 55,000 Art Phelan
Abbeville Athletics 63 72 .467 10.5 65,000 Gerald Mallett / Charlie Brewster
Jeanerette Blues 62 75 .453 12.5 15,000 Carlos Moore
New Iberia Cardinals 61 76 .445 13.5 100,000 Don Motlow / Fred Hawn
Playoffs: Lafayette defeated Rayne 8-7 in a one game playoff for first place.
Lake Charles 4 games, Lafayette 2;
Opelousas 4 games, Rayne 1;
Finals: Opelousas 4 games, Lake Charles 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Paul Bruno Abbeville BA .384 Red Munger New Iberia W 19
John Zontini Alexandria Runs 141 Jack Kraus Opelousas SO 193
John Zontini Alexandria Hits 189 George Gick Rayne ERA 2.41
Ken Silvestri Rayne RBI 123 Ken Silvestri Rayne HR 23


1938 Evangeline League
President: Frank F. Boustany

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lake Charles Skippers 78 58 .574 0 Joe Bratcher
Abbeville Athletics 76 61 .555 2.5 Mike Cvengros
Alexandria Aces 72 60 .545 4 Art Phelan
Rayne Rice Birds 74 62 .544 4 John Fitzpatrick
Lafayette White Sox 69 69 .500 10 Frank Oceak
Opelousas Indians 64 67 .489 11.5 Harry Strohm
New Iberia Cardinals 57 72 .442 17.5 Harrison Wickel
Jeanerette Blues 45 86 .344 30.5 Ed Head
Playoffs: Abbeville 4 games, Alexandria 3;
Lake Charles 4 games, Rayne 1;
Finals: Lake Charles 4 games, Abbeville 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Chris Flanagan Abbeville BA .352 Nathan Love Abbeville W 22
Dick Korte Alexandria Runs 114 Donald Pulford Abbeville SO 204
Chris Flanagan Abbeville Hits 178 Garth Mann Rayne ERA 2.09
Carl Barnhart Lafayette RBI 109 Robert Hood Lake Charles HR 18


1939 Evangeline League
President: A. Wilmont Dalferes

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Alexandria Aces 82 56 .594 0 Art Phelan
Lafayette White Sox 75 63 .543 7 Rod Whitney
Jeanerette Blues 73 62 .541 7.5 Harry Strohm
New Iberia Cardinals 69 64 .519 10.5 Jimmy Sanders
Rayne Rice Birds 68 68 .500 13 Charlie Engle
Abbeville A's 65 70 .481 15.5 Carlos Moore
Lake Charles Skippers 59 75 .440 21 Joe Bratcher
Opelousas Indians 51 84 .378 29.5 Joe Woodard
Playoffs: New Iberia 4 games, Alexandria 1;
Lafayette 4 games, Jeanerette 1;
Finals: Lafayette 4 games, New Iberia 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jerry Witte Lafayette BA .354 Max Fugerson Abbeville W 22
Bob Patrick Alexandria Runs 111 Walt Navie Rayne SO 223
Jerry Witte Lafayette Hits 184 Max Fugerson Abbeville ERA 2.04
Jerry Witte Lafayette RBI 134 Joe Yourkovich Rayne HR 18


1940 Evangeline League
President: A. Wilmont Dalferes

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lake Charles Skippers 86 49 .634 0 Otis Brannon
Alexandria Aces 84 54 .609 3.5 Carl Kott
Lafayette White Sox 77 55 .583 7.5 Harry Strohm
New Iberia Cardinals 78 57 .578 8 Jimmy Sanders
Port Arthur Tarpons 63 71 .470 22.5 Ray Flood / Louis Viau
Opelousas Indians 59 75 .440 26.5 Conrad Flippen
Houma / Natchez Pilgrims # 51 79 .392 32.5 Carlos Moore
Rayne Rice Birds 37 95 .280 47.5 Art Bartelli
#Houma moved to Natchez June 27.
Attendance: Lake Charles, 49,230.
Playoffs: New Iberia 4 games, Lake Charles 1;
Alexandria 4 games, Lafayette 2;
Finals: Alexandria 4 games, New Iberia 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Strohm Lafayette BA .361 Gordon Pixley New Iberia W 26
Fred Hancock Lake Charles Runs 122 Sam Eaton Alexandria SO 256
Ken Grosse Lafayette Hits 188 Sam Eaton Alexandria ERA 1.77
Woody Fair New Iberia RBI 125 Woody Fair New Iberia HR 24


1941 Evangeline League
President: A. Wilmont Dalferes

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
New Iberia Cardinals 88 42 .677 0 Johnny Keane
Port Arthur Tarpons 78 50 .609 9 Harry Strohm
Alexandria Aces 77 54 .588 11.5 Conrad Flippen
Lafayette White Sox 67 67 .500 23 Bobby Goff
Lake Charles Skippers 64 69 .481 25.5 Jimmy Lawrence / Ben Meyer
Opelousas Indians 60 69 .465 27.5 Eldon Breese
Natchez Pilgrims 49 83 .371 40 Harold Salmon / Copeland Goss
Rayne Rice Birds # 20 69 .225 NA Lee Stebbins / Leo Norris
#Rayne disbanded July 23..
Attendance: Lake Charles, 27,000.
Playoffs: New Iberia 4 games, Lafayette 0;
Alexandria 4 games, Port Arthur 1;
Finals: New Iberia 4 games, Alexandria 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Barocco New Iberia BA .372 Al Hardouin Port Arthur W 21
Fred Barocco New Iberia Runs 116 Jim Noblett New Iberia W 21
Gene Hodge Lake Charles Hits 173 Tom Finger Lafayette SO 192
Woody Fair New Iberia RBI 113 Ed Puck New Iberia ERA 1.77
Woody Fair New Iberia HR 13


1942 Evangeline League
President: A. Wilmont Dalferes

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Natchez Giants 29 10 .744 0 Herschel Bobo
Alexandria Aces 22 17 .564 7 Conrad Flippen
Port Arthur Tarpons 18 22 .450 11.5 Harry Strohm / Carl Kott
Lake Charles Skippers 16 22 .421 12.5 Joe Bratcher
Lafayette White Sox # 15 16 .484 NA Carl Kott
New Iberia Cardinals # 9 22 .290 NA Woody Fair
#Lafayette and New Iberia disbanded May 22.
The league disbanded May 30. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Gene Hodge Lake Charles BA .377 Cy Carbon Natchez W 9
George Bennington Natchez Runs 34 Cy Carbon Natchez SO 65
David Sarver Port Arthur Runs 34 Cy Carbon Natchez Pct 1.000; 9-0
Gene Hodge Lake Charles Hits 61 Paul Moore Lake Charles RBI 25
Clary Hack Port Arthur HR 3


The League Did Not Play In 1943, 1944 and 1945 due to WW II

[edit] 1946 - 1948 D

1946 Evangeline League
President: J. Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Houma Indians 92 39 .702 0 Babe Benning / Paul Fugit
Natchez Giants 87 46 .654 6 Merle Coleman
Abbeville Athletics 82 48 .631 9.5 Harry Strohm
Alexandria Aces 67 67 .500 26.5 Carl Kott
New Iberia Cardinals 53 79 .402 39.5 Aaron Ward
Thibodaux Giants 53 80 .398 40 Bob Mosel
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 50 82 .379 42.5 Irvin Stein
Hammond Berries 44 87 .336 48 Joe Valenti
Total league attendance, 757,000
Playoffs: Houma 4 games, Alexandria 1; Abbeville 4 games, Natchez, 3.
Finals: Houma 4 games, Abbeville 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Michael Conroy Houma BA .372 Bill Thomas Houma W 35
Michael Conroy Houma Runs 140 Nat Lowe Abbeville SO 215
Michael Conroy Houma Hits 194 Nat Lowe Abbeville ERA 2.03
Paul Fugit Houma RBI 130 Irving Clement Hammond/Abbeville HR 25


1947 Evangeline League
President: J. Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Alexandria Aces 79 53 .598 0 149,899 Art Phelan / Harry Strohm
Thibodaux Giants 76 52 .594 1 103,471 Sid Gautreaux
New Iberia Cardinals 76 58 .567 4 90,620 Harry Strohm / Vern Thoele
Hammond Berries 73 60 .549 6.5 59,126 Babe Benning / Paul Bruno
Houma Indians 63 76 .453 19.5 100,934 Copeland Gloss / George Washburn
Natchez Giants 58 76 .433 22 43,346 Barney DeForge
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 54 79 .406 25.5 90,832 Graham Moore
Abbeville Athletics 53 78 .405 25.5 52,036 Merle Coleman
Playoffs: Hammond 4 games, Alexandria 1; Thibodaux 4 games, New Iberia 2.
Finals: Hammond 4 games, Thibodaux 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Alvin Auchon Abbeville BA .351 Paul Bruno Hammond W 25
Bob Gales Hammond Runs 138 Paul Bruno Hammond SO 260
George Sopko New Iberia Hits 180 Paul Bruno Hammond ERA 1.96
Dan Seiler Houma RBI 115 Dan Seiler Houma HR 22


1948 Evangeline League
President: J. Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Houma Indians 81 55 .596 0 96,744 George Washburn
Hammond Berries 79 58 .577 2.5 62,346 Paul Bruno
Thibodaux Giants 75 62 .547 6.5 90,158 Sid Gautreaux
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 72 65 .526 9.5 116,939 Richard Carter
New Iberia Pelicans 70 69 .504 12.5 72,658 George Stumpf
Alexandria Aces 68 70 .493 14 127,178 Art Phelan / Chester Juckno
Abbeville Athletics 53 82 .393 27.5 53,873 Dick Burkhardt / Cox / Jones / Winfield
Lafayette Bulls 49 86 .363 31.5 63,258 Harry Strohm
Playoffs: Houma 1 game, Baton Rouge 1; Hammond 2 games, Thieodaux 2.
Both series cancelled due to bad weather. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tex Sanner Houma BA .386 Paul Bruno Hammond W 22
Robert Batten Baton Rouge Runs 128 Eugene Thompson Houma SO 259
Bobby Greene Alexandria Hits 193 James Bradshaw Baton Rouge ERA 2.37
Tex Sanner Houma RBI 126 Tex Sanner Houma Pct .913; 21-2
Tex Sanner Houma HR 34

[edit] 1949 - 1957 C

1949 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Houma Indians 81 58 .586 0 73,853 George Washburn
Lafayette Bulls 79 60 .568 2 73,753 Harry Strohm
Hammond Berries 76 63 .547 5 51,071 Paul Bruno
Alexandria Aces 75 65 .536 6.5 107,597 Merle Coleman / Art Phelan
Abbeville Athletics 68 68 .500 11.5 48,780 Nat Love
Thibodaux Giants 64 74 .464 16.5 71,450 Wilfred Theard / Gus Ploger
New Iberia Cardinals 61 79 .429 20.5 64,728 Sid Gautreaux
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 50 87 .365 30 53,889 Anthony DiBartolo / Edward Borom
Playoffs: Alexandria 4 games, Houma 1; Hammond 4 games, Lafayette 1.
Finals: Hammond 4 games, Alexandria 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Sid Gautreaux New Iberia BA .335 Herman Gilreath Houma W 22
Gipson Gayle New Iberia Runs 112 Eusebio Perez Abbeville SO 180
Charles Wilcox Hammond Runs 112 Tom Spears Lafayette ERA 1.04
Robert Dunn Hammond Hits 165 Mike Ryan Houma RBI 108
Robert Dunn Hammond HR 30


1950 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Lafayette Bulls 86 53 .619 0 78,854 Harry Strohm
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 82 58 .586 4.5 106,345 Paul Bruno
Thibodaux Giants 71 63 .530 12.5 64,301 Art Kowalski
Hammond Berries 71 65 .522 13.5 38,500 Joe Kracher / Joe Powers
Alexandria Aces 71 67 .514 14.5 81,381 Roy Lee Smith
New Iberia Rebels 66 73 .475 20 84,235 Sid Gautreaux
Houma Indians 53 84 .387 32 43,283 George Washburn
Abbeville Athletics 50 87 .365 35 22,811 George/Harrington/Theard/Murray/Demoran
Playoffs: Hammond 4 games, Lafayette 1; Baton Rouge 4 games, Thibodaux 2.
Finals: Baton Rouge 4 games, Hammond 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charlie E. Williams Thibodaux BA .381 Marshall O'Coine Thibodaux W 24
Earl Bossenberry New Iberia Runs 139 Marshall O'Coine Thibodaux SO 208
Charlie E. Williams Thibodaux Hits 218 Tommy Spears Lafayette ERA 2.60
Charlie E. Williams Thibodaux RBI 150 Ray Dunn Hammond HR 39


1951 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Thibodaux Giants 75 61 .551 0 63,560 William Adams
New Iberia Pelicans 76 64 .543 1 105,077 Randy Heflin
Hammond Berries 73 64 .533 2.5 28,230 Joe Powers
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 72 66 .522 4 66,438 George Washburn
Crowley Millers 70 70 .500 7 100,595 John George
Alexandria Aces 68 71 .489 8.5 60,621 Otho Nitcholas
Houma Indians 60 78 .435 16 32,716 Sid Gautreaux
Lafayette Bulls 60 80 .429 17 46,782 Rudy Briner
Playoffs: Baton Rouge 4 games, Thibodaux 2; Hammond 4 games, New Iberia 3.
Finals: Hammond 4 games, Baton Rouge 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Radulovich Baton Rouge BA .409 Jack Cardy Hammond W 25
Fred Barocco Hammond Runs 147 Roy Price Houma SO 344
Harry Elliott Alexandria Hits 221 Jack Cardy Hammond ERA 2.67
Bob Ankenhead Hammond RBI 153 Remy LeBlanc New Iberia HR 42


1952 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Crowley Millers 81 59 .579 0 110,814 John George
Thibodaux Giants 75 63 .543 5 52,727 William Adams
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 76 64 .542 5 80,613 Buddy Hancken
Lafayette Bulls 74 65 .532 6.5 78,706 Joe Powers
New Iberia Pelicans 72 68 .514 9 74,794 Randy Heflin
Abbeville Athletics 62 78 .443 19 64,650 Nat Love / Marv Holleman
Houma Indians 58 79 .423 21.5 25,821 Woodie Head / Robert Gales
Alexandria Aces 59 81 .421 22 66,196 Buddy Blair / George Washburn
Playoffs: Crowley 4 games, Lafayette 0; Baton Rouge 4 games, Thibodaux 3.
Finals: Crowley 4 games, Baton Rouge 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
William Lynn Alexandria BA .386 Hugh Blanton Crowley W 21
Art Edinger Crowley Runs 141 Leverette Spencer New Iberia SO 248
William Lynn Alexandria Hits 209 Marv Holleman Abbeville ERA 2.46
Fred DeSousa Lafayette RBI 130 Conklyn Meriwether Crowley HR 33


1953 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Crowley Millers 84 54 .609 0 100,239 Tony York
Thibodaux Giants 71 67 .514 13 31,745 William Adams
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 69 69 .500 15 53,670 George Spears
Lafayette Bulls 68 69 .496 15.5 62,525 Earl Caldwell
Alexandria Aces 68 69 .496 15.5 66,819 Harry Strohm
New Iberia Cardinals 52 84 .382 31 53,407 Art Visconti / John Millard / Joe Powers
Playoffs: Lafayette defeated Alexandria 8-1 in a one game play off for fourth place.
Lafayette 4 games, Crowley 2; Thibodaux 4 games, Baton Rouge 3.
Finals: Thibodaux 4 games, Lafayette 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Mauro Iacavello Thibodaux BA .347 Marv Holleman Crowley W 24
Fred Barocco Lafayette Runs 130 John Lagen New Iberia SO 162
Juan Izaguirre Crowley Hits 187 Earl Caldwell, Sr. Lafayette ERA 2.07
Conklyn Meriwether Crowley RBI 134 Conklyn Meriwether Crowley HR 42


1954 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
New Iberia Pelicans 85 55 .607 0 87,350 William Adams
Port Arthur Sea Hawks 83 57 .593 2 46,512 Lou Fitzgerald
Crowley Millers 77 63 .550 8 65,099 Tony York
Lake Charles Lakers 67 72 .482 17.5 71,555 Pop Faucett
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 66 74 .471 19 57,189 Joe Powers / George Spears
Alexandria Aces 65 74 .468 19.5 51,793 Harry Strohm
Texas City / Thibodaux Pilots # 61 79 .436 24 28,523 Bones Sanders / Bill Dossey
Lafayette Oilers 55 85 .393 30 74,882 Bob Hedington
#Texas City moved to Thibodaux June 17.
Playoffs: New Iberia 4 games, Lake Charles 2; Crowley 4 games, Port Arthur 2.
Finals: New Iberia 4 games, Crowley 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Dossey Texas/Thibodaux BA .410 Fidel Alvarez Port Arthur W 24
Remy LeBlanc New Iberia Runs 146 Rene Vega Port Arthur SO 207
Bill Lynn Alexandria Hits 211 John Laliberte Alexandria ERA 2.99
Tex Sanner Port Arthur RBI 141 Remy LeBlanc New Iberia HR 42


1955 Evangeline League
President: Edmond L. Deramee

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
New Iberia Pelicans 77 62 .554 0 41,794 Red Smith
Lafayette Oilers 77 63 .550 .5 57,082 Lou Klein
Alexandria Aces 74 65 .532 3 37,977 A.B. Cross
Baton Rouge Red Sticks 73 66 .525 4 56,603 Bill Dossey
Crowley Millers 65 75 .464 12.5 45,130 Marvin Holleman
Lake Charles Lakers 52 87 .374 25 33,881 Powers/ Bales/ Boguskie/ Tarleton/ Brown
Playoffs: Lafayette 4 games, New Iberia 2; Alexandria 4 games, Baton Rouge 1.
Finals: Lafayette 4 games, Alexandria 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Moore Crowley BA .354 Terry Fox New Iberia W 21
Jose Garcia Baton Rouge Runs 117 John Fuller Alexandria W 21
William Lynn Alexandria Hits 196 Mario Cardenas New Iberia SO 205
Tom Nerad Lafayette RBI 103 Don Robinson Baton Rouge ERA 1.56
Tom Nerad Lafayette HR 26


1956 Evangeline League
President: Ray Mullins

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Lafayette Oilers 78 49 .614 0 30,596 Ken Raffensberger
Thibodaux Senators 66 56 .541 9.5 61,000 Bill Dossey
Crowley Millers 63 60 .512 13 37,265 Vincent Plumbo
Lake Charles Giants 62 62 .500 14.5 48,482 Mike McCormick
Alexandria Aces 55 67 .451 20.5 48,049 Red Smith
Monroe Sports 54 68 .443 21.5 25,831 Ed Head
Baton Rouge Rebels 53 70 .431 23 42,000 Bob Reid / Jimmy Smith
New Iberia Indians # 15 14 .517 NA 11,252 Al Barillari
#New Iberia disbanded May 19.
Playoffs: Lafayette 4 games, Lake Charles 1; Thibodaux 4 games, Crowley 1.
Finals: Cancelled due to lack of interest. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jose Garcia Cruz Baton Rouge BA .329 Dave Gerard Lafayette W 18
Doug Kassay Thiboduax Runs 99 Andy Yetsko Lake Charles SO 242
Jose Garcia Cruz Baton Rouge Hits 152 Dave Stenhouse Lafayette ERA 1.92
Grady Watts Thibodaux RBI 99 Eugene Johnson Lake Charles HR 20


1957 Evangeline League
President: Ray Mullins

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Alexandria Aces 68 43 .613 0 52,937 Ken Silvestri
Crowley Millers 63 47 .573 4.5 17,779 Everett Robinson
Thibodaux Senators 45 66 .405 23 28,653 Bill Dossey / Henry Robinson
Lake Charles Giants 43 67 .391 24.5 15,589 Whitey McDowell
Lafayette Oilers # 36 21 .632 NA 9,567 Walt Dixon
Baton Rouge Rebels # 24 35 .407 NA 8,297 John Streza
#Baton Rouge and Lafayette disbanded June 20.
No Playoffs Scheduled. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Claude Horn Crowley BA .349 Bob Riesener Alexandria W 20
Red Irby Alexandria Runs 98 Don Gorrondona Lake Charles SO 161
Joe McElroy Lake Charles Hits 141 Bob Riesener Alexandria ERA 2.16
Joe McElroy Lake Charles RBI 92 Bob Riesener Alexandria Pct 1.000; 20-0
Red Irby Alexandria HR 26

[edit] League Records 1934-1957

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Kenneth Huff Alexandria RUNS 169 36 Bill Dossey Thibodaux BA .410 54
John Millard New Iberia AB 601 50 Harry Elliott Alexandria HITS 221 51
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria RBI 185 36 Jerry Witte Lafayette 2B 55 39
Ike Livingston Opelousas 3B 22 35 Mel Clark Baton Rouge 3B 22 48
Dynamite Dunn Alexandria HR 47 36 Dynamite Dunn Alexandria EBH 105 36
Tex Sanner Houma HS 31 48 Bill Ebranyi Lafayette SAC 34 39
Charlie Brewster Abbeville SB 84 37 Bob Akenhead Thibodaux BB 158 49
Victor Oehler Lafayette SO 135 37 Dynamite Dunn Alexandria TB 431 36


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
James Stuart New Iberia GA 59 54 Bill Thomas Houma CG 33 46
Bill Thomas Houma W 35 46 Joe Allen Natch/Ray L 20 40
Tom Spears Lafayette ERA 1.04 49 Bill Thomas Houma IP 353 46
Bob Riesener Alexandria WS 20 57 Fred Baczewski Alexandria ShO 7 47
Roy Price Houma SO 344 51 Marshall O'Coine Thibodaux BB 200 50
Bob Riesener Alexandria Pct. 1.000 20-0 57

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