The Tenth Inning

Metro New Orleans Area Baseball Player Database

This is my compilation of metro New Orleans area high school baseball players who played collegiately, were drafted professionally, played in the Minor Leagues, or played in the Major Leagues.  The database has 2,155 entries, as of April 2023.  Click here to retrieve an Adobe PDF file with the complete list of players for all seasons sorted by player name.  Click here for a list sorted by high school.  
Major League Baseball Players With Relatives
This is my end-of-season compilation of the 2022 Major League Baseball active players and non-players (managers, coaches, scouts, executives, owners, broadcasters, umpires, and other ) who have relatives that also played professional baseball or were drafted by major-league organizations. The entire database for all years currently numbers over 8,000 entries representing over 12,000 family relationships. Follow this link to my Baseball's Relatives website.
Crescent City Sports
This website provides the most comprehensive sports coverage in the New Orleans area, including professional, college, and amateur sports.  I am a regular contributor with articles focused on the history of New Orleans baseball.  Click here to view my latest work on this website.
Society for American Baseball Research
I have been a member of SABR since 1983.  I regularly contribute research and writing as part of the SABR BioProject and Games Project, whose missions are to preserve the history of major-league baseball through its players and noteworthy games.  My published SABR contributions can be retrieved at this SABR website link.
Sports Collectors Digest

My article "A Look at Major League Family Ties Through the Cardboard Hobby" published in Sports Collectors Digest, October 2018, provides a review of baseball cards that have featured players with relatives in in the major leagues.  A checklist of the cards is provided.  Click here to read the article.

My article "A Must Read for Baseball Fans" published in Sports Collectors Digest, July 2012, provides a history of the long-running Baseball Digest magazine, as it enters its 70th year of publication.  Click here to read my article.

My article "A 'Guide' to Baseball" published in Sports Collectors Digest, August 2011, traces the evolution of major league media guides throughout the years. It provides details of the content and characteristics of the guides. With the advent of digital media, it is surmised that the use of printed media guides will decline and eventually be eliminated.  Click here to read my article.

West Bank Beacon
My article "Nolan Vicknair: Fell Short of his Dream, Yet Still an Accomplished Athlete" published in the West Bank Beacon, June 2015, features the amateur and professional career of New Orleans West Bank resident Nolan Vicknair in his quest to be a big-league player.  Click here to read the article on page 6 of this edition of the local newspaper.

My article "Webster Garrison - Where Is He Now?" published in the West Bank Beacon, August 2011, is about Webster Garrison's professional baseball career.  Garrison is a former New Orleans-area West Bank high school standout.  Click here to read the article.

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