Baseball – Part Three

Written by Cathy Buckley

Bernice Baseball


In September of 1932 the Ruston Daily Leader ran this article about their town team which competed in the Big Six with Bernice.

“all the players took part in the baseball program for love of the sport solely and no member at any time was on a “pay roll”

Monroe News Star – October 25, 1935

BERNICE BASEBALL PLAYER IS INJURED – Harry Shackleford, member of the Bernice High School baseball team narrowly escaped losing an eye during a practice session here this week.  Shackleford and J.L. Burns were both running a ball when Burns tripped and fell.  One of Burns’ feet flew up and the spikes on the heel of his shoe cut into Shackleford’s face on each side of the eyeball.  It was first believed that he had lost his eye but a doctor’s examination revealed no serious danger.

Ruston Daily Leader – August 7, 1937

Big Six League is Formed

May 1939

League was formed by Larry Fox and the sixth team was the Farmerville CCC club.  Before summer Marion had replaced the Farmerville Club

Cathy Buckley is a native of Union Parish and lifelong citizen of Shiloh. She served as Principal of Spearsville High School for many years until her retirement. Cathy is now the director of the Bernice Depot Museum and a active member of the Bernice Historical Society.


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