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Fats versus Leans: A baseball story

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The Fats vs. The Leans

In the years after the Civil War, baseball truly became American’s game and all across the country in small towns, summer was dominated by attending and playing in the games. Every town had at least one team, and Minden was no exception. The first record of local town teams in newspapers occurs in the Shreveport Times as early as 1876. The first record of a Minden team comes from the Homer Guardian-Journal of Wednesday, April 24, 1895 when a preview is given of a Friday night game scheduled at the Homer Fair Grounds between the Homer town team and the

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