SABR essay traces history of baseball in the Superdome
Since the earliest designs of the Superdome, it was intended that the domed stadium in downtown New Orleans would become home to a major-league team. The New Orleans Saints relocated to the Dome from Tulane Stadium and the New Orleans Jazz transitioned from Municipal Auditorium and Loyola Field House, but the city ultimately struck out in acquiring an MLB franchise.
In an essay for Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Crescent City Sports contributor Richard Cuicchi traces the city’s attempts to land an MLB team for the Superdome. In conjunction with the city’s marketing and promotion efforts, the Dome hosted the minor-league New Orleans Pelicans in 1977 and multiple MLB exhibition series and college baseball tournaments for over 20 years.
Click here to view Richard’s recent contribution for SABR.
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New Orleans baseball historian
Richard Cuicchi, Founder of the Metro New Orleans Area Baseball Player Database and a New Orleans area baseball historian, maintains TheTenthInning.com website. He also authored the book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives. He has contributed to numerous SABR-sponsored Bio Project and Games Project books.