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The Best Little Baseball Town Anywhere

As the 1950s dawned, hundreds of American towns of all sizes boasted of minor-league baseball teams.

Perhaps none could boast of the success of Crowley, Louisiana. That's where the Crowley Millers brought out crowds that sometimes dwarfed the population of the entire town.

Minor-league baseball historian Gaylon H. White tells the story of the team, the players, and the unlikely fates they met (including being struck by lightning during a game) in his book The Best Little Baseball Town in the World:The Crowley Millers and Minor League Baseball in the 1950s.

This marks Gaylon White's third visit to the JX to talk baseball.

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