LSHOF to host ‘Bullets to Bats: Baseball in the Civil War’ presentation May 18

Civil War Baseball - 1863

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum will host a presentation by Mansfield State Historic Site Park Manager Scott Dearman Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

New York Baseball Player – 1860

Dearman will trace the evolution of baseball from the mid-nineteenth century through the Civil War. From the early days of “Town Ball” to the current game of baseball, the game has evolved into “America’s Pastime.” The American Civil War played a major role in the proliferation and mass appeal of the game. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (318) 357-2492.