By Lisa Soileaux, Assistant Editor, Rayne Acadian-Tribune


FIELD OF DREAMS - Rayne baseball players of the late 1940’s who were part of a attempted revival of the Rayne Rice Birds semi-pro baseball program following WWII included, front row, from left, Ted Andrus, Chick Morgan, George Boudreaux, Angelo Pizzolatta and Hampton Boudreaux; top row, Coach Joe Duclos, Herman Berken, Charles “Moon” Chappuis, Dave Petitjean, “Chief Rice Bird” Leland Hebert and Pint Simoneaux. The following individuals are thanked for their help in identifying the photo: Buddy Moody, Moon Chappuis, Richard D’Aquin, Andrus Fontenot and Rickey Boudreaux. NOTE: This picture was taken at the present-day South Rayne Elementary School, site of a baseball diamond and extensive bleachers where the Rayne Rice Birds played their home games in front of many spectators in the early 1900’s prior to the start of WWII. (Photo Courtesy/Ray Hebert)


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