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Contractors: Special in ’72

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Billy Henderson-directed Legion baseball team won state title
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Members of the T.L. James Contractors team of Ruston that won a state American Legion baseball championship in 1972 were (front row) batboy Kenny Henderson (first row, from left) David Tinsley, C.L. Albritton, Randy Rogers, Robert Mitchum, Ricky Russell, Greg Caver, Marshall Napper, Stanley Crawford (back row, from left), Assistant Coach Ronnie Fitzgerald, T.L. James Sponsor Representative Ben Lann, Robert Lann, Corbett Best, Tommy Durrett, Randy Huffman, Doug Bagwell, Rodney Howard, Ronnie Frisby and Head Coach Billy Henderson.

reunion for the only state American Legion baseball championship ever won in Ruston.
You say American Legion baseball?

Yes, our city used to have one and to say it was one of Louisiana’s most successful ever would be a gigantic understatement.

But 40 years ago, in 1972, the T.L. James Contractors captured that state title under the guidance of coach Billy Henderson.

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