Even Wikipedia isn't sure about the origin or what 'P.J.' means.
Not that it really matters.
Collier Brown is simply happy with the way things have turned out in his life, both personally and athletically.
Soon after the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced that the famous Satchel Paige would in 1971 become the first Negro League player to enter the hallowed halls of Cooperstown, Convent, La., native David Malarcher reacted with jubilation.
Legendary retired powerlifting coach Billy Jack Talton remembers Julian Bailes never shied away from smashing his head against opponents when asked as a high school sophomore guard and linebacker for Natchitoches Academy.
Ben Sheets needed that lightbulb moment to realize his full potential.
As early as his freshman season at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, coach Smoke Laval told the young pitcher that he possessed first-round talent.
John B. “Cayou” Pitre (top) has passed on the tradition of baseball to his son John (middle) and his grandson Wade (bottom). Pitre has been involved in the Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth organizations for the past 40 plus years and continues to do so as an assistant coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)
If you are a male Ville Platte native, there is one tradition that you have probably been a part of at some point in your life. That tradition is playing baseball. In particular, being part of the Dixie Youth organization.