Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in New Orleans, home of the Delgado Community College Dolphins baseball team, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.
The Dolphins, coached by AAABA Hall of Famer Joe Scheuermann, have had great success on the regional and national level in the junior college game.
Louis “Rags” Scheuermann, a member of the inaugural AAABA Hall of Fame class, played a key role in the emergence of Kirsch-Rooney and the Dolphins.
In 2003, Kirsch-Rooney Stadium’s diamond was named for the long-time Delgado coach “Rags” Scheuermann, who served as first supervisor of the stadium for forty years in addition to coaching the Dolphins. Since his death in 1997, the Scheuermann family has continued the family tradition of managing the facility. The family has been a constant throughout the stadium’s six decades of operation, present since opening day in 1957.
The Scheuermann family also has been a special part of AAABA Tournament history through their role with the New Orleans Boosters program that annually has been a strong presence in the tournament field.
A link to the Delgado Dolphins’ release on the anniversary follows: