DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Former major league baseball player turned author, Lou Vickery, made his presence known in the Wiregrass on Tuesday.

Vickery has done extensive research on the Creek Indian Tribe.

In his newest book, Alabama Creek Indians, he discusses how the Creek Indians came to the state of Alabama and how they established their tribe.

Vickery spoke at the Basketcase Cafe in Dothan.

Vickery played ten years in the majors as a pitcher for several teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees.

Vickery has written 16 books.

Vickery became interested in Creek Indian history because of his grandmother.

“My grandmother was Creek Indian and so this started,” Vickery said. “Research started just to understand a little about my genealogy.”

Vickery currently has four books available for purchase. He hopes his latest book will be able to show people a closer look at the history of the Creek Indian tribe in Alabama.