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Skip Bertman

College Baseball Hall of Fame

 
 
Skip Bertman Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
1. Skip Bertman Marker
Inscription. The head coach of the LSU tigers from 1984-2001, Skip Bertman built the LSU baseball program into a national power and led the Tigers to five national titles. Bertman's teams recorded a sterling 870-330-3 mark (.724) in 18 seasons, giving him the highest all-time winning percentage among SEC coaches. In addition to the five national championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000) Bertman's LSU teams claimed seven SEC championships, nine 50-win seasons, 11 CWS berths and six SEC tournament championships. During Bertman's tenure at LSU, more than 100 players were drafted into professional baseball, with 41 Tigers reaching the major leagues. Bertman produced 11 first-team All-America performers, and more importantly, nearly 100 percent of those who played at least four years in the Tiger program earned their LSU degrees. Bertman was also an accomplished international coach, serving as pitching coach on the 1988 United States gold-medal squad, then leading the USA as head coach to the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His #15 jersey was retired by LSU in 2001 and the street in front of the original Alex Box Stadium was re-named Skip Bertman Drive. He served as LSU's Director of Athletics from 2001-2008. Bertman was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association HAll of Fame in January 2003 and into the College Baseball
Skip Bertman Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
2. Skip Bertman Marker
Hall of Fame in July 2006.
 
Location. 30° 24.326′ N, 91° 11.287′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Gourrier Avenue 0.3 miles west of Nicholson Drive (Louisiana Highway 30), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the "Gerry Lane Championship Plaza" at main stadium entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1993 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 1991 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Ben McDonald (here, next to this marker); 1996 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Todd Walker (a few steps from this marker); Eddy Furniss (a few steps from this marker); 1997 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); 2000 National Champions (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Sports
 
"Gerry Lane Championship Plaza" image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
3. "Gerry Lane Championship Plaza"
 
 
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