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Ben McDonald

College Baseball Hall of Fame

 
 
Ben McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
1. Ben McDonald Marker
Inscription. A right-handed pitcher from Denham Springs, LA., Ben McDonald capped a magnificent 1989 season by receiving the Golden Spikes Award, given by the United States Baseball Federation to the nation's most outstanding amateur player. McDonald, the consensus College Player of the Year, was the first player chosen in the free-agent amateur draft and made his major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in September, 1989. McDonald, who set an LSU career mark with 373 strikeouts, established Southeastern Conference standards for single-season strikeouts (202), innings pitched (152.1) and consecutive scoreless innings (44.2). A two-time All-American and a 1988 Olympic gold medalist, he finished his LSU career with a 29-14 record and a 3.24 ERA. His #19 jersey was retired by LSU in 2010. He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2008.
 
Location. 30° 24.325′ N, 91° 11.291′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from 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
Ben McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
2. Ben McDonald Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Todd Walker (here, next to this marker); 1996 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 1993 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 1997 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Skip Bertman (here, next to this marker); Eddy Furniss (here, next to this marker); 2000 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1991 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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