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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South-Central)
 

Skip Bertman

 
 
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Skip Bertman arrived in Baton Rouge in the summer of 1983 with a vision to transform the LSU Tigers into the nation's elite college baseball team. Bertman came to LSU after a highly successful eight-year stint at the Universite of Miami, where he served as associate head coach and helped lead the Hurricanes to five College World Series appearances, including the 1982 national title.

Bertman was determined to create the same atmoshere of excellence at LSU that he thrived in at Miami. He knew that he would face many challenges in rebuilding a program that was averaging less than 500 fans per game in an aging Alex Box Stadium.

Bertman overhauled every aspect of LSU Baseball and developed a dynasty during 18 remarkable seasons from 1984-2001. He demonstrated to athletic directors around the country that college baseball could be a profitable enterprise through dedicated attention to every detail involving academics, facilities, recruiting, marketing and, of course, winning baseball games.

Backed by tremendous community support and the determined work ethic of assistant coaches and players, Bertman made "Baseball At The Box" a must-see event,

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as thousands poured through the turnstiles at a renovated Alex Box Stadium to inspire the Tigers to win championships.

5 NCAA College World Series Championships
1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000

11 College World Series Apprearences
1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000

16 NCAA Tournament Berths.
1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

7 Southeastern Conference Conference
1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997

6 SEC Tournament Titles
1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000

9 SEC Western Division Championships
1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001

9 50-Win Seasons
1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000
 
Erected 2019 by Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation.
 
Location. 30° 24.355′ N, 91° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Gourrier Avenue 0.3 miles west of Nicholason Drive (State Highway 30), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.

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By Cajun Scrambler, September 14, 2019
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Skip Bertman Legacy (here, next to this marker); 2009 National Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); 2000 National Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); Eddy Furniss (within shouting distance of this marker); 1997 National Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); Todd Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); 1991 National Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben McDonald (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Sports
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 14, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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