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Skip Bertman Legacy

 
 
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Inscription.  Today, college baseball enjoys unprecedented popularity throughout the nation in large part due to Bertman's unrelenting commitment to greatness. LSU has led the nation in attendance in every season since 1996, averaging nearly 11,000 tickets sold per game.

Bertman also served as Director of Athletics at LSU from 2001-08, leading one of the greatest periods of facility growth and athletic accomplishments in the history of the institution. He supervised a highly successful 20-sport program during a period that featured football national championships in 2003 and 2007.

Upon his retirement as baseball coach in 2001, his No. 15 jersey was retired at LSU, and the street in front of the original Alex Box Stadium was re-named Skip Bertman Drive. The playing surface at the new, state-of-the-art Alex Box Stadium, which opened in 2009, was named "Skip Bertman Field" in 2013.
He became a pillar of the Baton Rouge community, serving on numerous philanthropic organizations such as United Way, Cancer Services and the Alzheimer's Association and he was honored by organizations like the Arthritis Fou of America and the Anti-Defamation
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League.
Throughout his amazing career, Bertman benefited support of a loving family that included his wife, Sandy and their daughters Jan, Jodi, Lisa and Lori.

Six-Time National Coach of the Year
Seven-Time SEC Coach of the Year
Highest Winning Percentage in SEC History
(.724)
1988 U.S.Olympic Assistant Coach
(Gold Medal)
1996 U.S. Olympic Head Coach
(Bronze Medal)
Produced 41 Major League Baseball Players
LSU Jersey No. 15 Retired
2001
American Coaches Hall of Fame
Inducted 2003
College Baseball Hall of Fame
Inducted 2006
LSU Athletic Hall of Fame
Inducted 2011
 
Erected 2019 by Al Oremus & Sam Sorce.
 
Location. 30° 24.353′ N, 91° 11.317′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Gourrier Avenue 0.3 miles east of Nicholason Drive (State Highway 30), on the right 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. Skip Bertman (here, next to this marker); 2009 National Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); 2000 National Champions (within shouting distance of this

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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); Ben McDonald (within shouting distance of this marker); 1991 National Champions (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Legacy Park, next the Alex Box Stadium.
 
Categories. Sports
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2019.
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