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Ralph Allen Garr

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
1. Ralph Allen Garr Marker
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Mr. Ralph "Scooney” Garr was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues in 1968 w/ the Atlanta Braves. In 1967, he led both the Grambling Tigers & the National Assoc. for Intercollegiate Athletics with a .585 batting average & soon became a 3rd round pick of the Braves team. Garr batted .300 or better 5 times during his career. Among the forgotten African American star players, he holds the Major League record for most hits before the All-Star break with 149 in his signature year, 1974, when he became a NL All- Star & won the NL batting title. Called the"Road Runner," Garr ended his 13 years in the Majors w/ a batting average of .306. In the winter of 1970-71, he hit an astonishing .457 for Estrellas Orientales, which remains a league record, as do his 105 hits & 58 runs scored that season - in just 56 games. He was inducted into the LA Sports Hall of Fame in 1985, Grambling State University Alumni Hall of Fame in 1991, the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2006, & the Inter- collegiate League Hall of Fame in 2008. Looking back on his life & career, Garr reflected on his fortune: "I've had so many blessings, so
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
2. Ralph Allen Garr Marker
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I can't afford to run around & complain."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 32° 32.276′ N, 92° 42.828′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue (Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willis Reed, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Howard Davis (here, next to this marker); Junious "Buck" Buchanan (here, next to this marker); Robert M. "Bob" Hopkins (here, next to this marker); Calvin A. Wilkerson (here, next to this marker); Willie Brown (here, next to this marker); Martha Woodard Andrus (here, next to this marker); Edward R. Jones (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Ralph Garr. (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
3. Legends Square/Walk of Fame Archway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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