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

1996 National Champions

Tigers

 
 
1996 National Champions Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. 1996 National Champions Marker
Inscription. Second baseman Warren Morris belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a thrilling 9-8 College World Series title game win over Miami (Fla). Morris' dramatic dinger was his only home run of the season, as he had been sidelined for most of the year with a hand injury

LSU went 52-15 and won four straight games in Omaha to claim its third NCAA title in six seasons, defeating Wichita State, Florida (twice) and Miami.

The '96 Tigers captured the SEC title and were one of the most prolific offensive teams in league history, establishing conference records for home runs (131), runs scored (648), RBI (549), and total bases (1,331).
 
Erected by Tiger Athletic Foundation.
 
Location. 30° 24.323′ N, 91° 11.289′ 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. Touch 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); Ben McDonald
1996 National Champions Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
2. 1996 National Champions Marker
(here, next to this marker); Skip Bertman (here, next to this marker); Todd Walker (here, next to this marker); 1997 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); Eddy Furniss (a few steps from this marker); 1991 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); 2000 National Champions (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Championship Plaza image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
3. Championship Plaza
1996 National Champions Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
4. 1996 National Champions Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2016. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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