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

1997 National Champions

Tigers

 
 
1997 National Champions Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
1. 1997 National Champions Marker
Inscription. LSU claimed its fourth NCAA title as the Tigers overwhelmed Alabama,13-6, in the College World Series final. LSU became the first school to win back-to-back national championships since Stanford in 1987-88. The Tigers completed the year with a 57-13 mark while claiming the SEC title and setting the league record for most single-season victories.

The Tigers also established the NCAA record for single-season home runs, as LSU unloaded a remarkable 188 round-trippers en route to the national championship. The Tigers hit at least one home run in each of their 70 games during the regular season.

LSU joined Southern California (six titles in the 1970s) as the only other school to win four CWS crowns in one decade.
 
Erected by Tiger Athletic Foundation.
 
Location. 30° 24.325′ N, 91° 11.294′ 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.
Championship Plaza image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
2. Championship Plaza
Todd Walker (here, next to this marker); 2000 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Ben McDonald (here, next to this marker); Eddy Furniss (here, next to this marker); 1996 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1993 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); 2009 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); Skip Bertman (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Sports
 
1997 National Champions Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
3. 1997 National Champions Marker
1997 National Champions Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
4. 1997 National Champions Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2016. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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