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

Eddy Furniss

College Baseball Hall of Fame

 
 
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September 4, 2016
1. Eddy Furniss Marker
Inscription. A first baseman from Nacogdoches, Texas, Eddy Furniss culminated a sterling four-year LSU career by receiving the 1998 Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's most outstanding player. Furniss, a 2007 inductee into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, finished his career as the SEC's all-time leader in hits (352), home runs (80), RBI (308), doubles (87) and total bases (689). He also finished his career No. 1 on the LSU career list for slugging percentage (.727) and walks (191). In NCAA annals, Furniss finished his career No. 3 in total bases, No. 4 in home runs and doubles, and No. 5 in RBI. Furniss -- who posted a .371 lifetime batting average -- hit .403 in 1998 with 27 doubles, three triples, 28 homers, 85 runs and 76 RBI, earning first team All-American and All-SEC honors. A member of both the 1996 and 1997 national championship teams, he was also a second-team Academic All-American with a 3.5 GPA in Zoology. He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2010.
 
Location. 30° 24.328′ 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
Eddy Furniss Marker image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
2. Eddy Furniss Marker
Plaza" at Gate 2 entrance to Alex Box Stadium. 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. 2000 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 2009 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Todd Walker (here, next to this marker); 1997 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Ben McDonald (here, next to this marker); 1993 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); Skip Bertman (a few steps from this marker); 1996 National Champions (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
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Gerry Lane Championship Plaza image. Click for full size.
September 4, 2016
3. Gerry Lane Championship Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2016. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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