The LSU Board of Supervisors moved to honor legendary coach Skip Bertman by naming the playing field at Alex Box Stadium after him.
The new name, Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium, keep the original name for the ballpark and adds a modern twist. Alex Box was an LSU baseball player killed in World War II and posthumously awarded Purple Heart and Distinguished Cross medals. The former LSU ballpark was named for him; the name carried over when the new ballpark opened.
Bertman was coach of the LSU Tigers from 1983 through 2001, winning five national championships and working hard to elevate the state of the sport. His teams made 11 College World Series appearances and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances.
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