Baseball to Wear Throwback Uniforms Against Tulane
LSU Sports Interactive
BATON ROUGE -- The LSU baseball team will wear throwback uniforms for its game versus Tulane on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium.
The uniforms, which resemble the attire worn by the Tigers of the early 20th Century, are designed to commemorate LSU’s final season in historic Alex Box Stadium, which opened in 1938.
“Our players are excited about the chance to wear throwback uniforms, and I think it’s something our fans will really enjoy,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “The uniforms are a tribute to all of the players who contributed to the very rich history of our program.”
In conjunction with the wearing of the commemorative uniforms, LSU will release on March 19 its “Foundation Era” All-Alex Box Stadium team. The squad will be composed of players who performed in Alex Box Stadium from 1938-83.
Later this month, fans will be invited to vote online to select the “Omaha Era” All-Alex Box Stadium team, which will be composed of individuals who played in the stadium from 1984 to the present.
Funding for Alex Box Stadium, originally known as LSU Diamond, came from the federal government’s Works Progress Administration.
The facility served as the spring training site of the New York Giants in 1938 and 1939, and in 1943, it was re-named Alex Box Stadium in honor of the former LSU baseball and football letterman killed in North Africa during World War II.
The stadium evolved into one of the showplaces of college baseball, as LSU has led the nation in attendance in each of the past 12 seasons.
LSU has won 14 NCAA Regional titles in Alex Box Stadium, and the Tigers have a 711-190-3 (.788) record in the facility since 1984.