Grambling Sports Information
GRAMBLING, La.— The Grambling State University baseball team will honor Former Grambling Tiger baseball standout Ralph Garr Sr. at the February 17th game against Wiley College at 6:00 p.m. This game is marked as the Ralph Garr Sr. Day.
Garr was a career .306 hitter mostly for the Atlanta Braves. He graduated from Ruston’s Lincoln High School before moving on to Grambling State University. He led the Tigers to a 35-1 regular season mark and batted .585 before getting picked in the third round of the 1967 MLB draft. Garr, who was not only a speedster on the diamond, but he was also a disciplined hitter. He won the 1974 National League batting hitting .353, while collecting 149 hits before the All-Star break, a record that still stands. Garr earned the nick-name “Road Runner” due to his speed.
Garr has been a successful minor league coach and baseball scout since retiring, even making trips to Shreveport and North Louisiana on a regular basis. Garr was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1985, Grambling State University Alumni Hall of Fame in 1991, the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2006, the International League Hall of Fame in 2008, and also the Ark-La-Tex Museum of Champions in 2014.
Mr. Garr will be present at the game and will throw out the first pitch to kick things off for the Tigers.