BATON ROUGE, La. — After Friday night, No. 12 will never again be worn by an LSU baseball player.
Tigers legend Todd Walker had his number retired before LSU’s game against Ole Miss, becoming just the fourth figure in program history so honored. Walker joins Eddy Furniss (No. 36), Ben McDonald (19) and Skip Bertman (15) with retired baseball jerseys.
Walker is the 11th LSU coach or athlete with a retired number. The others are men’s basketball players Bob Pettit, Pete Maravich, Rudy Macklin and Shaquille O’Neal; football players Billy Cannon and Tommy Casanova; and women’s basketball player Seimone Augustus.
While at LSU, Walker was a two-time all-American who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1993 College World Series. When his career ended in 1994, he was the SEC all-time leader in hits, runs, RBI and total bases.
Walker, a Bossier City native, spent 12 seasons in the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Oakland A’s.