erson LSU baseball history to have his jersey retired.
The school announced Friday that the Hall of Fame Committee voted unanimously to retire Walker’s No. 12 jersey prior to a 2017 game in Alex Box Stadium. The exact date is not yet known.
Walker, a Bossier City native, left Baton Rouge as the SEC’s all-time leader in hits (310), runs (234), RBI (246) and total bases (557). He was a two-time finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the best amateur baseball player in the country, and was drafted eighth overall in the 1994 MLB Draft.
“Todd Walker epitomizes the values that we promote at LSU,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “He is in the College Baseball Hall of Fame, and his exploits as one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game are well-documented. What is even more impressive is his commitment to education, as he completed his LSU degree requirements while he was an active Major League player. He generously donates his time and energy to charitable causes, and he is a tremendous ambassador for our university. We look forward to having his jersey number take its place among those of LSU legends.”
Walker, who will join his coach Skip Bertman, Ben McDonald and Eddy Furniss among the retired jerseys at Alex Box Stadium, was a part of the 1993 national championship team, where he was named the College World Series’ Most Outstanding Player. He was named to the CWS Legends Team in 2010
Recently named a baseball analyst on the SEC Network, Walker played for seven teams during his Major League career. He was inducted into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Including Walker, eleven LSU athletes or coach to have their jerseys retired — Furniss, Bertman and McDonald, Bob Pettit, Pete Maravich, Rudy Macklin, Shaquille O’Neal, Billy Cannon, Tommy Casanova and Seimone Augustus.