St. Aug Alum Honored With Baseball Field In His Name

St. Aug Alum Honored With Baseball Field In His Name

On February 28, baseball coach, Frank Garnett received the honor of having a baseball field at Jackie Tatum HarvardRecreation Center (JTHRC) named after him. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented Garnett with a certificate before elected officials, Manual Arts Alumni Association and Baseball team, friends and family.

“Coach Frank Garnett is a local hero whose love for baseball and coaching spans more than 44 years,” said Ridley-Thomas. “It is my pleasure to join the Manual Arts High School Alumni Association and the city of Los Angeles to celebrate his leadership and stewardship.”

A Grambling State University graduate and New Orleans native, Garnett was a three-sport letterman and a state champion in both baseball and basketball at St. Augustine High. He’s served as a team captain on the 1962-63 Grambling baseball teams, advancing the Tigers to the national NAIA baseball tournament for the third of four times between 1961-67. Garnett was also named all-conference in each of his four years on campus , on first base, twice at third base and once a shortstop and went onto earn first-team All-America honors in 1963.

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