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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