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The 2023 inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame were announced this week which include Paul Mainieri, Walter Davis, Paul Byrd, Wendell Davis, and M. L. Woodruff. Per

BATON ROUGE – Five athletes and coaches with strong LSU ties were announced Wednesday as part of the 2023 inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

The LSHOF Class of 23 includes College World Series champion, longtime LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri; two-time LSU track and field USA Olympian and world champion Walter Davis; All-American LSU pitcher and 14-year Major League Baseball veteran Paul Byrd; and, Shreveport native Wendell Davis, who shattered LSU football receiving records before heading to the NFL.

The LSU connections also include retired Baton Rouge-Parkview Baptist baseball coach M. L. Woodruff, who played his freshman season on the LSU baseball team with Mainieri.

Also, to be inducted in 2023 are two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning; four-time WNBA All-Star Alana Beard, New Orleans native Ron Washington, who managed the Texas Rangers to a pair of World Series appearance and Slidell native, Tulane and Chicago Bears running Matt Forte. Completing the class is world class weightlifter Walter Imahara from UL-Lafayette.

The LSHOF’s Class of 2023 will be enshrined Saturday, July 29, at the Hall of Fame’s home in Natchitoches to culminate the 64th Induction Celebration July 27-29. Read more.
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Dickses22 months
Ron Washington attended the same high school as Tyrann M's. and Jamar C's.fathers in New Orleans,albeit about a decade apart.Rest in Power,JOHN McDONOGH SENIOR HIGH!
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cypresstiger22 months
At first I thought, Mainieri, really? But 5 CWS appearances is nothing to sneeze at.
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GoneFishing2122 months
If you didn’t know anything about his resume then why would you think that way in the first place?
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