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Warren Morris Interview (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-02-11

Duration: 00:07:06

Subjects: Morris, Warren | Sports | Baseball players | LSU Tigers (Baseball team) | College World Series (Baseball)


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Morris, Warren Interviewee
  • Rollins, Lyn Interviewee
  • Wilson, Brad Interviewee


This segment from the February 11, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with former LSU baseball player Warren Morris. During the bottom of the ninth inning in the championship game of the 1996 College World Series, Morris hit the game-winning homerun that led LSU to its third national championship. Morris discusses his surprise at hitting the homerun, the aftermath of the homerun, being remembered for hitting the homerun, winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and playing Major League Baseball for four years. Whinham also talks to former LSU baseball player Brad Wilson about his role as the player on third base during the Morris homerun. Lastly, Whinham talks to sportscaster Lyn Rollins about the significance of Morris’ iconic homerun. This story is a part of the “Louisiana Baseball Stories” series. Host: Shauna Sanford