Retired Numbers

The Tulane baseball program has retired three numbers in the school's history. One player, a player/coach and a coaching legend each have their names and numbers immortalized inside Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. A trio of New Orleans natives are all enshrined in the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame, with head coach Joe Brockhoff (East Jefferson High School), Cary D. Livingston (West Jefferson High School) and Milt Retif (Jesuit High School) all have their numbers hung on the fašade inside the Green Wave's home stadium.

#12 - Cary D. Livingston
OF 1969-72

Cary D. Livingston

A four-year starter in the outfield, Cary Livingston was the engine that made the Green Wave's offensive machine run during his career from 1969-72. A career .337 hitter, Livingston set a then-school record with a .390 batting average as a junior. A product of West Jefferson High School in New Orleans, he led the team in doubles, triples, home runs and RBI's during his sophomore season. As a junior, Livingston paced the squad in batting average and hits, but his finest season came in 1972 when he led the Green Wave in average, hits, runs, doubles and RBI's. He helped the Green Wave go a combined 79-26 during his career at Tulane, including a 26-10 record in 1971. While Livingston made a name for himself with his bat, he was also an excellent defensive player as he did not commit an error during his career. Livingston was elected to the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1985.


#27 - Milt Retif
SS 1952-55 o Head Coach 1967-74

Milt Retlif

One of the most popular characters in the history of Tulane baseball, Milt Retif succeeded both on the diamond and in the dugout for the Green Wave. As a player from 1952-55, Retif was a career .300 hitter and set a Tulane single-game record with two home runs in a game against LSU as a senior. After graduating from Tulane with a bachelor's degree in physical education, Retif rejoined the program in 1967 as their head coach where he would tally 123 victories and a .628 winning percentage over an eight-year span. He completed his coaching career as the school's all-time winningest coach (a mark that has since been surpassed), but stayed on with the team as a consultant. Under Retif's guidance, Tulane regained national prominence as the Olive and Blue received rankings in the Top 10 on several occasions. He was instrumental in the Green Wave's first-ever NCAA Regional bid in 1979. Retif was elected to the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981.


# 25 - Joe Brockhoff
Head Coach 1979-93

Joe Brockhoff

Joe Brockhoff left his post as the Green Wave skipper as the winningest coach in school history (a mark that has since been surpassed) and was the third member of the baseball family to have his number retired. Sporting a .647 winning percentage and 641 wins over 19 seasons, Brockhoff helped Tulane to the 1983 Metro Conference South Division title and earned Metro Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1991. The charismatic skipper guided Tulane to three Metro Conference Tournament titles (1979, 1982, and 1992) during his tenure, as well. Inheriting a program that had never advanced to the postseason, Brockhoff led the Green Wave to six NCAA Regional appearances, including the 1986 NCAA South I Regional in Baton Rouge, La., where Tulane advanced to the championship game and set a Regional record with 51 total bases in a 16-6 victory over Eastern Kentucky. Brockhoff guided the club to five 40-win seasons during his career, including a then-school record 49 wins in 1986. Brockhoff was elected to the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991.

1975 2411 1.681
1976 2414 1.628
1977 3210 0.762
1978 2518 0.581
1979 3513 0.729
1980 2912 0.707
1981 3726 0.587
1982 4116 0.719
1983 4517 0.726
1984 4216 0.724
1985 3822 0.633
1986 4915 0.766
1987 4416 0.733
1988 3218 0.640
1989 2726 0.509
1990 1935 0.352
1991 3618 0.667
1992 3924 0.619
1993 2331 0.426
Career641350 2.647