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Ben Abadie
Ben Abadie

Hometown:
New Orleans, LA

High School:
Fortier High School

Last College:
Tulane University


Bernard Abadie was inducted in the 1996 Tulane Hall OF Fame. Bernard "Ben" Abadie lived the first thirty years of his life a stone's throw from Tulane Stadium. He attended Holy Name Elementary School located near the university. His interest in baseball started when on his way home from school, he would stop and watch the Green Wave baseball team workout. Tulane Coach asked Ben if he would be the Bat Boy and Ben Abadie become the Wave's Bat Boy for three years. He said his big thrill was when the coach let him swag fly balls and run sprints with the team. Ben's last year at Holy Name found him playing high school American Legion baseball. By the time Abadie was ready to enter Fortier High School, he was a big kid for his age, baseball smart and he could run. He played four years for the Tarpons receiving all prep honors in his Junior and Senior year. After receiving offers from big baseball schools such as, Texas, USC, and Stanford he dicided to stay home. Ben had an outstanding college career, where he received all Southeastern Conference honors his junior year. The Boston Braves signed Ben at the end of his junior year at Tulane. His career took him to Atlanta, Waycross, Miami Brach, the Venezuela Winter League and Thibodaux. Ben hit .337 and .352 his last two years in the Pros and hit.361 when he played for Rogers. After his professional baseball career ended he was offered a job at Tulane as Director of the University Intramural Sports Program and Varsity Baseball Coach. Ben was also Director of Favrot Field House, Instructor in the P.E. Department, and Director of Football Concessions at Tulane Stadium.