DHS retires the jersey of Alexander

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Photo by Kyle Riviere.

On Friday night, Donaldsonville High School officially retired the jersey of former baseball great Gerald "Jacques" Alexander.

Alexander is the only Tiger baseball player to ever make it to the Major League level.

He was a district MVP for Donaldsonville and once threw a one-hitter in the program's biggest win--a quarterfinal victory over John Curtis. He went on to play at Tulane and was the 1987 Freshman of the Year there.

He was drafted by the Texas Rangers and set a minor league record with 19 victories in a season. Alexander played three years with the Rangers and went 6-3 with 59 strikeouts.