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Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1979 (Part IV)


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Today’s photos are from the 1979 baseball season and are the final installment in the 4-part series.

The 1979 team would produce nine players that would be drafted in the Major League Draft that June. Mike Sullivan (P), Tim Teufel (2B), Brian Snyder (P), Bill Schroeder (C), Tony Masone (OF), Len Bradley (P), David Buffamoyer (C), Todd Freeman (3B), and Pete Khoury (Of) were all drafted in June of 1979.


Mike Sullivan was taken in the first round of the Major League Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Tim Teufel was a third round pick of the Chicago White Sox.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

February 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1979 (Part III)


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Today’s photos are from the 1979 baseball season and is Part III of IV photo selections from the 1979 baseball season that I will post over the next 4 days.

You can notice in the photo above that the stands along the 3rd base line below Jervey Athletic Center are now complete and filled up for this game against the Gamecocks. Construction had just been completed on Jervey in 1973 along with the stands for Tiger Field along the 3rd base line .


Clemson would finish the 1979 season 40-15 overall, first in the ACC, and 9th in the final baseball polls. The Tigers would be eliminated from the Regional in Coral Gables, Florida with a loss to the Miami Hurricanes.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1979 (Part II)


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Today’s photos are from the 1979 baseball season and is Part II of IV photo selections from the 1979 baseball season that I will post over the next 4 days.

Tiger Field was completed in 1970 with heavy input from Coach Bill Wilhelm. It was Wilhelm who had the idea to install the upward-sloping terrace along the outfield fence, which makes Tiger Field unique.

Prior to 1970, the Tigers called the Riggs Athletic Complex home for the previous 54 years. Before that Bowman Field was the home for Tiger Baseball, which incidentally was named after R.T.V. Bowman, the Tiger's first baseball coach.


Tiger field opened in 1970 and has a record single-game attendance of 6,480 (set on March 7, 2004, against South Carolina). The Tigers have an .810 winning percentage in games played there all time and are 25-2 in NCAA Tournament games there since the NCAA changed its post-season format in 1999 (with a 39-8 record in NCAA Tournament games all time).

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1979 (Part I of IV)


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Today’s photos are from the 1979 baseball season and is Part I of IV photo selections from the 1979 baseball season that I will post over the next 4 days.

The above photo is of former Tiger Tim Teufel as he heads toward 1st Base in a game against South Carolina. The Tigers would go on to win 1-0, thanks to a great pitching performance from left-handed pitcher Brian Snyder. Synder would pitch a no hitter until the 8th inning when the Gamecocks got their one and only hit of the game.

The below photo is of catcher Dave Buffamoyer scrambling for a loose ball during a game in that same series with the South Carolina Gamecocks.


The date of this game is either April 14th or April 15th in 1979. The Tigers won both games against the Gamecocks during this two game home stand (1-0 and 6-3).

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Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1954 Touchdown Vs. The Citadel


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Today’s photos are from 1954 and shows a Clemson touchdown in Death Valley with the West Endzone in the background.

During the 1954 Citadel game in Death Valley, Clemson crushed the Bulldogs 59-0. The Citadel is known for their military discipline, but even that discipline can break down when you are getting beat badly. Notice the Citadel player (in the white helmet) at the lower left of the photo as we score another touchdown.

I also love this picture because of the great parking that you see in the background at the West Endzone!

The below photo shows Clemson fans and their Rat Hats enjoying the game from the stands.


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