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Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1973-Construction At Tiger Field



(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)


To honor the start of baseball season, the next two days will have baseball pictures and stories for the Clemson Historic Picture of the Day. For broadcast information for this weekend’s series, click here: http://tigerpregameshow.blogspot.com/2012/02/broadcast-notes-for-tiger-baseball.html


In this picture from 1973, you can clearly see massive construction taking place at Jervey Athletic Center that is visible while the Tigers played baseball. The construction would last throughout the 1973 season.


I wonder what went through the minds of Bill Wilhelm and the Tiger baseball players this year as their baseball field became a construction zone. It had to be a bit exciting, another bit frustrating to have your playing field a mess throughout an entire season.


Clemson would finish the 1973 season 24-16 overall, 10-2 in the ACC which was good for 1st place.


The 1973 team would produce three players that would be drafted in the Major League Draft that June. Ken Bagwell (2B), Craig White (OF) and Lindsey Graham (P) were all drafted in June of 1973.


Scott Rhymer can be reached at scottrhymer.tps@gmail.com