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To honor the start of baseball season, the past three days have had baseball pictures and stories for the Clemson Historic Picture of the Day.
Today’s picture from 1974 contrasts yesterday’s picture in the sense that Tiger Field is no longer a construction zone for Jervey Athletic Center. However, as you can clearly see, there are no stands or bleachers along the third base line at Tiger Field.
Fans have brought their lawn chairs and have a great view of the action that is taking place on the field.
I love the sign in the upper right of the picture indicating the infamous warning, “No Pepper Games…”. Despite not even having a formal bleacher or stands, the No Pepper sign was proudly displayed by the Clemson Athletic Department!
You can also see three guys sitting along the grassy bank from the newly planted grass after the construction of Jervey.
I am not sure who Clemson is playing in this picture. The “C” on the helmet could mean it is the South Carolina Gamecocks, but I am not confident enough to say for sure.
The 1974 team went 23-15 overall and 10-1 in the ACC for a 1st Place finish. The season ended at the ACC Tournament with the Tigers getting 2 wins before falling in back to back games to NC State.
The 1974 team had three players drafted by the Major Leagues in June. Pitcher Steve Cline was drafted in the 6th round by the San Francisco Giants, Pitcher Richard Hayes was drafted in the 8th round by the Houston Astros, and Catcher Lin Hamilton was drafted in the 10th round by the San Diego Padres.
Scott Rhymer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org