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Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Baseball In The 1950’s

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and Tiger Baseball. The Tigers played baseball in the 1950’s in a location that is now the Sloan Tennis Center.   Above is a photo of Tiger leftfielder, Larry Wilson, connecting on a pitch against Furman.

When games were played in what is now the Sloan Tennis Center, students would often leave classes and walk down the hill to the baseball field to catch a few innings of an afternoon game (no lights) before going to other classes later in the day.

Here we see Coach Wilhelm looking at Tiger infielder Clayton Lowder, who appears to have been struck on the knee by a errant pitch.

The final picture is of the legendary Baseball Trainer, Herman McGee, seen below in a trip to Omaha in 1958.

McGee was a mainstay as the Tiger trainer for many years, and often was as recognizable with the baseball program as Bill Wilhelm.

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an email with as much information about the picture as you can give and I will use it for a future “Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day”).

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