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December 3rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Baseball In 1950’s

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Today’s photo is from the 1950’s and shows Tiger Baseball players being congratulated at home plate.

Clemson participated in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 1947. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Eastern Finals and lost to eventual finalist Yale (and first baseman George H. W. Bush) on June 20 at New Haven, CT. In May of 1953,

Clemson officially joined the newly-formed Atlantic Coast Conference.

During the 1954 season, Clemson won the ACC title with an 8-4 ACC regular season record in the conference’s inaugural season. Clemson participated in the NCAA Playoffs in a home-and-home series with Virginia Tech, but lost to the Hokies twice in as many games.

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