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Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Tiger Baseball In The 1960’s
Part II of II 


(Photos  Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

From April of 1965 until May of 1966, Rusty Adkins had a 41-game hitting streak. Adkins hit .438 during the streak that still stands as the longest in ACC history. 

During the 1966 season, George Sutton set the record for the fastest to 10 home runs by hitting 10 home runs in 18 games. His 10th homer came against Wake Forest on April 23, 1966. 


During the 1967 season, the Tigers won the ACC title and were ranked #7 in the final Collegiate Baseball poll. Clemson participated in the NCAA District III Playoffs at Gastonia, NC. After losing the first contest against Florida State, Clemson rebounded with three straight victories. But Auburn ended Clemson’s season by defeating the Tigers 6-5 in the championship game in 13 innings. 

And in 1968, left-hander John Curtis became Clemson’s first first-round Major League draft selection. Curtis was the #10 overall pick in the secondary phase by the Boston Red Sox. 


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