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Saturday, February 13, 2016

February 13th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Baseball On Bowman Field


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is from 1910 and of a baseball game being played on Bowman Field with Tillman Hall in the background.

You can see how dynamic 1910 was based on the “vehicles” that have driven to the game. You have horse and buggy parked directly beside a Ford Model T.

The Model T Ford was built from 1908 until 1927 with only minor changes over those years. Over 15 million were built. It put America on wheels. The touring car cost $950 in 1910, but by 1926/1927, the price was only $290, made possible by Ford's introduction of the moving assembly line to achieve mass production.

In 1910, Joe Holland was in his first year as the Tiger Baseball coach. The Tigers went 10-11 during that season.

You can see in the picture that the Clemson Cadets are lined in the bleachers with the rest of the fans literally driving up to Bowman Field to watch the game right out of their tailgate.

Here is the picture at the start of the this blog right above a current picture taken from almost the same location last Spring.


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