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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bill Wilhelm and 1980’s Tiger Baseball


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the 1980’s and shows several photos of Tiger Baseball. Bill Wilhelm, often referred to as the “Daddy Rabbit” of baseball in the ACC.

Wilhelm was at the helm at Clemson during the late 1980’s. To comprehend the scope of Bill Wilhelm’s tenure at Clemson, one has to look at his numbers. Wilhelm’s teams won 1,161 games and six times played in the College World Series. He won 19 ACC regular-season titles and seven tournament championships, and his team made 17 NCAA tournament appearances. He never had a losing season.

In this second photo, you can see how much open grass was on the 3rd base line at Tiger Field below Jervey Gym during that era. Most of that has been replaced permanent stands and bleachers today.


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