Clemson Tigers baseball

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Clemson Tigers
Founded: 1896; 118 years ago (1896)
2014 Clemson Tigers baseball team
Clemson Tigers athletic logo

University Clemson University
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Clemson, SC
Head Coach Jack Leggett (21st year)
Home Stadium Doug Kingsmore Stadium
(Capacity: 6,346)
Colors

Clemson Orange and Regalia

            
College World Series Appearances
1958, 1959, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1947, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1967, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2006
Conference Champions
SoCon: 1947
ACC: 1954, 1958, 1959, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2006
ACC (Atlantic Division): 2006, 2010

The Clemson Tigers baseball team represents Clemson University in NCAA Division I college baseball. The team participates in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers are currently coached by head coach Jack Leggett and play their home games in Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Clemson baseball program is one of the most consistent in the country, having won 40 or more games in 21 of the previous 24 seasons (as of the end of the 2009 season). The Tiger program has also reached the NCAA Tournament in 22 of the previous 23 seasons. Clemson has made twelve appearances in the College World Series with an all-time record of 12–24 in Omaha.[1]

The team has a heated in-state rivalry with the University of South Carolina. As of the end of the 2013 regular season series, Clemson leads the all-time series 170-131-2, though South Carolina has won the series for the last four years.[2] Mark Etheridge of SEBaseball.com has called it "college baseball's most heated rivalry,"[3] and Aaron Fitt of Baseball America has called it "far and away the most compelling rivalry college baseball has to offer."[4]

Prominent players[edit]

Player Position Years at Clemson Major League Teams
Jeff Baker 3B/SS 2000–02 Colorado Rockies (2005–2009), Chicago Cubs (2009–2012), Detroit Tigers (August 5, 2012 – August 31, 2012), Atlanta Braves (August 2012 – January 2013), Texas Rangers (2013–present)
Brian Barnes LHP 1986–89 Montreal Expos (1990–93), Cleveland Indians (1994), Los Angeles Dodgers (1994)
Kris Benson RHP 1995–96 Pittsburgh Pirates (1999–2004), New York Mets (2004–05), Baltimore Orioles (2006), Texas Rangers (2009), Arizona Diamondbacks (2010)
Jerry Brooks 3B 1986–88 Los Angeles Dodgers (1993), Florida Marlins (1996)
Mike Brown RHP 1978–80 Boston Red Sox (1982–86), Seattle Mariners (1986–87)
Ty Cline OF 1959–60 Cleveland Indians (1960–62), Milwaukee Braves (1963–67), Chicago Cubs (1966), San Francisco Giants (1967–68), Montreal Expos (1969–70), Cincinnati Reds (1970–71)
Tyler Colvin OF 2004–06 Chicago Cubs (2009–2011), Colorado Rockies (2012–Present)
John Curtis LHP 1968 Boston Red Sox (1970–73), St. Louis Cardinals (1974–76), San Francisco Giants (1977–79), San Diego Padres (1980–82), California Angels (1982–84)
Mark Davidson OF 1982 Minnesota Twins (1986–88), Houston Astros (1989–91)
Rusty Gerhardt LHP 1969–72 San Diego Padres (1974)
Khalil Greene SS/3B 2000–02 San Diego Padres (2003–2008), St. Louis Cardinals (2009)
Bert Heffernan C 1985–88 Seattle Mariners (1992)
Mike Holtz LHP 1991–94 Anaheim Angels (1996–01), Oakland Athletics (2002), San Diego Padres (2002)
Jimmy Key LHP 1980–82 Toronto Blue Jays (1984–92), New York Yankees (1993–96), Baltimore Orioles (1997–98)
Billy Koch RHP 1994–96 Toronto Blue Jays (1999–01), Oakland Athletics (2002), Chicago White Sox (2003–04), Florida Marlins (2004)
Brian Kowitz OF 1988–90 Atlanta Braves (1995)
Joe Landrum RHP 1946–47 Brooklyn Dodgers (1950–52)
Matthew LeCroy DH 1995–97 Minnesota Twins (2000–05, 2007), Washington Nationals (2006)
John McMakin LHP 1900–01 Brooklyn Dodgers (1902)
Norm McMillan 3B 1915–17 New York Yankees (1922), Boston Red Sox (1923), St. Louis Browns (1924), Chicago Cubs (1928–29)
Billy McMillon OF 1991–93 Florida Marlins (1996–97), Philadelphia Phillies (1997), Detroit Tigers (2000–01), Oakland Athletics (2001, 2003–04)
Mike Milchin LHP 1986–89 Minnesota Twins (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1996)
Shane Monahan OF 1993–95 Seattle Mariners (1998–99)
Ron Musselman RHP 1976–77 Seattle Mariners (1982), Toronto Blue Jays (1984–85)
Billy O'Dell LHP 1952–54 Baltimore Orioles (1954, 1956–59), San Francisco Giants (1960–64), Milwaukee Braves (1965–66), Pittsburgh Pirates (1966–67)
John Pawlowski RHP 1983–85 Chicago White Sox (1987–88)
Chuck Porter RHP 1974–76 Milwaukee Brewers (1981–85)
Flint Rhem RHP 1923–24 St. Louis Cardinals (1924–28, 1930–32, 1934, 1936), Philadelphia Phillies (1932–33), Boston Braves (1934–35)
Bill Schroeder C 1977–79 Milwaukee Brewers (1983–88), California Angels (1989–90)
Kurt Seibert SS 1974–76 Chicago Cubs (1979)
Danny Sheaffer C 1980 Boston Red Sox (1987), Cleveland Indians (1989), Colorado Rockies (1993–94), St. Louis Cardinals (1995–97)
Vet Sitton RHP 1904–05 Cleveland Indians (1909)
Brian Snyder LHP 1977–79 Seattle Mariners (1985), Oakland Athletics (1989)
Bill Spiers SS 1985–87 Milwaukee Brewers (1989–94), New York Mets (1995), Houston Astros (1996–01)
Harold Stowe LHP 1957–59 New York Yankees (1960)
Tim Teufel 2B 1979–80 Minnesota Twins (1983–85), New York Mets (1985–91), San Diego Padres (1991–93)
Ken Vining LHP 1994–96 Chicago White Sox (2001)
Denny Walling 1B/3B 1975 Oakland Athletics (1975–76), Houston Astros (1977–88, 1992), St. Louis Cardinals (1988–90), Texas Rangers (1991)
Matt White LHP 1996–98 Boston Red Sox (2003), Seattle Mariners (2003), Washington Nationals (2005)
Keith Williams OF 1991–93 San Francisco Giants (1996)
Scott Winchester RHP 1993–95 Cincinnati Reds (1997–98, 2000–01)

Coaching history[edit]

Current staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Jack Leggett
  • Assistant head coach/pitching coach: Dan Pepicelli
  • Assistant coach: Bradley LeCroy
  • Assistant coach: Michael Johnson
  • Volunteer assistant coach: Brad Chalk

Year-by-year results[edit]

For the entire season-by-season results, see List of Clemson Tigers baseball seasons.
Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
2004 Jack Leggett 39–26 14–10 T–4th NCAA Athens Regional
2005 Jack Leggett 43–23 21–9 2nd NCAA Clemson Regional Champions
NCAA Waco Super Regional
2006 Jack Leggett 53–16 24–6 1st, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional & Super Regional Champions
College World Series Participant
2007 Jack Leggett 41–23 18–12 2nd, Atlantic NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional Champions
NCAA Starkville Super Regional
2008 Jack Leggett 31–27–1 11–18–1 4th, Atlantic
2009 Jack Leggett 44–22 19–11 2nd, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional Champions
NCAA Tempe Super Regional
2010 Jack Leggett 45–25 18–12 1st, Atlantic NCAA Auburn Regional Champions
NCAA Clemson Super Regional Champions
College World Series Participant
2011 Jack Leggett 43–23 18–12 2nd, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional
2012 Jack Leggett 35–28 16–14 NCAA Columbia Regional
2013 Jack Leggett 40–22 18–12 3rd NCAA Columbia Regional

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Won-Lost Records in Tournaments". 2010 NCAA Baseball Tournament Statistics and Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 5. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ McCurry, Trey (May 28, 2012). "South Carolina Regional Snapshot". Clemson.InfusionSports.com. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Etheridge, Mark (May 28, 2012). "Nine Innings: Finishing Second or Next to Last". SEBaseball.com. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fitt, Aaron (March 1, 2012). "Weekend Preview: South Carolina, Clemson Get Together Again". BaseballAmerica.com. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012.