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Clemson Tigers
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Founded1896;123 years ago (1896)
University Clemson University
Head coach Monte Lee (5th season)
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Home stadium Doug Kingsmore Stadium
(Capacity: 6,346)
Nickname Tigers
ColorsOrange and Regalia [1]
College World Series appearances
1958, 1959, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010
NCAA regional champions
1958, 1959, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 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, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference tournament champions
1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2016
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, 2016, 2018 (co-champion)
ACC (Atlantic Division): 2006, 2010, 2018

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 Monte Lee and play their home games in Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The program has reached the NCAA Tournament in all but one season dating back to 1987. Clemson has made twelve appearances in the College World Series with an all-time record of 12–24 in Omaha. [2]


The team has a heated in-state rivalry with the University of South Carolina. Mark Etheridge of 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] As of the end of the 2017 regular season series, Clemson leads the all-time series 176-137-2. Clemson won the 2017 series 2-1 with wins in Greenville, South Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Tigers beat South Carolina 8-7 at Fluor Field and 5-3 in 11 innings at Founders Park.

Coaching history

Current staff

Year-by-year results

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Doug Kingsmore Stadium
2009 Jack Leggett44–2219–112nd, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional Champions
NCAA Tempe Super Regional
2010 Jack Leggett45–2518–121st, Atlantic NCAA Auburn Regional Champions
NCAA Clemson Super Regional Champions
College World Series Participant
2011 Jack Leggett43–2018–122nd, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional
2012 Jack Leggett35–2816–143rd, Atlantic NCAA Columbia Regional
2013 Jack Leggett40–2218–122nd, Atlantic NCAA Columbia Regional
2014 Jack Leggett36-2515-143rd, Atlantic NCAA Nashville Regional
2015 Jack Leggett32-2916-13T-3rd, Atlantic NCAA Fullerton Regional
2016 Monte Lee 44–2016–144th, Atlantic [5] NCAA Clemson Regional
2017 Monte Lee42–2117–133rd, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional
2018 Monte Lee47–1622–81st, Atlantic NCAA Clemson Regional
2019 Monte Lee35–2615–154th, Atlantic NCAA Oxford Regional

     National Champion       Conference Regular Season Champion       Conference Tournament Champion

     Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion      Conference Division Champion

Award winners

Dick Howser Trophy

Dick Howser Trophy winners [6]
1996 Kris Benson P
2002 Khalil Greene SS
2016 Seth Beer OF

Golden Spikes Award

Golden Spikes Award winners [7]
2002 Khalil Greene SS

Conference awards

Current MLB players

Prominent players

PlayerPositionYears at ClemsonMajor League Teams
Brad Miller SS2009–11 Seattle Mariners (2013–2015), Tampa Bay Rays (2016–present)
Jeff Baker 3B/SS2000–02 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), Miami Marlins (2014-15)
Brian Barnes LHP1986–89 Montreal Expos (1990–93), Cleveland Indians (1994), Los Angeles Dodgers (1994)
Kris Benson RHP1995–96 Pittsburgh Pirates (1999–2004), New York Mets (2004–05), Baltimore Orioles (2006), Texas Rangers (2009), Arizona Diamondbacks (2010)
Jerry Brooks 3B1986–88Los Angeles Dodgers (1993), Florida Marlins (1996)
Mike Brown RHP1978–80 Boston Red Sox (1982–86), Seattle Mariners (1986–87)
Ty Cline OF1959–60Cleveland 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 OF2004–06Chicago Cubs (2009–2011), Colorado Rockies (2012–present)
John Curtis LHP1968Boston 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 OF1982 Minnesota Twins (1986–88), Houston Astros (1989–91)
Rusty Gerhardt LHP1969–72 San Diego Padres (1974)
Khalil Greene SS/3B2000–02San Diego Padres (2003–2008), St. Louis Cardinals (2009)
Bert Heffernan C1985–88Seattle Mariners (1992)
Mike Holtz LHP1991–94Anaheim Angels (1996–01), Oakland Athletics (2002), San Diego Padres (2002)
Jimmy Key LHP1980–82 Toronto Blue Jays (1984–92), New York Yankees (1993–96), Baltimore Orioles (1997–98)
Billy Koch RHP1994–96Toronto Blue Jays (1999–01), Oakland Athletics (2002), Chicago White Sox (2003–04), Florida Marlins (2004)
Brian Kowitz OF1988–90 Atlanta Braves (1995)
Tyler Krieger [8] IF2012-15
Joe Landrum RHP1946–47 Brooklyn Dodgers (1950–52)
Matthew LeCroy DH1995–97Minnesota Twins (2000–05, 2007), Washington Nationals (2006)
John McMakin LHP1900–01 Brooklyn Dodgers (1902)
Norm McMillan 3B1915–17New York Yankees (1922), Boston Red Sox (1923), St. Louis Browns (1924), Chicago Cubs (1928–29)
Billy McMillon OF1991–93Florida Marlins (1996–97), Philadelphia Phillies (1997), Detroit Tigers (2000–01), Oakland Athletics (2001, 2003–04)
Mike Milchin LHP1986–89Minnesota Twins (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1996)
Shane Monahan OF1993–95Seattle Mariners (1998–99)
Ron Musselman RHP1976–77Seattle Mariners (1982), Toronto Blue Jays (1984–85)
Billy O'Dell LHP1952–54Baltimore Orioles (1954, 1956–59), San Francisco Giants (1960–64), Milwaukee Braves (1965–66), Pittsburgh Pirates (1966–67)
John Pawlowski RHP1983–85Chicago White Sox (1987–88)
Chuck Porter RHP1974–76Milwaukee Brewers (1981–85)
Flint Rhem RHP1923–24St. Louis Cardinals (1924–28, 1930–32, 1934, 1936), Philadelphia Phillies (1932–33), Boston Braves (1934–35)
Bill Schroeder C1977–79Milwaukee Brewers (1983–88), California Angels (1989–90)
Kurt Seibert SS1974–76Chicago Cubs (1979)
Danny Sheaffer C1980Boston Red Sox (1987), Cleveland Indians (1989), Colorado Rockies (1993–94), St. Louis Cardinals (1995–97)
Richie Shaffer 3B2009-12Tampa Bay Rays (2015-16)
Tony Sipp LHP2004Cleveland Indians (2009-2012), Arizona Diamondbacks (2013), Houston Astros (2014-present)
Vet Sitton RHP1901–03Cleveland Indians (1909)
Brian Snyder LHP1977–79Seattle Mariners (1985), Oakland Athletics (1989)
Bill Spiers SS1985–87Milwaukee Brewers (1989–94), New York Mets (1995), Houston Astros (1996–01)
Harold Stowe LHP1957–59New York Yankees (1960)
Tim Teufel 2B1979–80Minnesota Twins (1983–85), New York Mets (1985–91), San Diego Padres (1991–93)
Ken Vining LHP1994–96Chicago White Sox (2001)
Denny Walling 1B/3B1975Oakland Athletics (1975–76), Houston Astros (1977–88, 1992), St. Louis Cardinals (1988–90), Texas Rangers (1991)
Matt White LHP1996–98Boston Red Sox (2003), Seattle Mariners (2003), Washington Nationals (2005)
Keith Williams OF1991–93San Francisco Giants (1996)
Scott Winchester RHP1993–95Cincinnati Reds (1997–98, 2000–01)

See also

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