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Topic: I cannot remember the year, but the ACC baseball tournament
Replies: 16   Last Post: May 21, 2018 6:15 PM by: CPoole13
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I cannot remember the year, but the ACC baseball tournament

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Posted: May 20, 2018 6:38 PM
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was played in Clemson one year. Bob Bradley called me and he and I set up a little radio network and broadcast the games to areas for each school. This had never been done before. We did the games from a little shed at field level beside the first base dugout. We did every game. I did pbp and Charlie Poole, a Clemson grad and Rec Director at Belton, did color. As a point of interest. the only black player was Larry Doby Jr. His father was from Florence, SC and the first black man to play in the American League. I think I made twenty-five dollars on the whole deal.

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Played in Clemson 76, 77, and 78.***

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Posted: May 20, 2018 7:10 PM
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Posted: May 20, 2018 7:23 PM
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Thanks.

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Posted: May 20, 2018 7:26 PM
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It must have been 76.

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Posted: May 20, 2018 9:21 PM
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Larry Doby was actually the 1st A-A baseball player and played in AL.
This was a few years before Jackie Robinson joined the NL.
He never actually returned to Camden, except to visit and lived in Midwest.
Please correct me, if I am wrong.


I think Doby joined the majors after Robinson. He was first


Posted: May 20, 2018 10:34 PM
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black in American League, after Robinson was first in the majors.

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Posted: May 20, 2018 9:07 PM
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Larry Doby was a native of Camden, not Florence. His achievements are celebrated by the community today.

Go Tigers!


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Posted: May 20, 2018 9:13 PM
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You are absolutely right. My bad. I have no idea why I typed Florence. I knew better.

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Posted: May 20, 2018 8:02 PM
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Neat! Thanks for the info. !!!

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Posted: May 20, 2018 10:01 PM
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Is this Ken?


Hey Charlie. How you been?***


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Posted: May 21, 2018 6:15 PM
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I've been good, how about you? Are you still in the Anderson are area? I'm in Easley getting by. I'd like to see you sometime.


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Posted: May 20, 2018 10:11 PM
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By the way. if we made $25, you still owe me.


I put the check in the mail.***


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Posted: May 20, 2018 10:27 PM
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We also did a couple of years of women’s basketball when Barbara Kennedy was playing. Best player I ever saw up to and including all of the UComn players of the last few years.


I agree, Charlie.


Posted: May 21, 2018 3:57 PM
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She later had a nice career in administration at Clemson.

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At the 1976 ACC tourney in Clemson

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Posted: May 21, 2018 9:08 AM
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Friends of mine ran the gates, for some of us, coolers were allowed.


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