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TigerNet will be posting several historic Clemson photos during this difficult time with no Clemson sports.

Long-time TigerNet member Mintaka ® submitted many of the photos, and we appreciate him being part of the TigerNet family.

Check out two historical pictures of Clemson All-American Rusty Adkins.

Mintaka's take: I have a couple of photos of Rusty Adkins taken back in the mid to late 60s. Rusty was a three-time All-American, the only three-time All-American in Clemson baseball history. Also, between April 10, 1965 to May 17, 1966, Rusty had a hitting streak of 41 consecutive games, an ACC record, and the fifth-longest streak in college baseball history. He also had a streak of 126 at-bats without striking out.

Also, Adkins had a three-year career batting average of .379 with a wooden bat. His first and last career hits were both homeruns. Baseball American named him to the All-College Baseball Team for the 1965-74 era.

Rusty would later be inducted into the Clemson Ring of Honor and have his jersey retired.

Feel free to share your thoughts that come to mind about our latest historical photos. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy looking back over the years at Clemson.

Please send any historic photos you would like to share to tony@tigernet.com.

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