Story & Pictures By Brian Hennessy, Video By Nik Conklin & Christine Williamson // Athletic Communications
There’s no doubt Tiger Baseball fans are among the best in the country – Clemson has finished in the top 10 in the nation in average home attendance each of the last 13 seasons.
To thank our loyal fans for their support, a new preseason tradition has begun for the Tiger baseball program. For the second year in a row, Clemson players and coaches drove to the homes of local residents to personally deliver their much-anticipated season tickets.
It was an honor for members of the program to give back in this small way to their loyal fans who make it possible to don a Tiger uniform.
With help from the ticket office staff and event organizer Brad Owens, players and coaches were split into groups and traveled to different neighborhoods around the city of Clemson. Head Coach Jack Leggett, Matthew Crownover, Maleeke Gibson, Tyler Krieger and Chase Pinder were assigned the area directly north of campus.
One house they visited was the home of Larry VanDerHeyden, a former Tiger assistant football coach, who, along with his wife, was excited to see the players and Leggett at their front door.
In all, Leggett’s group visited 11 homes. With 10 groups making the rounds in Clemson, approximately 110 homes had tickets delivered by coaches and student-athletes. It was a way for the baseball program to give back to many of the fans who are a big reason Clemson sells more than 3,000 season tickets every year.
A unique tradition as a way to say thanks to the best fans in college baseball!
November 16, 2018