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Feb 03, 2021

Clemson Athletics Black History: Billy McMillon

Billy McMillon was the first African American to represent Clemson on a baseball All-America team. The native of Bishopville, S.C. was a first-team All-American according to the National Baseball Writers Association in 1993.

McMillon burst on the scene in 1991 when he led Clemson in hitting with a .391 batting average. He was a major reason Clemson won a school-record 60 games and reached the College World Series as the No. 1 a seed that year.

A First-Team All-ACC selection as a freshman and junior, McMillon finished his career with a .381 batting average with 19 home runs and 105 RBIs.

An eighth-round selection of the Oakland Athletics, McMillon played six years in the Major Leagues. He played 992 games in the minor leagues and was named to the International League Hall of Fame in 2019. He is now a minor league manager in the Red Sox organization.