Doug Kingsmore Stadium Death – Former Clemson All-ACC baseball player Doug Kingsmore has passed away. Doug Kingsmore was announced dead by those affected by his passing. He died on Tuesday evening in Greenville, South Carolina. So far, no official news on his cause of death has been released. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
About Doug Kingsmore
He served as co-captain for the Tigers’ inaugural ACC championship team in 1954, marking Clemson’s first ACC title in any sport. Kingsmore, a student-athlete at Clemson from 1951 to 1954, had a standout senior season in 1954, boasting a .371 batting average and becoming the first Tiger to launch 10 home runs in a single season.
His 10 home runs led the ACC, and he also topped the conference in runs with 25 in just 24 games, amassing a total of 27 RBIs. During the 1954 season, Kingsmore’s impressive 10 home runs came in just 89 at-bats, establishing a school record that endured for 68 years with one homer every 8.9 at-bats.
Over his career, Kingsmore maintained a .346 batting average and an impressive .646 slugging percentage. As an outfielder, he boasted a stellar .996 fielding percentage. In addition to clinching the ACC championship, the Tigers secured a spot in the NCAA District Tournament in 1954, marking only the third NCAA Tourney bid in program history.
Hailing from Union, S.C., Kingsmore earned 10 letters at Union High School, with four in baseball, three in football, and three in basketball. After the 1954 season, he signed a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles, embarking on a three-year professional baseball career in the Tri-State, Carolina, and Texas Leagues.
Upon transitioning to the business world post-playing career, Kingsmore served on the Clemson University Board of Trustees for 12 years. Recognized for his significant contributions to the baseball program both on and off the field, he was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1985. Following a generous $1 million donation to the athletic department, Clemson’s baseball stadium, previously Tiger Field, was renamed Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
No plans have been announced for Doug Kingsmore obituary and funeral yet.
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