Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Neil Simons

Neil Simons

Sport: Baseball
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: Houston Astros
Year Inducted: 2003

Simons was the only four-time first-team AII-ACC baseball player in Clemson history and is one of just three players to hold this distinction in the history of the league. From 1977-80, the outfielder had a splendid .355 batting average for the Tigers. In one game, Simons hit three home runs and had ten RBis in a win over North Carolina State; an achievement for which he was noted in Sports Illustrated. At the end of his college career he was the career leader in five offensive categories and in the top five in five other offensive categories. In 1980, Simons was drafted by the Houston Astros where he played for three and a half years. He was inducted into Clemson’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. Today he remains involved in coaching youth and high school baseball.

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