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Play Ball! It’s the Tigers Against the Tide
It’s the Hatfields and McCoys on the baseball field and Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is proud to be one of the sponsors of this family feud, baseball style. Friday, May 3, 2019, it’s Auburn taking on Alabama on the Tigers’ home field in the first game of a three-game weekend series.
This Rivalry Has Its Own History
Of course, everyone knows about the Iron Bowl football rivalry, but how much do you know about the Auburn vs Alabama baseball rivalry?
- According to the Auburn media guide, the teams first played on May 15, 1896
- It was a doubleheader and the Tigers won both games
- Alabama leads the overall series 161-132
- Auburn does hold the edge on its home field 59-55
Each School Has Produced Notable Major League Players
- Bo Jackson
- Tim Hudson
- Frank Thomas
- Dave Magadan
- Dave Robertson
- Lance Cormier
This year’s stars are looking to advance their careers to the same level of excellence. It’s going to be a great family weekend of America’s pastime as the Tigers and Crimson Tide battle for bragging rights with the college baseball season moving into the home stretch.
We know college football is king in the south and nothing can top the history and drama of the Iron Bowl, but the young men on the Auburn and Alabama baseball teams deserve your support as well. They work just as hard to achieve excellence as their more well-known counterparts on the football teams.
In 2016 the home of the Auburn Tigers baseball team, Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park, was named one of the top stadiums in the country for college baseball. So, grab the family and come on out to cheer on your favorite team and meet the Dixie team in the process.