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Harold D. "Doug" Kingsmore was a Clemson baseball player and later a Member of the Clemson University Board of Trustees. Kingsmore gave the Clemson athletic department a $1 million gift towards renovation of Clemson's baseball stadium in 2000, formerly known as Tiger Field. Kingsmore graduated from Clemson in 1955 with a degree in education with an emphasis on industrial management. He was a standout on Clemson’s baseball team from 1951 to 1954. In 1954, he led the ACC in home runs, runs scored, on-base percentage, hits for extra bases, slugging percentage and batting average. He helped lead the Tigers to their first ACC championship that year and was the leading vote-getter on the All-ACC team. After the 1954 season, he signed a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles and played three seasons in their minor league farm system.

Kingsmore went on to work in textiles, serving as CEO for five major corporations over the course of his career. He served on the boards of directors for the Textile Manufacturers Associations in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and on the national level. In 1985, The Wall Street Journal Business Review awarded him its Bronze Medal as one of America’s Best Textile Executives while he was CEO of Avondale Mills.