Getting to Know SEC Baseball: Auburn



Jan. 28, 2013

As the Mizzou baseball team transitions to the nation's premier baseball conference - the SEC - this season, there will be a slew of new teams for Tiger fans to get accustomed too. The Tigers will be traveling to and hosting some of the best college baseball programs on a week-to-week basis and will be previewing each of the new rivals over the next two weeks. We have previewed thee first half of Mizzou's SEC schedule and now we look at Auburn, a team that Mizzou beat in two of three games in Auburn last season.

CWS Appearances: Four
Postseason Appearances: 18
Stadium: Plainsman Park (4,096)
Notable Major Leaguers: Frank Thomas, Tim Hudson, Bo Jackson, Gabe Gross, Greg Olson
Weird University Fact: Toomer's Corner, which marks the beginning of the Auburn Campus at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College St. is the most iconic symbol in Auburn. After nearly every Auburn win, fans flock to Toomer's Corner to `roll Toomer's' in which they toilet paper the oak trees on the corner. The corner is named for Toomer's Drugstore, which still stands on the corner. Of course, the lives of the Oak trees are in danger after an Alabama fan attempted to fatally poison the trees. Despite losing most of their leaves, the trees are still alive today.





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