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Former Clemson baseball star Red Ruhlman has died at the age of 29

Former Clemson baseball star Red Ruhlman has died at the age of 29

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Reid Ruhlman, former Clemson tigers The outfielder, who was a two-time All-American and later became a Kansas City Royals draft pick, died in Florida on Wednesday, the school said. He was 29 years old.

Ruhlman played for the Tigers from 2014 to 2017. He batted .329 with 11 home runs and 135 RBIs during his collegiate career.

Kansas City Selected in the 35th round of the MLB Draft in 2017, he spent three years in the organization's minor league system.

The Greenville News reported that the man was killed in a car accident in Hobe Sound, Florida.

“It is very sad for the Clemson baseball family and everyone who knew him,” Jack Leggett, Ruhlman’s former coach at Clemson, told the outlet. “He was a very good player, and even more than that, he was a good person. He always had a smile on his face and was a great teammate.”

“Everyone enjoyed being around him. He was easygoing, low maintenance and always respectful and appreciative. The world will miss Red Ruhlman.”

Ruhlman played for the Clemson Tigers from 2014 to 2017. Clemson Athletic Department
Clemson Tigers outfielder Red Ruhlman swings his bat during a baseball game against Notre Dame
Ruhlman was a second team All-American in 2016. Corbis/Sportswire Icon via Getty Images

Ruhlman was the second Clemson freshman in history to earn All-America honors in 2015. He was a second-team All-American in 2016 and helped the Tigers to a runner-up finish. ACC Championship.

Tyler Jackson, a former teammate, called Rollman's death “devastating to a lot of people.”

In the minors, Ruhlman played 251 games for Rookie League Burlington, Idaho Falls and Single-A Lexington. 261 with 15 home runs in the minor leagues.

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