TALLAHASSEE – Florida State will recognize Edwin ‘Nick’ Harris – the first African-American to play varsity baseball at FSU – in an on-field ceremony against No. 6 Miami Sunday at Dick Howser Stadium.
Harris, a New Jersey native from Camden who now lives in Williamstown, played for Florida State in the 1967 and 1968 seasons. He transferred to FSU from St. Petersburg College, where he is a member of the Titans Hall of Fame.
Lenny Hall, the first African-American basketball player at Florida State, was also from Camden and attended St. Pete College. He told then-head baseball coach Fred Hatfield about Harris, which led to Harris’s two-year stint in Tallahassee.
Harris made his Seminole debut in the 1967 season opener against Miami, starting in left field and scoring two runs against the Hurricanes.
The Top 25 matchup between Florida State and Miami is the final home series for the Seminoles. Friday, FSU will recognize its graduating class and Saturday will be Senior Day. Also on Saturday, fans with a ticket to the game can take pictures with the 2021 Atlanta Braves World Series Trophy in Haggard Plaza beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for the Miami games and Tuesday’s doubleheader against Jacksonville can be purchased online here.
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