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PENN BASEBALL IN THE 19TH CENTURY:
1874-1875 Varsity Team

Summary:

Penn scored a total of 134 runs (16.75 runs per game) while giving up 96 (12 runs per game). They ended the 8 game season with a 5-3 record.

The 1875 yearbook and the 1913 Athletic Association history of Penn athletics name seventeen undergraduates as members of this team.

Team Members:

  • William Darragh Kelly, '76
    captain
  • Henry White Andrews, '76
  • Alexander William Biddle, '76
  • Charles Augustus Paul Borda '77
  • James Stratton Carpenter, '79
  • A. L. Church, '78
  • Edward Vincent d'Invilliers, '78
  • William Henry Hollis, '75
  • Ray Walker Jones, '77 and Law
  • William Darragh Kelly, '76
  • William Henry Patterson, '76
  • William Wagener Porter, '75
  • William Boyd Power, '77
  • Henry Foster Stewart, '79

Substitutes:

  • Charles Benson Wigton, '79
  • John Marie Chapron, '77
  • J. C. Patterson, '78
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Sept. 30Medicals University Grounds191 Win
Oct. 3Medicals University Grounds218 Win
Oct. 5Medicals University Grounds167 Win
Oct. 13SwarthmoreSwarthmore1217Loss
Oct. 15Germantown JuniorsYoung America Grounds 1716 Win
Oct. 22SwarthmoreSwarthmore2518 Win
Oct. 26Germantown JuniorsYoung America Grounds 1113Loss
Nov. 6Picked 9 of Philadelphia University Grounds1316Loss

 

This page was created in August 2005 by University Archives Summer Research Fellow Michael T. Woods, under the supervision of Mary D. McConaghy. Mike is an undergraduate at Penn State University