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PENN BASEBALL IN THE 19TH CENTURY:
1875-1876 Varsity Team

Summary:

Penn managed to score 17 runs per game but gave up a little bit more (17.75). They finished the season with a .500 record (2-2).

The 1876 yearbook and the 1913 Athletic Association history of Penn athletics name the same nine undergraduates as members of this team.

 

Team Members:

  • Henry White Andrews, '76
    captain
  • Alexander William Biddle, '76
  • Charles Augustus Paul Borda, '77
  • James Stratton Carpenter, '79
  • Edward Vincent d'Invilliers, '78
  • William Darragh Kelly, '76
  • William Henry Patterson, '76
  • Henry Foster Stewart, '79
  • Charles Benson Wigton, '79
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
April 13Germantown Jrs. University Grounds127 Win
April 18Germantown Jrs. Wayne Station1419 Loss
April 22North Philadelphia University Grounds2018 Win
April 26Germantown Jrs. University Grounds2227Loss

 

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