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PENN BASEBALL IN THE 19TH CENTURY:
1878-1879 Varsity Team

Studio photograph of 1879 baseball team, outfitted in their baseball gear

Summary:

Penn again played only 1 game, an away loss to Princeton 21-8.

The 1879 yearbook and the 1913 Athletic Association history of Penn athletics lists seven College students plus two Medical School students as players on this team, as well as a manager. A photograph of an 1879 baseball team, however, identifies an amost completely different group of players.

 

Team Members:

  • Louis Cornette Brastow, '81,
    captain
  • Frederick Bain, '81
  • Oscar Charles Sumner Carter, '79
  • C. Gillespie, '80 Medical
  • Horace Hoffman Lee, '79
  • Meyer Schamberg, '82
  • John Borland Thayer, Jr., '82
  • Edwin Van Dusen, '80 Medical
  • Edward Anderson White, '81

Manager:

  • William Wainwright Britton, '79

 

Members in the photograph:

  • Frank Madison Dick, '81
    captain
  • John Borland Thayer, Jr., '82,
    captain
  • J.T. Bailey, '81
  • Louis Cornette Brastow, '81
  • Alfred G. Clay, '80 Law
  • William Heyward Drayton, '81
  • Reginald Lawrence Hart, '79
  • Thomas Guy Hunter '82
  • John Eaton LeConte, '81
  • P.W. Miller, '82 Law
  • Gustavus Remak, '82
  • William Thomas Robinson, '81
  • William Moore Stewart, '79
  • George Chapman Thayer, 81

Umpire:

  • Ellis Ames Ballard, '81
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
April 26Princeton Princeton821 Loss

 

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