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PENN BASEBALL IN THE 19TH CENTURY:
1882-1883 Varsity Team

Summary:

The 1913 Athletic Association history of Penn athletics names eleven players on the 1883 University Nine. Two medical students were included along with students in the College.

However, no games were played this season. The April 5, 1883 issue of the University Magazine contains an article describing the Athletic Association's withdrawal of support for the baseball team and requesting support from Penn's students.

Team Members:

  • W.E. Russell, '84,
    captain
  • Harry C. Bartleson, Medical
  • James L. Burton, '85
  • Edward Illsley, '85
  • J. Noble, '84
  • William Woodbridge Noble, '85
  • J.F. Prendergast, '84 Medical
  • James Irvine Scott, '85
  • Paul Thompson, '85

Substitutes:

  • Francis B. Muhlenberg, '85
  • S. Welsh, '85

 

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