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PENN BASEBALL IN THE 19TH CENTURY:
1884 Varsity Team

Summary:

The Penn Baseball team played two games this year winning the first but losing the second. The offense exploded in the first game for seventeen runs, but were silent in the second game, scoring only one run.

All nine of the players listed on this team were students in the College: five juniors, two sophomores and two freshmen. The 1884 yearbook and the Athletic Association history of Penn athletics published in 1913 both list the same individuals on this team.

 

Team Members:

  • Paul Thompson, '85,
    captain
  • William Leeds Barker, '85
  • Randolph Faries, '85
  • John Julius Hovey, '87
  • Thomas Love Latta, '87
  • Walter Raleigh Livingstone, '86
  • William Woodbridge Noble, '85
  • Robert Lewis Rutter '86
  • Lewis Wynne Wister, '85
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
May 8Young America Young America Grounds 177 Win
May 21Lafayette Easton110 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