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PENN BASEBALL IN THE 19TH CENTURY:
1885 Varsity Team

Summary:

Penn's record this year was 4-5, with all 4 of their wins coming at University Grounds. They scored 10.8 runs per game but gave up 13.4 runs per game.

Note that the list of team members varies slightly from source to source. Included here is everyone named in the 1885 yearbook, the Athletic Association history of Penn athletics published in 1913, or both.

 

Team Members:

  • John Julius Hovey, '87
    captain
  • Albert Rowland. Cline, '87
  • Crawford Coates, '87
  • Randolph Fairies, '85
  • Thomas Love Latta, '87
  • William Tennent Moffly, '87
  • William Woodbridge Noble, '85
  • Robert Lewis Rutter, '86
  • Joseph Allison Scott, '85
  • Henry Hunter Seyfert, '87
  • Paul Thompson, '85
  • Samuel Welsh III, '85
  • Lewis Wynne Wister, '85

Substitutes:

  • Crawford Coates, '87
  • Morris Hacker, '86
  • David P. Stoever, '85

Manager:

  • M.C. Work, '85
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
May 6 Young America Stenton 7 8 Loss
May 9 Young America Stenton 6 13 Loss
May 11 Rutgers University Grounds 5 17 Loss
May 15 Brown University Grounds 3 20 Loss
May 16 Lehigh University Grounds 21 9 Win
May 18 Rutgers University Grounds 18 10 Win
May 23 Iona University Grounds 9 8 Win
May 25 Haverford College University Grounds 18 17 Win
May 29 Princeton Browns University Grounds 11 19 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