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Penn History

This exhibit was created in 2005 by Mary D. McConaghy and by Michael T. Woods, University Archives Summer Research Fellow and an undergraduate at Penn State University, from research compiled by Cappy Gagnon and other members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).


No record of the season’s games survives. The 1874 yearbook identifies the University Nine as Andrews, Chapron, Gilpin, Hollis, Jones, Kelly, Porter, Patterson and Power. The team as shown in this photograph omits Chapron, Gilpin, Jones, Patterson and Power, but adds Hall, Handy, Gowen, Johnson and Sherlock.

Team Members

  • Henry White Andrews, ’76
  • John Marie Chapron, ’77
  • Bernard Gilpin, ’75
  • Henry B. Hall, ’76
  • E.S. Handy, ’76
  • William Henry Hollis, ’75
  • Francis I. Gowen, ’75
  • Lindley Johnson, ’75
  • Horace Conrad Jones, ’77
  • William Darragh Kelly, ’76
  • William Wagener Porter, ’75
  • William Henry Patterson, ’76
  • William Boyd Power, ’77
  • John C. Sherlock, ’75