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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).


Penn managed to score 17 runs per game but gave up a little bit more (17.75). They finished the season with a .500 record (2-2).

The 1876 yearbook and the 1913 Athletic Association history of Penn athletics name the same nine undergraduates as members of this team.

Team Members

  • Henry White Andrews, ’76, captain
  • Alexander William Biddle, ’76
  • Charles Augustus Paul Borda, ’77
  • James Stratton Carpenter, ’79
  • Edward Vincent d’Invilliers, ’78
  • William Darragh Kelly, ’76
  • William Henry Patterson, ’76
  • Henry Foster Stewart, ’79
  • Charles Benson Wigton, ’79
Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
April 13 Germantown Juniors University Grounds 12 7 Win
April 18 Germantown Juniors Wayne Station 14 19 Loss
April 22 North Philadelphia University Grounds 20 18 Win
April 26 Germantown Juniors University Grounds 22 27 Loss