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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).

Summary

University Baseball Team, 1886

Penn played 20 games this season, which is considerably more than they have played in the past couple years. They won 11 of these 20, but were outscored 156-154 in total runs all season. The reason for this high amount could be that whenever they won they did it handily, and whenever they lost they did not score a considerable amount of runs to keep the game close.

Note that the list of team members varies slightly from source to source. Included here is everyone named in the 1886 yearbook, the Athletic Association history of Penn athletics published in 1913, or both.

Team Members

  • Arthur L. Wilson, Law, captain
  • W.N. Boyer, ’88
  • Frederick C. Clarke, ’88
  • John G. Doron, ’87 Medical
  • George H. Frazier, ’87
  • John Julius Hovey, ’87
  • Edwin I. Hyneman, ’89
  • Thomas Love Latta, ’87
  • James M. Maurer, ’91
  • J.M. Prendergast, Medical
  • Junius Brutus Price, ’86
  • Robert Lewis Rutter, ’86
  • Henry Hunter Seyfert, ’87
  • John Wallace Weaver, ’87

Managers:

  • Harry R. Stoops, ’86
  • Norton Buel Young, ’87

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
April 3 Lehigh University Grounds 21 5 Win
April 10 Amherst University Grounds 16 6 Win
April 12 Amherst University Grounds 9 3 Win
April 17 Columbia University Grounds 11 6 Win
April 21 Lafayette University Grounds 16 12 Win
April 24 Philadelphia Pros. University Grounds 2 9 Loss
April 27 Yale University Grounds 3 13 Loss
May 1 Princeton University Grounds 10 9 Win
May 6 Brown University Grounds 11 10 Win
May 12 Princeton University Grounds 3 9 Loss
May 17 Columbia New York 1 9 Loss
May 29 Lehigh Bethlehem 10 7 Win
May 31 Stevens Institute University Grounds 12 2 Win
June 3 Wynnewood University Grounds 9 1 Win
June 9 Brown Providence 3 7 Loss
June 10 Harvard Boston 0 9 Loss
June 11 Amherst Amherst 4 13 Loss
June 17 Princeton Princeton 4 10 Loss
June 18 Lafayette Easton 9 4 Win