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, c. 1888

The team didn’t do quite as well this year as it did a year before. They struggled in the win column for practically the entire season, getting only 8, and losing 19, including an 8 game losing streak from May 22 until the end of the season on June 15.

Team Members

  • Addison F. Lansing, ’88, captain
  • G. H. Curlis, ’89 Dental
  • Randolph Fairies, ’88 Medical
  • John M. Hamme, ’89 Medical
  • John Julius Hovey, ’87 (post-graduate)
  • C.W. List, ’90 Medical
  • John Bruce McPherson, ’88 Law
  • G. F. Nellins, ’89 Dental
  • Henry Hunter Seyfert, ’87 (post-graduate)
  • Elisha P. Swift, ’89 Medical
  • J. D. Updegrove, ’90 Medical

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
March 30 Yale University Grounds 2 4 Loss
March 31 Philadelphia Philadelphia Park 4 10 Loss
April 2 Williams University Grounds 11 6 Win
April 4 Athletics Athletic Grounds, Phila. 0 12 Loss
April 6 Amherst University Grounds 4 14 Loss
April 11 Camden Camden, N.J. 0 3 Loss
April 16 Trinity University Grounds 4 6 Loss
April 17 Trinity University Grounds 12 9 Win
April 19 Houstons Chester 6 14 Loss
April 21 Camden Camden, N.J. 7 6 Win
April 23 Rutgers University Grounds 21 11 Win
April 25 Lafayette University Grounds 10 9 Win
April 28 Brandywine West Chester 7 5 Win
April 30 Columbia University Grounds 7 11 Loss
May 3 Athletics Athletic Grounds 7 11 Loss
May 5 Columbia New York 14 9 Win
May 7 Somerset University Grounds 6 7 Loss
May 14 Harvard University Grounds 6 7 Loss
May 21 Cornell University Grounds 20 5 Win
May 22 Cornell University Grounds 8 10 Loss
May 28 Houstons University Grounds 5 6 Loss
June 4 Princeton University Grounds 5 10 Loss
June 7 Yale New Haven, Conn. 6 16 Loss
June 8 Trinity Hartford, Conn. 5 6 Loss
June 9 Brown Providence, R.I. 4 5 Loss
June 12 Harvard Boston, Mass. 1 9 Loss
June 15 Williams Williamstown, Mass. 3 7 Loss