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, 1889

Penn compiled a record of 9 wins, 20 losses, and 1 tie this season and couldn’t seem to get on track. Almost every win was preceded and/or succeeded by a loss, which made it difficult for the team to find a rhythm. As a result, they were outscored by a total of 286 runs to 191 runs.

One member of this team, Thomas Cahill, left Penn’s medical school in 1891 to play professional baseball.

Team Members

  • Edwin I. Hyneman, ’89, captain
  • H. C. Bowman, ’90 Medical
  • Thomas H. Cahill, ’92 Medical
  • Sherbourne W. Dougherty, ’89
  • Edwin D. Graves, ’90
  • John M. Hamme, ’89 Medical
  • Chester Hughes Kirk, ’91
  • Addison Farwell Lansing, ’92
  • Elisha P. Swift, ’89 Medical
  • J. D. Updegrove, ’90 Medical

Managers:

  • A.D. Whiting, ’91
  • Norton Buel Young, Law

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
April 4 Athletics Athletic Grounds, Phila. 3 20 Loss
April 8 Wash Profs. Washington, D.C. 2 23 Loss
April 9 Baltimore Profs. Baltimore 1 26 Loss
April 10 Johns Hopkins Baltimore 14 2 Win
April 14 Lafayette University Grounds 5 7 Loss
April 19 Yale University Grounds 8 9 Loss
April 20 Yale (11 innings) University Grounds 5 6 Loss
April 24 Easton Easton 5 6 Loss
May 1 Johns Hopkins University Grounds 15 3 Win
May 2 Trinity University Grounds 7 10 Loss
May 3 Trinity University Grounds 13 7 Win
May 4 Wilmington Wilmington 2 3 Loss
May 8 Bucknell University Grounds 9 5 Win
May 10 Lehigh University Grounds 7 7 Tie
May 11 Highland Manayunk 6 7 Loss
May 15 Princeton University Grounds 2 11 Loss
May 17 Norristown Norristown 5 5 Loss
May 18 Norristown Norristown 1 18 Loss
May 22 Lafayette Easton 0 6 Loss
May 25 Princeton Princeton 11 16 Loss
May 29 Lehigh Behtlehem 10 1 Win
May 30 Norristown Norristown 5 11 Loss
June 1 Highland Manayunk 8 1 Win
June 4 Yale New Haven 0 24 Loss
June 5 Brown Providence, R.I. 12 3 Win
June 6 Brown Providence, R.I. 10 12 Loss
June 7 Tufts College College Hill, Mass. 14 7 Win
June 10 Tufts College College Hill, Mass. 9 5 Win
June 11 Harvard Boston 1 13 Loss
June 12 Williams Williamstown 1 12 Loss