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

Penn finished this season with a 17-7-1 overall record. Most notably, they were undefeated against Lehigh (4-0-1) and averaged around 7.3 runs per game for the season. They seemed to struggle against Yale and the Athletics though, losing twice to each.

Two members of this team went on to play professional baseball: Bowman and Darragh. Wagenhurst played professional ball before coming to Penn.

Note that the list of team members varies slightly from source to source. Included here is everyone named in the 1891 yearbook, the Athletic Association history of Penn athletics published in 1913, or both. The yearbook for this year also includes a “reserve” list.

Team Members

  • Elwood Otto Wagenhurst, ’92 Law, captain
  • Sumner Sallade Bowman, ’91 Law
  • Edward Roberts Buchanan, ’92
  • James S. Darragh, Dental ’91
  • T.S. Earle, ’92 Medical
  • Foster
  • Edwin D. Graves, ’90 Dental
  • Addison Farwell Lansing, ’92
  • J.C. Scott , ’92 Medical
  • J. Wellington Shannon, ’92 Law
  • C.V. Watts, ’91 Dental

Reserve:

  • J. Devlin, ’91 Medical
  • A.S. Gay, ’92 Medical
  • Chester Hughes Kirk, ’91
  • R.L. Martin, ’92
  • Robert Churchman Morgan, ’93
  • C.A.H. Shields, ’93 Veterinary
  • Henry C. Thayer, ’92
  • Walter Smith Thompson, ’94
  • Louis de Pui Vail, ’91
  • Robert Newton Willson, ’93

Managers:

  • J.D. Casey
  • A.D. Whiting, ’91 Medical
  • J.H. Wood, ’93, scorer

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
March 26 Athletics Broad & Dauphin, Phila. 1 6 Loss
April 4 Dartmouth University Grounds 9 6 Win
April 6 Athletics Broad & Dauphin, Phila. 4 7 Loss
April 8 Williams University Grounds 11 6 Win
April 9 Williams University Grounds 8 4 Win
April 11 Columbia University Grounds CA
April 15 Lehigh University Grounds 7 2 Win
April 18 Princeton Princeton 6 4 Win
April 29 Lehigh Bethlehem 5 2 Win
May 2 A.C.S.N. University Grounds 12 15 Loss
May 3 A.C.S.N. University Grounds 7 6 Win
May 6 Lafayette University Grounds 10 4 Win
May 9 A.C.S.N. Stenton 24 11 Win
May 11 Lafayette Easton 14 2 Win
May 13 Lehigh University Grounds 2 1 Win
May 16 Princeton University Grounds 5 2 Win
May 20 Fordham University Grounds 3 9 Loss
May 23 Lehigh (5 innings) Bethlehem 2 2 Tie
May 27 Cornell University Grounds 6 2 Win
May 30 Yale University Grounds 2 6 Loss
June 3 Lehigh University Grounds 11 1 Win
June 9 Yale New Haven 11 7 Win
June 11 Brown Providence 1 0 Win
June 13 Williams Williamstown 4 6 Loss
June 15 Manhattan A.C. New York 12 1 Win
June 23 Yale New Haven 5 8 Loss