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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, 1892

Penn was teetering on and around a .500 record all season, but after the April 23 win against Fordham they never found themselves below again. They finished with 14 wins, 12 losses, and 1 tie. They managed to shutout Princeton on the Tigers’ home field, but were shutout 3 times themselves.

Two members of this team, Danny Coogan and Roy Thomas, both went on to play professional baseball and then returned to Penn to coach baseball in the first decade of the next century.

Team Members

  • Walter Smith Thomson, ’94, captain
  • Clarence S. Bayne, Dental ’95, captain (resigned)
  • G.E. Bergen, 94 Law
  • Daniel George Coogan, ’95
  • Frank Devlin, ’94 Law
  • C. W. Higgins, ’94 Medical
  • Addison Farwell Lansing, ’92
  • Harry A. Mackey, ’93 Law
  • George McFadden, ’93
  • Charles H. Schoff, ’93 Medical
  • Roy Allen Thomas, ’94
  • Louis de Pui Vail, ’93 Law

Managers:

  • J.D. Casey
  • John Falconer Sinclair, ’93

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
April 2 Philadelphia Philadelphia Ball Park 0 10 Loss
April 4 Washington Washington 3 12 Loss
April 5 Johns Hopkins Baltimore 1 3 Loss
April 9 Amherst University Grounds 14 2 Win
April 12 Harvard University Grounds 13 9 Win
April 14 Dartmouth University Grounds 0 8 Loss
April 16 Yale University Grounds 6 4 Win
April 18 Yale University Grounds 4 6 Loss
April 20 Lafayette University Grounds 13 5 Win
April 23 Fordham University Grounds 12 5 Win
April 25 Johns Hopkins University Grounds 9 8 Win
April 27 Princeton Princeton 6 0 Win
April 30 Lehigh Bethlehem 1 7 Loss
May 4 Georgetown University Grounds 12 3 Win
May 5 Wesleyan University Grounds 3 2 Win
May 9 A.C.S.N. University Grounds 9 14 Loss
May 11 Lehigh University Grounds 3 4 Loss
May 14 Princeton University Grounds 1 8 Loss
May 18 Lehigh Bethlehem 9 4 Win
May 21 University of Michigan University Grounds 5 2 Win
May 28 Lehigh (5 innings, rain) University Grounds 2 2 Tie
June 2 A.C.S.N. Stenton 15 9 Win
June 3 A.C.S.N. Stenton 9 6 Win
June 6 Yale New Haven 1 5 Loss
June 8 Harvard Cambridge 2 7 Win
June 9 Brown Providence 0 1 Loss
June 11 Cornell Ithaca 11 1 Win