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, 1895

Penn recorded a 14-7-1 record this season, including a 9-1 record on Franklin Field. They again experienced a series of rainouts, 4 to be exact, that possibly could have boosted their win record a bit higher. Overall however, they represented Penn very well and scored an average of 10.4 runs per game.

Two players from this team, Coogan and Goeckel, went on to play professional baseball.

Note that the list of team members varies slightly from source to source. Included here is everyone named in the 1895 yearbook, the Athletic Association history of Penn athletics published in 1913, or both.

Team Members

  • John Blakely, ’95, captain
  • Francis S. Avil, ’96 Dental
  • J. Edward Blair, ’95 Medical
  • John Blakely, ’95
  • William F. Brennan, ’97 Law
  • H. M. Brown, ’95 Medical
  • Robert G. Contrell, ’95 Medical
  • Daniel George Coogan, ’95
  • A. King Dickson, ’97
  • William John Goeckel, ’96 Law
  • John Francis Gorman ’95 Law
  • P. Zane Gray, ’96 Dental
  • Charles M. Hollister, ’95 Medical
  • Louis Reuning, ’97
  • Henry E. Shoenhut, ’97
  • Atlee Hoffman Tracy, ’97

Substitutes:

  • John A. Farrell, ’98 Medical
  • George B. Saxemeyer, ’95 Dental

Managers:

  • Francis S. McIlhenny, ’95
  • Charles L. McKeehan, ’97

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
April 4 New York League New York 4 21 Loss
April 6 Johns Hopkins University Grounds 14 2 Win
April 11 Allentown State L. University Grounds 5 13 Loss
April 13 Wesleyan University Grounds CA (rain)
April 15 Brown (7 innings) University Grounds 8 8 Tie
April 17 Lafayette Easton 3 1 Win
April 22 State College Franklin Field CA (rain)
April 24 Lawrenceville Lawrenceville 8 6 Win
April 27 Georgetown Franklin Field CA (rain)
April 29 Georgetown Franklin Field CA (rain)
May 1 Lafayette Franklin Field 12 9 Win
May 4 Columbia Franklin Field 28 7

Win

May 6 Georgetown Franklin Field 6 7 Loss
May 8 Univ. of Virginia Franklin Field 8 3 Win
May 11 Carlisle Indian School Franklin Field 41 4 Win
May 13 Harvard Franklin Field 11 7 Win
May 15 Lehigh Franklin Field 10 8 Win
May 18 Cornell Ithaca 1 5 Loss
May 22 Georgetown Washington 2 8 Loss
May 25 Cornell Franklin Field 14 8 Win
May 30 Orange A.C. East Orange 1 3 Loss
June 1 Brown Providence 10 9 Win
June 3 Washington College Franklin Field 14 4 Win
June 8 Harvard Cambridge 3 8 Loss
June 10 Brown Providence 11 3 Win
June 12 Lehigh Franklin Field 16 6 Win