Baseball: The Cornellian Reports
Biographies of Cornell College's Baseball team-members in 1898.
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Sophomore, born In Dubuque Iowa in 1877. He commenced playing ball early ln life at the county seat of Linn county, his present home, playing right field and first base on the team In 1896, the first year here. He has played the initial bag all this season - with a phenominal reach of arm and leg - as first base ought to be played and as no one has played it before him. "Buck" is handy with the stick, a great sprinter, all around athlete and general favorite.
An article about athletics at Cornell College in 1899, specifically the "Big Four" baseball players.
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An article about several baseball games. Click the button below or the image to read.
Two More Victories Added to the List of Six.
CORNELL DEFEATS UPPER lOW A UNIVERSITY BY A SCORE OF 0 to 4.
CORNELL DEFEATS STATE UNIVERSITY IN A PRACTICE GAME WITH A SCORE OF 2 to 1.
In the Fayette game which was played May 20th, on the home grounds, our boys did some nice work. The Fayette boys seemed determined to win back their lost laurels, but were doomed to disappointment. The special features of the game were Williams' work on 3rd, Armstrong's stolen bases and Fleming's two and three baggers.
The score by innings was as follows: - ·
u. I. u. 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 4
CORNELL 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 1 - 9
"Tommy" struck out 8 men in this game, and , White played his usual good ball.
CORNELL 2- s. U. I. 1.
Last Tuesday our boys met the Hawkeyes at Iowa City, and in a practice game demonstrated to them that Cornell was just as swift in baseball this year as lust.
The especial features of the game were the closeness of the score, and the large number of fine plays that were made on both sides. Eldred makes the only score in the first inning and at the end of the 4th. inning the score stood 1 to 1. Miller did some fine work, catching a hot line hit from Reynolds and making a canon-like throw in the 8t.h inning which retires Parsons. In the 4th inning Hester makes a fine steal to 3rd. White opened the 6th inning with a good, ·long hit and goes to 1st. He makes the second score for Cornell, and the s110re remains from now on throughout the game, 2-1.
Williams pitches the first 5 innings for Cornell and Hester completes the game. In the 9th inning Chappler made a fine field catch, putting Moss out. In the 9th inning Eldred 1uade a fine steal to 2nd. Williams and Hester must have done some telling work in the box, for they kept S. U. I. with 1 score after the 1st inning.
Cornell has thus far played 10 games and won 8.
An article about the first baseball game for the school year 1897/1898. Click the button below or the image to read.
Cornell vs. Martelle.
A very small crowd greeted our diamond stars last Saturday when they went against Martelle for base-ball honors. However we may boastfully say that those who were in attendance had good strong lungs and used them with great success. The "Corns" put up a good strong game and with a little more practice would have changed the result. Luck was against us for when Armstrong hit his homer the bases were clear and only one was on the bases when Captain White repeated the trick. The boys batted hard, but right at some one. As a whole it was a good game and one well worth your time and money to see.
The special features of the game were Captain White's work behind the bat, and his capture of all fouls that were in possible reach: the fielding of pop-ups by Eldred, the base runing and home-run of Frank Armstrong, and the homer by White, the one-handed catch of a seeming three bagger by G. Neuman and the batting of C. S. Peet. The game started out in league fashion for neither side could score until the last half of the third when Martelle got three on four singles and an error by Hopper who let a ground ball get by him. Cornell started her scoring in their half on a base on balls to White who stole second and came home on Smith's bit to left. The visitors got three more in their half on singles by Hester and Neuman, a base on balls and C. S. Pest's two bagger. Our boys braced up and scored two, Eldred "got a life" on an error by the first baseman and was sent along another notch on Hopper's sacrifice. He stole third and came in on an overthrow to catch him. Then the wily Armstrong came up smiling and met one so square that the center fielder looked like he had gotten scared and started for home, as he chased for the railroad track. As for Armstrong, well, he scored. The visitors could not locate with Percy's twisters during the next round and were blanked as were we in our turn. But the visitors scored one more in their half of the sixth on a single an error and a two-bagger by G. Neuman.
We again crawled up a little by getting two more on singles by Hopper and Armstrong, an error, White's sacrifice and Smith's two-bagger. The visitors again were good and went out in order, as did we in our half.
Then came the final. The visitors took two more on three singles sandwiched in with two errors and would doubtless have had more but for a triple by Smith, White McIntyre and Moser. We took our turn and developed somewhat of a batting rally, for Armstrong hit and stole and the wily youth with the flaxen hair, Gordon White, by the way, came up and straightened out one of Hester's curves for another free pass around and sat smiling on the bench when the ball was returned. This ended it and that poor center fielder will bring his bicycle over when he comes next time. All in all it was a good game and we hope to see a much larger crowd out to the next game.
Scorecards for baseball games on April 25 and May 29, 1900. Click the image to see both scorecards.