URSINUS COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM ON THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD 1896

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Item Code: 1054-655

Gettysburg College has been playing Ursinus College at baseball for well over a hundred years. This is a nice view by Mumper of Gettysburg, who will be familiar to Civil War and Gettysburg collectors, showing the Ursinus team posed on the battlefield in 1896. They are seated, wearing uniforms and surrounded by their gear: bats, mask, baseball, mitts, etc. And, all the team members are nicely identified in period ink, along with their playing positions. In the background a young boy sits on one of the battlefield monuments watching the process.

The upper right corner of the mount is missing, and there are other chips, cracks, and losses to the border of the mount, but they do not extend into the image and the photographer’s credit and team identifications are also unaffected. A period ink inscription at top reads, “Season of 96,” which agrees with the date in the negative caption at lower right. The tones are nice and the detail excellent. Some the fellows shown may have had the opportunity to play against Eddie Plank, “Gettysburg Eddie,” who was not officially in Gettysburg College, but did put in some time on the team.  [sr]

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