Worthington High School Baseball Team


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Worthington High School Baseball Team from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Worthington High School Baseball Team. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Worthington High School Baseball Team is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 7.5 in x 9.44 in.

It was created in 1901.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This photo of the Worthington High School baseball team appeared in the 1901 Worthington High School yearbook. Players are identified by surname in the yearbook as follows; in the front row McIlvaine and [Robert] Turner; second row Fuller, [Irwin] Snouffer, [David] Welling, [Superintendent] Gruver, [Frank] Welling, [Fred] Sharp; and third row [Howard] Potter, [Robert] Marshall, [Will] Bennet, and [Morgan] Milne.

The players shown here are wearing the typical uniform of the day, complete with flat caps and broad striped stockings. Baseball games were a community event, providing entertainment and the opportunity to socialize.

Baseball is a direct descendent of the English game of "rounders" and was played as a pick-up sport as early as 1776. Informal games were common in New England and mid-Atlantic states. Equipment was simple, a stick or bat, a ball and some markers for the bases. The phenomenal growth of the sport soon led to the formation of professional teams, such as the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 92-U-571.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0341.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on March 6, 2002. It was last updated April 24, 2021.