VOL. II.-No. 13.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, WEDESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1891.
PRICE, THREE CENTS.
BASE BALL NOTES.
The Averages of Last Year's Team.
Some New Material.
The base ball "cranks" are al-
ready beginning to speculate upon
Michigan's prospects for a strong
nine next spring. The usual num-
ber of phenomenal players are in the
University this year, but whether
there are enough first-class players
to fill the positions made vacant by
the loss of Abbott, Rich, Relly,
Wilkinson and Booth, will not be
known until next spring's practice
brings out the candidates.
There are at least two men who,
if all that issaid of them be true,
will acceptably fill the positions of
Abbott, as catcher, and of Rich at
first base. These two men are
Bowerman, who has played in the
Pacific Coast League, and Jefferis,
who has covered first base in pro-
fessional style for the Brandywine
Club, one of the "crack" teams near
Philadelphia. Both men are said
to be heavy hitters. Bowerman has
been on the campus, this fall. He
is a remarkably strong thrower, and
if he is quick and accurate should be
able to successfully prevent stealing
bases. Jefferis is a tall man and
finely proportioned. His appear-
ance is.very much in his favor, and
if he can cover the first bag as cred-
itably as Rich, he will be a decided
acquisition to Michigan's nine.
Of last years' champion nine,
Robinson, Pearson, Spitzer and Sey-
mour have returned. There is a
possibility that Codd may enter the
law school for the second semester.
We have endeavored to secure the
score of the game with the D. A. C.,
which was played June so, but the
official score book has been lost or
mislaid through the negligence of
some one, and we have been unable
to find it.
The batting average for those who
played in more than two games is
.309 and the fielding average .888.
The U. of M. scored 136 runs to 38
runs for opponents, as follows:
Michigan so, M. A. C. o; Michigan
26, M. A. C. 4; Michigan 25, Ober-
lin o; Michigan 8, Cornell 6; Mich-
igan 15, Northwestern 3; Michigan
18, Hamilton 3; Michigan z, Ver-
mont 6; Michigan o, Yale z; Michi-
gan a, Brown 5; Michigan 20, Trin-
ity 3; Mic higan 6, Wesleyan 3;
Michigan 4, Harvard 3. Nine vic-
tories and three defeats. Robinson
had 56 strike-outs, an average of 11
1-5 per game. Codd had 52
strike-outs, an average of 7 3-7
per game. Michigan earned 51
runs, of which three were home
runs, two by Wilkinson and one by
Booth. Opponents earned 1a runs.
Michigan made 144 base hits and
opponents 64. Of these 64, 23 were
made off Robinson, an average of 4
3-5, and 41 off Codd, an average of
5 6-7. The U. of M. had 42 errors
and opponents 77.
The following is a table of the
fielding and batting averages of the
nine, including all the games played
last season, with the exception of
the one with the D. A. C.:
GAMES. BAT'G. FLD'G.
Robinson, p. r f.......... 5...... .453...... .857
Syse f ee. 5.......4 .0
Bauer, s s ... ... 63.5. .. 800
Codd p.ss .........12....H32....861
Kelly,2b.. .12.......299. .811
Spitzer, s sr .... 4.8.
Abbott, a. r f ........2....52:....970
Rich,1l . . . 12...... .20...93
Walsh, e ....8 22.51
Booeth. cf at.......1...209...1.000
Angells s................ 1...... 200...... .400
FerrisIf................. 1...... .000......1.000
Religious Census of the Freshman
Class at Harvard.
A religious census has been taken
of the class of '95, Harvard, under
the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. The
members of the class were asked to
sign, at the time of their registering,
slips stating the religious denomina-
tion toward which they inclined or
of which they were members. The
two hundred and thirty-four slips
which were filled out, are divided as
follows: Protestant Episcopal, sev-
enty-two; Unitarian, sixty-two; Con-
gregationalist, forty-two; Baptist,
fifteen; Presbyterian, seven; Metho-
dist Episcopal, seven; Universalist,
five; Jewish, four; Roman Catho-
lic, three; Lutheran, two; Friends,
one; Mohammedan, one; "Chris-
tian" one. Twelve men were neither
members of any denomination nor
inclined to favor any one in partic-
A number of athletes were out on
the track at the fair grounds Satur-
day morning. A starterrand timer
were with them. The boys practiced
starting, and finished with two loo
yards dashes. Burgess won both
heats, with Kenson, a new man, a
Nathan Abbott, Tappan Professor
The permanent successor of Hen-
ryWade Rogers as Tappan Professor
of Law, was born at Norriggewock,
Me., on July i1, 1854. He was the
son of Abial Abbott, and closely
related to Austin Abbott and Benja-
min Vaughn Abbott, the well-known
law writer of New York, Rev. Lyman
Abbott of Boston, and other promi-
nent families of that name.
In 1856 his father removed to
Boston and entered into the prac-
tice of law. His early educationI
was obtained in the common schools
and high schools of that place. In
1870 he entered Phillip's Andover
Academy, from which he graduated
in 1873. In the fall of that year he
matriculated at Yale, and in 1877
graduated with the A. B. degree.
He then began the study of law in
his father's office and in the Boston
University Law School, and in s88o
was admitted to the Suffolk bar, the
examinations before which, it may be
remarked, are probably the most
stringent and technical of any bar in
Mr. Abbott has since devoted his
entire attention to the practice of
law, has never entered politics, has
refused every proffer of office of any
kind, and, in short, has thrown aside
everything which would tend to dis-
tract his individual attention from
the study and advancement of his
chosen profession. By his unswerv-
ing devotion to business he was able
to build up a lucrative practice in
Boston and secured a prominent
place among the bar of that city,
and was tendered a complimentary
farewell reception by the citizens of
that city on his departure for the U.
Mr. Abbott will lecture to the
junior class on "Domestic Rela-
tions'' and to the seniors on the
"Law of Testate and Intestate Pos-
session of Property." He will also
have charge of a portion of the text
The uniforms of the 'Varsity
eleven will be a white sweater with
large maroon M on the chest, light
gray caps with maroon trimmings
similar to the base-ball caps, and
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