The 1887 Nine

April 25th, 2013

In the late 1800s baseball reigned supreme. An early history observed that "When Brown wins a ball game, students are apt to suffer temporary abberation of the mind." After a 6–3 victory over Princeton, about 300 students reportedly paraded down College Hill in their nightclothes—yelling, blocking streetcars, and blowing horns.



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