Sport: The First Ball Game

Wesleyan University (Middletown Conn.) awarded a varsity "W" to a 75-year-old athlete. The recipient of the honor was Dr. Stephen Henry Olin, acting President of the University. Dr. Olin played on the Wesleyan team which met Yale in what was said to be the first intercollegiate baseball game. But varsity letters had not yet entered the college athletic systems of 1865.


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