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Guide to Baseball Records and Publications, 1866-1969

Baseball: records and publications
Bowdoin College. Athletics
Date [inclusive]:
5 Linear Feet
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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Baseball was founded at Bowdoin in the fall of 1860 by a group of students that had become acquainted with the sport during the summer of that year. The first game played was between the Senior and Junior Class on September 29, 1860 resulting in a win for the Junior by a score of 23 to 13. The first intercollegiate competition was played against Dartmouth in 1869 establishing a history for the sport with an accumulation of over 1,000 wins in the past 140 years. Between 2005-2015, the Polar Bears have been qualified for the NESCAC Tournament three times, reached the NESCAC Championship, and the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Scorebooks, scrapbooks, statistics, and historical information relating to baseball at Bowdoin.

1866-1875 Baseball Club Scorebook

volume 1

1875-1878 Baseball Club Scorebook

volume-folio 2

1878-1883 Baseball Club Scorebook

volume 3

1888-1889 Baseball Club Scorebook

volume 4

1914, [History of] Baseball at Bowdoin 1866-1919

volume 1

ca. 1951, "Baseball at Bowdoin" by Coach MacFayden

volume 2

1966 (revised), "Baseball at Bowdoin" by Coach Dan MacFayden

volume 3

1970, Baseball Statistics, 1946-1970 (kept by Danny MacFayden)

volume 4

1946-1969, compiled by Daniel McFayden

volume-folio 1