Stagg Posing With His Electric Car. He Was Known to Coach From His Car at Chicago, photo 1933
There is an abundance that has been written about Amos Alonzo Stagg, nicknamed the “Grand Old Man of Football” whether it be related to football, baseball, basketball or any number of other sports. As a player, coach and author he has made his mark. We have made mention of Stagg in numerous postings (e.g. see previous posting) and will continue with this post. Stagg is listed on the Yale varsity football rosters for the years 1888 and 1889 (the year he was named an All – American) and captained the team in 1888. He was better known at this time for his baseball prowess and pitching ability. He played for Yale and is listed on the varsity baseball rosters for the years 1885, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89 and ’90. He was a strong enough pitcher to have been given the opportunity to play professionally, but his personal morals precluded this.
1889 Yale Team Baseball Photo (Stagg Holding the Ball), Pach Cabinet Photo
Stagg and Catcher Jesse Dann (Captain of the Baseball Team in 1887), 1888, Pach Cabinet Card
Jesse Dann, c. 1889, Catcher, Pach Cabinet Card