The Brown University baseball program started in 1863 and Bill White was their first player to make it to the Major League level. Also of note is there eleventh player, Henry Summersgill, who played in the major leagues earlier in his life using the name Andy Sommerville. Names that appear on the chart above in bold print are in the Brown University Hall of Fame.
1872 Brown Baseball Team Cap
Image Courtesy of the Edward North Robinson Collection
The Edward North Robinson Collection of Athletics was established in 1943 and consists of more than 30,000 team action, individual photographs, 900+ reels of motion picture film, and countless Bear's baseball / sports memorabilia - including the amazing 1872 Brown baseball team cap seen above.
Did you know that there are thirty-nine (39) former Brown University players who made it to "the show"? Send corrections or updates to Baseball Almanac.