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was welcome, since when they represented the College at public
meetings, such as Associations, they no longer had to give an account
of their stewardship.
It was not till football was well established that interest in inter-
collegiate baseball was shown at Wake Forest. The students had for
some years organized rival clubs and played among themselves, and
occasionally a game had been played with Rogers Cross Roads or
with a Raleigh team. But it was not until the spring of 1891 that a
team of the College played the first intercollegiate game of baseball.
This game was with the team of the University of North Carolina and
was played in Raleigh in May of that year, and was won by Wake
Forest in the eleventh inning by a score of 10 to 7. From this time
interest in baseball was general at Wake Forest and increased from
year to year. In the spring of 1892 two games were played on the
home grounds with the team from Oak Ridge, one of which was won
by each team. In the same year also was scheduled the second
intercollegiate game, again with the team of the University of North
Carolina, in Raleigh. The game was to have been played on Friday
afternoon, May 21, but owing to rain it was postponed till the next
day. When, at 3:30 p.m., the umpire was ready to call "play ball," the
University team regarding Pitcher Quarles of the Boston Braves who
had matriculated at Wake Forest as more formidable than Pitcher
Wynne of local fame, who had matriculated at the University, refused
to play and forfeited the game, much to the disgust of the crowd and
the manager of the University team who had collected a nice sum in
gate receipts and regretted to have to return it.
After this interest in baseball grew by leaps and bounds at Wake
Forest. Desiring to have a winning team and in keeping with the
customs in college baseball at the time the Wake Forest team was
provided from year to year with as many professional players or semi-
professional players as could be paid for, usually only two, a pitcher
and a catcher, while the other players were bona fide students. In the
Spring of 1893 and 1894 these helpers were Bob Stafford, catcher,
and Pop Smith, pitcher, of Guil-
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