Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
University of Wisconsin Athletics

Badgers in the Major Leagues

Read More About It

"On Wisconsin! The History of Badger Athletics" by Don Kopriva

"Guts, tears and the end" Wisconsin State Journal, May 11, 1991



Interesting Fact:

The Badger baseball team won a total of 1,445 games, the last one a 5-2 victory over Purdue on May 10, 1991.

Study Questions:

  • What was the outcome of the first game?
  • How many Big Ten baseball championships did Wisconsin win in baseball?
  • Wisconsin has not won a baseball game since 1991. Why is that?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 3:

    1888: The baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat," is published.
    1965: The first space walk occurs during the flight of Gemini 4.

  • June 3

    June 3, 1873: University of Wisconsin students visited Beloit to play baseball, the first Wisconsin intercollegiate game of any kind.

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