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


Vocabulary:

intercollegiate


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?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the history of sports at the University of Wisconsin:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    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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