Clipping:Harvard and professionalism

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Date Wednesday, May 7, 1884
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Wonders in which the athletic committee of the Harvard faculty are concerned will never cease. For five years Coolidge played second base for the college nine, but this season, although still in the law school, decided not to play with the Harvard nine, as it required too much time. The Beacons were glad to get him for second, which he covered in their game with the Bostons a few weeks ago. As the Harvard nine is temporarily crippled by the absence of two men on account of sickness, he agreed to play in the Harvard-Brown game May 1. What was his surprise when he was informed that his association with the Bostons during one game had rendered him unfit for the Harvard nine, and his connection with the team was forever ended. We fail to see the consistency. The Harvard boys were allowed to play, and even on Jarvis’ field, that sacred spot, with the Waltham, who are just as much professionals as any team in the country; and, by the way, Quinn, a professional umpire, continues to umpire the Harvard games.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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