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1900 Springfield College Men's Field Hockey Team

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1900 Springfield College Men's Field Hockey Team
This photograph shows the YMCA Training School’s (now known as Springfield College) 1900 lawn hockey team. The members shown are [top row, L to R] Merrell W. Crawford (class of 1900) (on crutches), George H. Hunter (class of 1900), John D. Stehman (class of 1901), William H. Bennett (class of 1900), unidentified student, [kneeling row, L to R] John F. Simons (class of 1900), Frederick J. Hutchins (class of 1900), Jack E. Sullivan (class of 1902), Richard L. Wittig (class of 1900), [seated row, L to R] Albert M. Chesley (class of 1900), and Walter W. Saunders (class of 1900).
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Springfield College Field Hockey Team Papers
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Springfield College
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Field Hockey
Crawford, Merrell W.
Hunter, George H.
Stehman, John D.
Bennett, William H.
Simons, John F.
Hutchins, Frederick J.
Sullivan, Jack E.
Wittig, Richard L.
Chesley, Albert M.
Saunders, Walter W.
Lantern slides
Field hockey
Group portraits
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Lawn hockey was introduced to the Springfield Training School by Dr. McCurdy in the fall of 1896, and after a season of play the English rules were adopted. As of 1903, the school was the only place in the country to play the English game. The field is a little smaller than a football field. For more information on lawn hockey rules, see “The Games of Lawn Hockey, Tether Ball, Golf-croquet, Hand Tennis, Volley Ball, Hand Polo, Wicket Polo, Laws of Badminton, Drawing Room Hockey, Garden Hockey,” published by the American Sports Publishing Company (New York, New York) in 1903. A lantern slide duplicate exists -