Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
SPRING SEASONS HIT HOME STRETCH
18: The number of runs given up by Harvard baseball against Cornell in a loss Sunday.
12: The number of runs scored by Cornell in the second inning in the game.
37: The number of combined goals scored in the women lacrosse team 19-18 loss to Virginia.
16: The number of runs the Crimson softball team outscored Holy Cross by in Tuesday's doubleheader.
3: The number of home runs hit by softball player Kasey Lange in those two games.
9: The number of RBI’S by Lange in the doubleheader.
For Princeton crew, this spring has been one to remember. All four first varsity eights are currently unbeaten, with the women's heavyweights, women's lightweights, and men's lightweights currently ranked first in the nation. While the No. 2 Harvard lightweights won't get a crack at the Tigers until an Apr. 30 race on the Charles, Princeton's undefeated streak could soon come to an end at the hands of the No. 3 Harvard heavyweights.
Friends, family, and alumni joined the Harvard men’s basketball team in celebration of its 2010-11 season this evening at the Harvard Club of Boston for the Crimson’s annual banquet.
Former Boston Celtics’ player and coach Tommy Heinsohn addressed the Crimson players, congratulating the squad, which earned a share of the Ivy League championship for the first time in program history.
Harvard coach Tommy Amaker—who announced on Tuesday that he would return to coach the Crimson next season despite receiving interest from the University of Miami—led the banquet, revealing the winners of the 2010-11 team awards.
Though the French Open didn’t kick off until Sunday, the Harvard club tennis team faced some big-time competition of its own earlier last weekend.
The Crimson placed an impressive sixth out of 64 teams at the USTA National Campus Championships on April 6-9 in Cary, N.C., while UCLA took home the national title, winning its final match against Florida, 30-19.
Harvard baseball may have dropped another one to Northeastern this evening, but the Huskies, and especially the team’s catcher John Puttress, are still indebted to the Crimson.
That’s right. Today marks the 135th anniversary of Harvard’s greatest contribution to baseball: the catcher’s mask.
Along with countless contributions to the landscape of American sports, the story of the first catcher’s mask is one of the University’s proudest athletic achievements. It’s also one of its most contested, despite what’s written in Harvard’s Hall of Athletic History.