1922 Baseball Team

The 1922 baseball team’s season mirrored the success of the previous year with seven lettermen from the 1921 team returning to the field. The team, led by Coach Patrick Callaway (HOF 1993) finished the season 9-0, outscoring opponents 67-12. Captain and star pitcher Jelly Richardson ’22 once again dominanted from the mound. He pitched in all nine games, pitching a total of 68 innings, allowing only eight runs with 108 strikeouts, while first baseman Mac Price ’22 hit over .350 on the season.

The 1922 edition of Whispers notes, “Our wildest expectations have materialized. The team has done all that could be expected of it … When we found out last year that ‘Pat’ Callaway would be back on the faculty this year, we were immediately sure of two things: first that every High School boy would have him as a regular boy-to-boy friend, and second, that we would have a successful baseball team in ’22. Both of these have come true. ‘Pat,’ with his gruff good nature, has endeared himself to everyone here. The baseball record speaks for itself.”