Zane Grey in his University of Pennsylvania baseball uniform, Philadelphia, PA, 1896.
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Full-length portrait in University of Pennsylvania baseball uniform

Credit: Courtesy of the Collections of the University of Pennsylvania Archives

An indifferent student, Zane Gray attended the University of Pennsylvania dental school on a baseball scholarship. A teetotaler, he socialized little and spent much of his free time on creative writing and poetry. After graduating, Grey played minor league baseball with several teams, including the Newark, New Jersey Colts, then played with the Orange Athletic Club in New Jersey, an outstanding amateur team of former collegiate players.

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