I found this article about the Rice band getting into a fistfight in a scrapbook from the late 1930s. It looks like 1935, a good season under Coach Jimmy Kitts even though we lost this particular game. I love it but I don’t really know anything else about it and have never had enough time to spend digging for more. Still, it’s a great story and this is a good chance to share it.
Bonus: Yesterday’s comments on the 1980s baseball players brought the mustache lovers out of the woodwork. A regular reader writes: Why do you find the mustaches unsettling?? I think they’re majestic! There’s nothing more reassuring in a crisis than a man with a mustache taking charge. Ask anyone.
She might be kidding.
Thanks: Thanks to all the commenters who helped identify the players in that photo and especially to Alan Shelby who made sure the right people saw it.