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Baseball Team, 1896.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)
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Villanova Baseball Schedule, 1924.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)
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Villanova Baseball Schedule, 1938.*
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

sports_Case5-cWM_small.jpgMichael Garbark, Catcher (Class of 1938).
(Courtesy of the University Archives)



Michael Garbark was offered athletic scholarships to both Princeton and Villanova but decided to go to Villanova in 1934. He played baseball and football while at Villanova. After Villanova he signed on with the New York Yankees. He toured the minor league ranks from 1938-1943 before making the jump to the majors in the 1944 season. Garbark finished out his career as a minor league coach (1948-1953) after an injury ended his chances of playing in the pros. (Summary from Connolly, Michael P. The Wildcats: A History of Villanovans in Professional Sports, 2005, p.40-41.)
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Official Baseball Score Book, 1955.*
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

Baseball Score Book, 1899.
Springfield, MA: Victor Sporting Goods Co., n.d.
(Special Collections, Falvey Memorial Library)
Scores in this book kept by P. J. Gallagher (Class of 1899).

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Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, Sports, 1903-1917.*
(Special Collections, Falvey Memorial Library)

* Not all the items in this exhibit were digitized, however, bibliographic information is provided for every item that was on display.