Here's another one of Kentucky's "lost" institutions of higher learning -- St. Mary's College. The school was about six miles outside of Lebanon and began in a stone distillery building. It suffered through a couple of fires, the Jesuits moving out, and just plain 'ol educational competition, eventually closing in 1929. But from the pictures we've seen, it was a wonderful looking campus -- majestic buildings that would rival those on an Ivy League campus.
And, their students liked to ball, too! In 1917, the campus contained four handball alleys, three baseball diamonds, a gridiron, a croquet lawn, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
St. Mary’s fielded a football squad from 1906 through 1927. In 1908, they went undefeated and were the "champions of Kentucky" —having knocked off Centre, Transy, Central, Kentucky Military Institute, Lexington Athletic Club, Louisville University School and Hanover College of Indiana. As luck would have it, UK also claimed the title and pointed out that St. Mary’s had played its coach and one of the professors all season. While we're dribblin' on with trivial matters, St. Mary was Notre Dame's first Kentucky opponents and came down to play St. Mary in baseball and basketball.
But, it's baseball that we're celebrating here. Back in 1920, St. Mary’s challenged the University of Kentucky for the state championship of baseball. One of the players Marty Baylin later pitched in Triple-A with Louisville.
We couldn't find anything about a team name for St. Mary's, but did find that their team color was green. So, get out your rosary and your glove and let's play ball!This thick cotton t-shirt makes for a go-to wardrobe staple! It's comfortable, soft, and its tubular construction means it's less fitted.
• 100% ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double stitched sleeves and bottom hem