1889 Michigan Wolverines football team

Conference Independent
1889 record 1–2
Head coach no coach
Captain Edgar W. McPherran
Home stadium Ann Arbor Fairgrounds

The 1889 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1889 college football season. The Wolverines played their home games at Ann Arbor Fairgrounds.


Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 9, 1889 Albion Ann Arbor FairgroundsAnn Arbor, MI W 33–4    
November 16, 1889[1] vs. Cornell Buffalo, NY L 0–66    
November 28, 1889 at Chicago University Club Chicago, IL L 0–20    
Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.


Varsity letter winners

  • Howard Abbott, Minneapolis, Minnesota - quarterback
  • William D. Ball, Ann Arbor, Michigan - substitute
  • Benjamin J. Boutwell,[2] Hillsdale, Michigan - center
  • James E. Duffy, Ann Arbor, Michigan - left halfback
  • Stephen Clifton Glidden,[3] Glanville, Illinois - right end
  • George Malcolm Hull,[4] Ypsilanti, Michigan - left guard
  • Edgar Withrow McPherran,[5] Marquette, Michigan - right halfback
  • William C. Malley, Chicago, Illinois - right tackle
  • Horace Prettyman, Bryan, Ohio - left tackle
  • Horace Burton Strait, Jr.,[6] Shakopee, Minnesota - left end
  • John R. Sutton, Hillsdale, Michigan - substitute at left tackle
  • David W. Trainer, Jr.,[7] Thurlow, Pennsylvania - right guard
  • James Van Inwagen, Chicago, Illinois - fullback


  • Archibald Warren Diack
  • Frank Burton Graves
  • Harry Samuel Haines
  • William W. Harless, Chicago, Illinois - rusher
  • Metcalfe Bradley Hatch
  • Harry Dwight Smith - quarterback
  • Clark J. Sutherland, Oxford, Michigan
  • Horace T. Van Deventer, Knoxville, Tennessee - substitute

Coaching staff

  • Coach: no coach
  • Captain: Edgar W. McPherran
  • Manager: Thomas L. Wilkinson


External links

  • 1889 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
  • The Chronicle, 1889-1890
  • The Michigan Argonaut, 1889-1890
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