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Troy Biddle

Class of 1915

Troy was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. His citation is copied below:

The decade between 1910 to 1920 produced some of the most versatile and outstanding athletes ever to represent Washington College. Unlike today, when most candidates limit themselves to only one sport, it was expected that all students with athletic ability in more then one sport would participate in those sports on the varsity level.

Such is the story of Troy F. Biddle. He entered Washington College as an exceptional pitcher in baseball but he also participated in football and basketball. He lettered in these three sports during each of his four years at Washington College.

In football, he was used in the backfield on both offense and defense. He played for three different football coaches during his first three years of competition, namely, Harry McGregor, Stanley Porter and Tom Kibler. Although complete records are not available, newspaper reports indicate that he was the leading scorer in touchdowns. One of his most outstanding games was during his junior year when he scored three touchdowns in a victory over Swarthmore College.

The basketball teams of 1912 through 1915 were very successful, producing winning seasons all four years. Troy Biddle was an important part of these teams. He usually started at the guard position. He was considered to be one of the best defensive players on the squad.

He was the “Ace” of the baseball pitching staff and was usually called upon to face the tougher foes on the schedule. One of his better showings was a one-hit shut-out victory he pitched in 1913 against the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, MD.

Washington College considers it an honor to induct posthumously Troy F. Biddle into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 5th day of October, 1996.