A League of Its Own
The crowd had plenty to celebrate as it filed into the gymnasium for the Phillips Academy's 1908 alumni dinner.
The school, better known as Andover after the Massachusetts town in which it is located, had held its 130th commencement earlier that June day under what the local newspaper described as "perfect skies." Diplomas had been handed out to 81 young men, about half of whom were going on to Yale, while most of the rest were headed to Harvard and a smattering of other private colleges. The event capped a year in which Andover even beat archrival Exeter in baseball...
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