Wenonah Military Academy Honor Roll

Wenonah Military Academy Honor Roll --- Courtesy of WHS Museum

Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Herb Pennock is listed in the above Wenonah Military Academy Honor Roll (Class of 1911). Herb started in the major leagues pitching for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. His hall-of-fame plaque in Cooperstown, NY notes the jump from prep school (Wenonah Military Academy) to the majors.

Wenonah Military Academy, Class of 1928, and Annual Push Ball Battle

1928 photo of the Wenonah Military Academy cadets beginning their annual pushball battle, which coincides with the coming of the first snow. (Wide World Photos, Philadelphia Bureau)

This photo distributed by "Wide World Photo" and printed in the "Buffalo Evening News" on Dec 12, 1928 bears the following caption:

Cadets of the Wenonah Military academy at Wenonah, Pa., [sic] made real use of the first snow storm there. The annual push ball battle is always held on this occasion.

Herb Pennock played baseball with the Wenonah Military Academy team

At 17 or 18 he was signed by Connie Mack with the Philadelphia Athletics, who traded him away before he really learned the ropes. He went on to become a Hall of Fame pitcher, perhaps most well known for his five World Series wins when he was with the New York Yankees.

Read some newspaper articles about Herb Pennock by following the links at the bottom of the page or go to his wikipedia.org page by following the link below.

Wenonah Military Cadets visit with President Hoover at the White House, Nov. 22, 1930

Also, "one year,
the football team was undefeated and untied. It was not scored
upon until the final season game against National State Farm
School, who blocked a kick behind a goal" (Scott, 1989). And, on
November 22, 1930, President Herbert Hoover met the cadets at a
White House Reception for the Football team in Washington, D.C.
Naturally, there were many first place banners hanging on the
assembly room walls at the WMA (Beebe, 1989).