The following was taken from the May 1914 issue of the University of North Carolina Magazine, written by, McDaniel Lewis.
The first inter-collegiate match games of baseball was played in the spring of 1884 with Bingham School as our opponent. We were victors in this game, which was played on our own grounds. Honorable J.M. Morehead (later governor of North Carolina) was captain of this team and Dr. Isaac Manning was third baseman. Other Carolina stars of the period of the eighties and early nineties were George Stevens, pitcher; Jesse Oldman, catcher; Sly Robertson, center fielder; and Ben Stanley, short stop, the greatest player Carolina produced. Our greatest rivals were Wake Forest, Virginia, and Trinity (Duke).