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Harris, Robert

Robert S. Harris

In 1905, as a member of the Meteors, a team in the Chicago YMCA League, Harris made a trip to the West Coast for a series of games. He later played both football and basketball at the University of Chicago.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Dec. 6, 1886 - d. July 1964

Career Highlights:
Harris played at the University of Chicago and was a member of the 1908 team that went undefeated (21-2) and won the Helms National Championship. A computerized rating system later ranked them No. 7 among teams in the first decade of the twentieth century; there were no official polls until the late 1940s. In 1909, Harris coached the Indiana basketball team to a record of 6-8.

Chicago, Illinois

Career Dates:
Harris played at the University of Chicago, late 1900s.

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