Ross H. Beyer ’37
Baseball Captain And Powerful Hitter Helped Pingry Beat Rival Newark Academy Twice in 1937. Browse through the Pingry Records and Bluebooks of the mid-1930s and you’ll see the name Ross Henry Beyer ‘37 mentioned often, primarily for his swift and powerful swing of the baseball bat and his accurate throwing arm. A natural leader, Beyer was captain of the 1936 baseball team and was a leading member of the 1937 team, which the Bluebook considered a “fair equal” to the 1934 Pingry baseball state champs. While he started playing for the school as a third baseman, Beyer eventually became a pitcher as well and could cover all positions. His athletic success was not limited to baseball, however. He played varsity football for three years and basketball was his winter sport. Interestingly, as a senior Beyer was the instrumental player in Pingry’s football and basketball victories over rival Newark Academy that year. He threw the winning touchdown pass against Newark to take a late second half lead that secured a Big Blue win. Three months later, Beyer lead an attack that kept Pingry in its hoops game against Newark until victory could be clinched in the final minutes of play. By graduation, Beyer had earned a total of nine Varsity letters and took his athletic skills and competitive spirit with him to Princeton.