Welcome to the only virtual museum devoted to 4x All-American Frank Hinkey and the 1890s Yale football teams.  During Frank Hinkey's four year reign as left end for the Bulldogs Yale had a 52-1 record, outscoring their opponents 1,730 to 25.  He was later named on countless All-Time All-American teams with many considering him the greatest football player of the 19th century.  

Here you will find an in-depth biography along with unique sports memorabilia and photographs, many once belonging to Mr.Hinkey and/or his teammates.  This site is regularly updated as new information is discovered. A special thanks to the Hinkey family, Eleanor McCree and Will Conroy.  Without their support and advice this site wouldn't be possible.

Last Updated:  May 21, 2020 - Added a handful of interesting newspaper clippings under the "Articles" page.  One particular favorite is from the Buffalo Sunday Morning News on December 16, 1894 titled 'Abuse of Hinkey'.  This article contains interviews with Frank Hinkey's close friends and family back home in Tonawanda.  Many of the stories are new to us.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Enjoy your visit. Feel free to contact me with comments or suggestions at meb1675@yahoo.com.  Please include full name and contact information.

Check out our other virtual museum of 19th century University of Pennsylvania football at www.vintagepenna.com

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