Lester Backman

ROSE-HULMAN TEAMS

R LogoLester Backman

Baseball
Chemical Engineering, 1917
Inducted in 1996

Career Highlights
* Top pitcher on the Engineers' baseball team in the early 1900's 
 * Played professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1909-1910 (9-18, 3.61 ERA) 
 * Posted an ERA of 3.03 with St. Louis in 1910 
 * Returned to Rose-Hulman following his professional baseball career to earn a degree in chemical engineering in 1917