Answered By: Sarah Ponichtera Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015 Views: 150
Former nicknames include the “White & Blue,” “Villagers,” and in the case of the baseball team,“The Alerts” prior to 1931 when Seton Hall adopted its current title “Pirates." The nickname "Pirates" came from a Worcester (MA) sportswriter who during a Seton Hall-Holy Cross baseball game noted that the Setonia Nine played like “…a bunch of Pirates…” The nickname caught on and was popularized from that point forward.
Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center
Walsh Library - First Floor
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079