Thursday, April 21, 2016

Group photo: Ambridge Our Boys baseball team 1919

Yesterday's post about the 400 and 500 blocks of Park Rd., mentioned the Ambridge Our Boys baseball team. Here's a photo of the 1919 team, the amateur champions of the Greater Pittsburgh Federation.

Ambridge Our Boys Baseball Team
Amateur Champions
Greater Pittsburgh Federation, 1919
Laughlin Memorial Library archives

Right now, I don't have the names of any of the players, but the September 11, 1920, Daily Times says that the manager was S. G. Horlick, and the team was "better known as Horlick's Ambridge club." That same article described the team as "one of the strongest and fastest independent baseball units in Beaver County."

Steve Horlick owned a sporting goods shop in Ambridge and organized and managed teams in several sports. 

The August 24, 1919, Pittsburgh Press says that the previous year, the team had played under the name "Ambridge Regents" and were The Press Liberty League champs.

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