Cumberland, Maryland (Sports)
Cumberland Colts. Cumberland, for many years, had a professional ball team known as the Cumberland Colts. It was a Cumberland Athletic Club baseball team and played in the POM League (Pennsylvania-Ohio-and Maryland), in the Cumberland and Georges Creek League, consisting of Cumberland, Frostburg, Midland, Piedmont, and Lonaconing, in the Blue Ridge League, and in the Middle Atlantic League. Some outstanding local teams were amateur, including the Liberty Athletic Club, Diamond Athletic Club, and B&O and Western Maryland Railroad teams. Each section of the City, West Side, North End, South End, and Linderville, had teams. Also a classy Black ball club, known as the Cumberland Cubs and managed by John Brown, played local baseball.
2. Was much amateur basketball played in Cumberland? Where were the arenas or gymnasiums? When was amateur basketball especially popular? Who were the leading participants? What were their achievements? When was the great popularity of high school basketball prominent? Where did they play? Who were the outstanding stars? When?
There was a lot of amateur basketball in Cumberland. The leading basketball court for amateurs was the Central YMCA on Baltimore Street. (Perkins is at the present site.) The teams that could be called professional or semi-professional were the Taylor Tin Plate Team, KOG, and K of C. The local high schools, Penn Avenue (Fort Hill), Allegany High, and LaSalle, all had basketball teams, as well as teams at the YMCA. Leagues were set up for different classes at the YMCA as Juniors, which were the young boys;
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976