Cumberland, Maryland (Sports)
opened its new gymnasium. The Taylor Basketball Team was considered professional and was the outstanding basketball team in the area. The members of the team at that time were Greer Minke, Scott McKenzie, Hartman, Beeche and Freeland. In 1920 and 1921 the Taylor Team were champions of Western Maryland. Basketball games were played at Allegany County High School on Green Street, Penn Avenue, YMCA, at the old and and new State Armory on South Centre Street, and Taylor Tin Plate Gym. Many Sunday afternoon games were played at the old and new Armory, which were followed by a dance. Basketball State Champions for 1926 - 1927 were Allegany County High School coached by W. L. Bowers. Stars were Albert Wolf, David Segal, and Austin Flemming.
3. Was amateur or professional boxing ever popular in the area? Where were events held? Who were the outstanding participants and what were their achievements?
Boxing, or prize fighting, bouts were held in Cumberland as early as the 1890's. In those days, fights were held at the Academy of Music and Miller's Hall on North Centre Street between Bedford and Frederick Streets, as well as outdoors at the baseball parks. In later years, bouts were held at the Maryland Theatre, Liberty Theatre, and in South Cumberland at the theatres, at Miller's Hall, on the third floor of the Knights of Columbus building, at the Odd Fellows building on South Mechanic Street, the Narrows Park Skating Rink, and at the Taylor Gym in South Cumberland. Outdoor bouts were held at SP&PGym, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, as well
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976