The Phoenix Base Ball Team, 1902

Phoenix, N.Y. Base Ball Team, 1902
Phoenix Base Ball Team, 1902

An Athletic association was organized at the High school March 1899, and a baseball team was formed with George D. Withers as manager and captain. The first game was played April 22,1899, at Pendergast Driving Park against Oswego High school and the local boys were defeated by the score of 22 to 7. The boys were not discouraged by this defeat and played through the season winning seven games and losing two. In 1900 and 1901 the team won all but one of the games played. The 1902 team won all games played. On April 30 they defeated Pulaski High school by a score of 14-0, winning the county championship. On May 22 the local boys met and defeated the strong Syracuse High school by the score of 5-4 and by doing so placed themselves among the strongest High school baseball teams in New York State: 

1902 Phoenix Baseball Team 
Members pictured:  

1. Capt. Walter Pendergast
2. Irving Wood
3. Bruce Decker
4. Glenn Ward
5. Harry Dunham
6. Arthur C. Moyer
7. Harold Hanscom
8. Leo Miller
9. Henry Pendergast
10. Charles Ralph

Source:  Grip’s Historical Souvenir of Phoenix and Vicinity, Series No 14, Published by The Seaman Press, Pulaski NY, 1902 – Transcribed, bbt2000

Many thanks to Berit Taggart for contributing this information.  Berit is researching the following names and would love to hear from anyone on them...Becker and Collison.  "Both families resided in Oswego county 
(Schroeppel Census 1860, 1865,1880 ) from the mid-1800's through early 1900's. Information has been slim so far, but I am undaunted!"

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