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Eric S. Huffstutler 01/07/2016 at 10:02 AM

There were a lot of small baseball teams in those days (1920s) and many were even incorporated. Almost every business had their own team and baseball was a favorite pastime in communities. The little guy up front seems to show on his jersey Gas Co.? The picture is too small here to tell.

I wrote an article in July 2014 about Church Hill baseball and the link is below (article is on pages 11-13)


Josh 01/07/2016 at 12:31 PM

@Eric: I think his shirt says “Mascot”.

s tea 01/07/2016 at 2:03 PM

@Eric, Thanks great article!

Eric S. Huffstutler 01/07/2016 at 3:28 PM

🙂 Probably so. Like I said, hard to see. The photo does look more like one from the 1900-1910 era. But gas (gasoline) as well as gas work companies had teams as did other sponsored companies, schools, and even the city. There were probably a dozen different ones over the years prior to the 1950s in Church Hill alone.

Eric S. Huffstutler 01/07/2016 at 5:32 PM

@3 s tea… Thank You!!! I just wish I was able to have 3 pages for my articles as I did back then. That way I could also include more pictures. But CHA budgets restricts me to 2 pages now and home situations sometimes cause me to miss deadlines so my articles of late have been sporadic.

If interested, one of the best done and accredited by many people including museums and libraries is an article I did in March 2014 on the Trolley system in Richmond… if interested in reading that one? I have been writing articles since October 2013. Wow, doesn’t seem that long ago!

Trolley article (on pages 18-20) link:



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