Sports Figures


Doubleday gravestone

Abner Doubleday - Doubleday was a Brevet Brigadier General in the US Army. Doubleday is often credited with having invented baseball. (Section 1, site 61)

Dwight Davis - He served in the United States Army during World War I and was Secretary of War under President Calvin Coolidge. He is known for establishing the "Davis Cup" as a trophy for excellence in international tennis competition. (Section 2, 4962).

Joe Louis - Tech. 5 Joe “Louis” Barrow "The Brown Bomber" - held the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World longer and defended it more times than any other boxer in history. As a sergeant during World War II, he donated $100,000 to Army and Navy relief efforts and fought 96 exhibition matches for more than 2 million troops. (Section 7A, site 172).

Spottswood Poles - One of the best baseball players in the Negro Leagues during the early 1900s. His batting average in 1914 was .487. (Section 42, site 2324).

Ernest Judson Wilson  - player and manager in Negro Leagues. He played for the Baltimore Black Sox, The Homestead Grays, and the Philadelphia Stars between 1922 and 1945. Wilson was posthumously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.  (Section 43, site 1114)