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Medina’s baseball team was tops in WNY in 1908

Posted 8 September 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

MEDINA – Here we have the Medina Baseball Club pictured on a postcard, noting that they were the champion baseball club of Western New York for the 1908 season.

Pictured, front row, from left: Patrick Burns, leftfield; L. Mead, mascot; and R. Hainggrey, second base.

Seated: Frank Boyle, third base; Charles Bacon, catcher; John M. Comerford, manager; Leo Comerford, pitcher; and Le Roy Montgomery, shortstop

Standing: Frank Shultz, right field; Fred Tillman, pitcher; Howard Olds, scorer; Joseph Reil, first base; and Hugh Montgomery, centerfield.

I find in interesting that the 1911 Orleans County Directory lists Bail, Bacon, Boyle, H. Montgomery, L. Montgomery, Haingrey and Reil all as upholsterers.