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Underwood Cup, 1915-1920
The Underwood Cup for Baseball, covering 1915-1920
(Not awarded during 1917-1918)
Image courtesy of Greg Kash




Lewis J. Stallman, Pitcher, back row, sixth from left

Photo courtesy of Lew Stallman

1919 Game Results

1919 Game Results, page 2

1915 Western League Baseball Champions:
Chicago Western League Champs, 1915


Other Teams:
Brier Hill Team, 1915


Salamanca Team, 1915


The Erie All Stars, Cleveland General Office, 1934:



The Hornell soft ball champions, 1934


In 1938, teams pursued the "Woodruff Cup:





Basketball:

Hornell Accounting Bureau, 1925

Hornell Accounting Basketball Team


The Erie Bell:

One of the "Erie Bells" competed for by high school teams in online communities, this one presented to Elmira in 1949.


Shops Fire Teams:

The internal fire teams at each of Erie's shops also had competitions, where a hose cart would be hustled by the shops teams between two points.




The Dunmore Shops Fire Team, 1915



The Hornell Shops Fire Team, 1915, with their many trophies


Shops Bands:


The Erie General Office Band, New York, NY, in 1915



Huntington, IN Shop Band, with longtime director Elmer Rahn, August, 1937
A remnant of this band continues today


Web Sites with Information/Photos of Erie Shops Bands:

Susquehanna Erie Band

From the November, 1926 issue of Erie Railroad Magazine:
The career of retired Susquehanna Shops General Foreman O.H. Simmons was profiled, including his reminiscences of the early days of shop bands at Susquehanna:

"The Erie shops in the old days sported a good brass band. The leader was John Chance, who played the cornet. O.H. Simmons blew the baritone horn. During the first Lincoln presidential campaign, in 1860, the Erie shop band often wore rubber boots to parade through the mud of Main street.

"There was always a lot of unleashed music among the shopmen, and about 1880 the spirit moved for the formation of an orchestra which used to 'meet around' at members' houses for practice. The orchestra comprised O.H. Simmons, H. Warner, J. Hawthorn, violins; T. Hassett, J. Fitzsimmons, cornets; C. Bartram, 'Johnny' Powell, J. Ring, clarinets; V. Blackburn, flute; J. Medway, cello; T. Springsteen, trombone; with Mrs. Mooney on the piano."


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