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Holmesburg Athletic Club

Holmesburg Athletic Club
Founded c1915
Folded 1923
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
League Independent
Team History Holmesburg Athletic Club (c1915-23)
Team Colors Red, White
Head coaches Henry Eavis
General managers Fred Gerker
Other League Championship wins Philadelphia City Champs:
1919, 1920
Home field(s) Crystal Field

The Holmesburg Athletic Club was a professional football team from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that was in existence from around 1915 until 1923. The team laid claim to the Philadelphia City Championship in 1919 and 1920.


The 1915 Holmesburg lineup featured Columbia.

Bert Yeabsley, a pinch hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, and John B. Kelly, Sr., a three time Olympic gold medalist for sculling, played for the team in 1919. In 1921, Benny Boynton briefly played for Holmesburg for Thanksgiving Day game against the Union Quakers of Philadelphia. Stan Cofall also played for the team over its life span.


  • Holmesburg Athletic Club Philadelphia Athletic Champs 1919 & 1920
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