Hercules Club of Guatemala

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Nick Name Hercules
Earliest Known Date 1910
Location Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nine Class Senior
Description

Fey, Strange Pilgrimages, p. 19: "Arturo Aguirre Matheu ... learned to play soccer in Guatemala from this returning siblings and went on to become both a founding member of the Hercules Club and captain of its soccer team in 1910. When the Hercules Club shifted its emphasis to baseball in 1910, Arturo also took up this foreign sport ..."

See also R. V. McGehee, "The Rise of Modern Sports in Guatemala and the First Central American Games," NASSH Proceedings (1991) pp. 35-36. A Central American Olympics was held in Guatemala in September 1921, and baseball was played in these Olympics.

The Hercules Club still (2013) exists and has a website

Sources

Fey, Strange Pilgrimages, p. 19

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Guatemala

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