The sport of Baseball was introduced in the islands by William Lewis, a young St. Thomian who returned from Santo Domingo with the know-how. He succeeded in converting many cricketers into ball players. ~Source: 1975 article in the VI Daily News
Before 1917, soccer was popular having been introduced by the Danes as well as cricket, which was popularized by the British.
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Olympic Baseball Team ~ St. Thomas League
Standing - Alvin Joseph (1b), Vincent Wallace (cf), Eldred Christian (lf), Malcolm Lloyd (Mgr), Lionel Roberts (official), Lionel Georges (c), Lionel Richards (p), Louis Hassel (2b), and Burton Henry (p),
Second row: Lincoln Host (c), Lupercio Wallace (1f), Amos Hendrickson (3b), Juan Rivera (ss), and Oswald Johns (rf).
Front: Leon Williams (lf), Isiah Phillips (2b), Ruford Wilson (p), Leo Mahoney, (ss), Randolph Brown (rf), and Norman Dawson (lb).
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