William H. Ball, class of 1891
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A portrait photograph of William Henry Ball, class of 1891 of the YMCA Training School, now Springfield College. William H. Ball, Jr., began working with the YMCA in Yonkers, New York before he enrolled at the YMCA Training School at Springfield, Mass. From 1887 to 1889 Ball was the Assistant Secretary at the YMCA facility in Yonkers. In 1891, while a Springfield Colleg student, W. H. Ball served as one of the editors of The Triangle and he was part of Stagg’s eleven, the Springfield College’s 1890 football team. After completion of the program at Springfield, Ball took the position of Physical Director at the YMCA in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and served there from 1892 until 1901. In 1902 he worked as the Physical Director at the "Y" facility in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. From 1903 to 1905 he held the same title at the Springfield, Mass. YMCA facility, then transferred to Detroit, Mich. to hold the same title from 1906 until 1909/10. From 1911 until 1924, Ball served as Secretary to the YMCA International Committee in New York City. Mr. Ball served from 1916-1917 as a representative of the YMCA on the Joint Committee on Basketball Rules, and wrote an article titled "The Spirit of the Game" for Spalding's 1917-1918 Official Basket Ball Guide. The year of 1925/26 he was in transition and remained in Yonkers, New York before beginning his final tenure at the Association College at Springfield, Mass. from 1927 until his retirement on July 1, 1930. Ball died December 17, 1955.
Various pencilled captions on the back read: "Ball, WmT. Will T Ball, Springfield Mass, Combs 10".
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Ball, William Henry
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