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George Mrvosh

Manager / Promoter ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

George Mrvosh is known in Beaver County sports circles as “Mr American Legion”, a title he earned during thirty years as a Legion player, manager, and official in various sports.  George was a strong player for the Beaver Falls Armstrong Cook team that won the 1940 and 1941 Beaver County Industrial Basketball League titles. After serving in the Army during World War II, he joined the Beaver Falls American Legion Basketball team that won its first state title in 1947 and whipped the national Legion champs from Midland (MI) that year in an exhibition game at Beaver Falls, 66-49, but the 1947 Pennsylvania state tourney ended too late for the Tommies to enter the national playoffs. In 1947 George became business manager of the Beaver Falls Legion cagers, who went on to win four more state titles and the national championship in 1948 and runners-up in the 1950 Legion national tourney. The team compiled a 251-46 record, including 88 straight wins against Legion cage teams. During his thirty years in American Legion sports, George served as a member of the state committee and as area Legion sports director, district director, and regional director. In 1948 he organized the Beaver Falls American Legion baseball team and served as business manager for the first two years to get the club off to a good start. The local Legion post has supported the team ever since. In 1953, George and Dom Casey took over the Beaver Falls Recreation Sports program, which included adult basketball and softball, plus youth baseball, and they shared the reigns as directors for thirteen years and greatly expended the programs.