Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

Thomas Hitchcock, Sr.
Elected February 16, 2002

Thomas Hitchcock first attained his ten goal rating in 1894, one of the first ten-goal players in the history of American polo. He was elected by ballot to captain the United States team entry in the first Westchester Cup against Great Britain in 1886. In 1879 Hitchcock played before 10,000 spectators in the first public match in America. For half a century, Hitchcock efforts at developing polo in the United States resulted in the formation of the Meadowbrook Polo Club and the growth of polo in the Aiken SC area.


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