Hermann Oelrichs (1850-1906)
Hermann Oelrichs, of New York & Newport; agent at Norddeutsche Lloyd Shipping
According to Horace Laffaye's book, Polo in the United States: A History (2011), Oelrichs introduced the game of Polo into the U.S. He was "the man who brought the first mallets, polo balls and shirts into the United States".
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 11/10/2018 and last updated on 18/08/2023.