Thursday, September 20, 2018

Marty Zippel

Martin D. Zippel


Born:
February 7, 1922
Philadelphia, PA

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Career
1938-39 South High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1945-46 Lafayette College (College)
1946-47 Lafayette College (College)
1947-48 Lafayette College (College)
1948-49 Lafayette College (College)
1949-50 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1950-51 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL) Head coach / player

Zippel would become a successful business many, as president of Martin Zippel Inc. in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Marty and his wife, Doris (d. 2003), had two children.

Source:
mcall.com, April 26, 1990
Jews In Sports
Jewish Exponent, June 24, 2013

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George Zelie

George Harvey "Zeke" Zelie


Born:
January 2, 1926
Woodstock, NY
 
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Career
1942-43 Kingston High School (High School)
1943-44 Kingston High School (High School)
1946-47 Hartwick College - New York (College)
1947-48 Hartwick College - New York (College)
1948-49 Glens Falls Commodores (NYSL)
1949-50 Schenectady Packers (ABL)
1949-50 Oneonta Indians (Independent)
1959-60 Poughkeepsie YMCA - New York (Independent)


From Kingston, NY. Son of George Zelle, Zelle served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. After the war, he finished schooling at Hartwick College while earning a bachelors' degree in business administration. He played pro basketball for Glens Falls, Schenectady and Oneonta.

George married Doris Leibfried in September of 1949.

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Rabbit Walthour

Isaac "Ike" "Rabbit" Walthour


Born:
August 25, 1930
New York, NY

Died:
September 10, 1977
Montrose, NY


Career
1946-47 Benjamin Franklin High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1947-48 Benjamin Franklin High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1948-49 Carlton YMCA - Brooklyn (High School)
1949-50 New York Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1950-51 Saratoga Yankees (ABL)
1953-54 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)

Wathour was a high school phenom and at the age of 19 started professional play with the Harlem Yankees. He would finish fifth in the ABL in scoring that season with 15.2 points per game. After two years with the Yankees, we entered the U.S. Army to serve during the Korean War. After the war, he would play four games in the NBA with the Milwaukee Hawks.



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https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/walthis01.html
https://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=walthis01

Fran Walsh

Francis Xavier "Inga" Walsh


Born:
August 8, 1927
Milton, MA??

Died:
June 29, 2009
Boston, MA


Career
1942-43 Milton High School (High School)
1943-44 Milton High School (High School)
1944-45 Northeastern University (College)
1947-48 Northeastern University (College)
1948-49 Northeastern University (College)
1949-50 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)


Fran (or Frank) didn't make the Milton HS basketball team in his freshman or sophomore year, but once he finally succeeded, he didn't stop through college. After his freshman year, Walsh went into the Navy at the end of World War 2 and was stationed in Okinawa. He returned to Northeastern, playing both baseball and basketball and would be invited to tryout with the New York Knicks. He was assigned to the Hartford affiliate in the ABL, but never made it to the NBA. He finished his degree at Northeastern served in the navy again during the Korean War. He became a successful bankerat South Boston Savings, being promoted to Vice President before retiring in 1989. In retirement, he spent his winter months in Naples, Florida. He died after suffering a stroke in 2009 at 81 years of age.

He married Carolyn Turner in 1954 and they had three sons.

Source:
Northeastern Hall of Fame
Boston Globe, July 3, 2009




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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sandmeyer

Sandmeyer


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Career
1949-50 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

Name is also listed as Vandemeyer, Sandemeyer and Sondemeyer. Played two games for Paterson. That's all I have.


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Tom Tolan

Tom Tolan


Born:
1924


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Alive in Sept 2008



Career
1942-43 Manhattan College (College)
1946-47 St. John's University (College)
1947-48 St. John's University (College)
1948-49 St. John's University (College)
1949-50 Bridgeport Aer-A-Sols (ABL)
1950-51 Bridgeport Aer-A-Sola (ABL)
1950-51 Torrington Howards (EPBL)


Tolan went to Manhattan prior to going off to serve in World War 2. After the war, he became a policeman while also going to St. John's, becoming eligible in February of 1947. Tolan graduated in 1949, after playing a couple years with his younger brother John on the squad. He later became an FBI agent.

Tolan would later work for over 40 years for UPI, where he would become the sports editor.

I think he is Tom Tolan (1924), son of James (1898) and Mary (1898), brother of James (1923) Francis (1926) John P. (1929-2008) Matthew (1931-1997) Robert (1937)


Source:
qgazette.com December 26, 2007

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Henry Singleton

Henry Singleton


Born:
March 24, 1925
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
July 4, 2010
Savannah, GA


Career
1949-50 New York Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1950-51 Saratoga Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1951-52 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1952-53 Hazleton/Saratoga/Glens Falls Yankees (ABL)
1952-53 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent) 


The 6'4 Singleton joined the U.S. Army in 1943, serving in World War 2. After the war, he would go on to play basketball with the Harlem Yankees and the Harlem Globetrotters. He would work with the New York Transit Authority until retiring in 1986, and moved to Savannah, Georgia, after the death of his wife.

Henry and his wife had two sons and two daughters.

Also has been listed as Ben Singleton in some newspaper stories.

Source:
Savannah Morning News, July 8, 2010

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