Monday, July 20, 2015

1937-38 Buffalo Bisons (NBL)

1937-38 BUFFALO BISONS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 3-6 .333, 4th place


Due to the fact that teams were left to make their own schedule, Buffalo, formed from the merging of the Bisons from the Midwest Conference and another Buffalo professional team, played only nine league games. This was their only season in the NBL.


  • Head coach: Alfred "Allie" Heerdt (August 9, 1881 - February 4, 1958)
Heerdt was a member of the Buffalo Germans, a touring pro basketball team that won 111 consecutive games in 1907-1908. The Germans joined the ABL in 1925 with Heerdt as coach. Heerdt wound up being the coach, owner and GM for the Buffalo Bisons, who joined the Midwest Basketball Conference in 1935. The Bisons then were a charter member of the NBL. He also coached at Niagara and the University of Buffalo

PLAYERS:  
  • Daniel Carnevale (February 8, 1918 - December 29, 2005)
Biography

  • Al Cervi (February 12, 1917 - November 9, 2009)
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  • Paul Coleman (September 25, 1915 - June 14, 1995)
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  • Stan Jackson
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  • John Lenhart (December 4, 1915 - September 24, 1991)
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  • Edmund Malanowicz (December 30, 1910 - September 5, 1967)
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  • Neal O'Donnell (April 17, 1914 - December 27, 1996)
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  • Jim O'Donnell (December 3, 1912 - December 26, 1984)
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  • Stan Raiman (March 22, 1914 - January 30, 1997)
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  • Bello Snyder (February 7, 1912 - May 15, 1998)
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