Friday, July 10, 2015

1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)

1937-38 OSHKOSH ALL-STARS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 12-2 .857, 1st place

Western Division Championship - Defeated Whiting Ciesar All-Americans, 2-0 
NBL Championship - Lost to Akron Goodyears, Oshkosh, 2-1 

Managed by Lon Darling (c.1903-1951), Oshkosh had been a successful barnstorming professional team prior to the formation of the NBL. They won their division in the inaugural season, but fell to Akron in championship.

  • Head coach: George Hotchkiss (July 1, 1906- December 25, 1989)
Hotchkiss was a guard at Wisconsin and played for Oshkosh before becoming their coach in 1936. Oshkosh joined the NBL and Hotchkiss was renewed as coach in October of 1937, for the inaugural season of the NBL. He coached Oshkosh for their first four seasons in the NBL.

PLAYERS: 
  • Ray Adams (September 28, 1912 - August 26, 1992)
Biography

  • Leroy Edwards (April 11, 1914 - August 25, 1971)
Biography

  • Ray Hamann (August 19, 1911 - May 7, 2005)
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  • Frank Linskey (August 18, 1913 - July 3, 1999)
Biography

  • Ed Mullen (March 9, 1913 - January 10, 1988)
Biography

  • Felix Preboske (January 21, 1914-February 22, 1994)
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  • Ed Stege (September 4, 1913 - March 24, 1985)
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  • George Svendsen (March 22, 1913 - August 6, 1995)
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  • Augie Vander Meulen (November 6, 1909 - December 2, 1993)
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  • Herm Witasek (October 16, 1913 - July 25, 1963)
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