Monday, August 31, 2015

Don Meyer

Donald Eugene "Big Moose" Meyer


Born:
April 22, 1910 
Bonfield, IL

Died:
November 10, 2000
Kankakee, IL  

Career
1937-38 Kankakee Gallagher Trojans (NBL)


Warren Times from January 14, 1938 mentions Big Moose was 6'7. His name is spelled Myer in the article.

Not 100% sure this is the right ID, but pretty certain.

Meyer was born in Bonfield, Illinois, and would play for the Kankakee Trojans in the NBL. He worked as a blacksmith and a contractor

He married Lyla Stehr in 1934.

(He is not related to teammate LaVerne Meyer. Don did have a brother named Laverne, but it is a different man. Yes. Two Laverne Meyers in the area. Odd. But true.) 

Source:
http://www.kvgs.org/obit_lookup/Obit_Img/ObitM/ME00051.pdf

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/m/meyerbi01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=meyerbi02
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/big-moose-meyer/

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