Monday, August 31, 2015

Don Meyer

Donald Eugene "Big Moose" Meyer

April 22, 1910 
Bonfield, IL

November 10, 2000
Kankakee, IL  

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.) 



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