Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pete Basich

Peter Paul Basich??

Born:
June 25, 1915
Ohio

Died:
September 27, 1981
Dayton, OH

Career
1936-37 Columbus All-Stars (Independents) ??
1937-38 Columbus Athletic Supply (NBL)
1937-38 Cooper Oils (Heart of Ohio League) ??

I am pretty sure this player is Sam Busich, not Pete Busich. There is a Pete Busich, born in Ohio and died in Dayton in 1981. Apparently he played basketball at Michigan State. However, this puts Pete in college a few years after playing professionally in Ohio. Some sources say Pete was born in 1915, others say 1917.


Sam Busich was a football and basketball player from Lorain (Ohio) who played at Ohio State in the mid 1930's. An Article from the News-Journal of Mansfield Ohio says that former Buckeye Sam Busich was playing for the Columbus All-Americans in 1936-37. Could it be Sam Busich who played for Columbus, and not Peter Basich?

Source:
News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio), January 30, 1937

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/basicpe01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=basicpe01

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