Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thomas "Tim" Lawry

Thomas Joseph "Tim" Lawry, Sr.


Born:
August 1, 1911
Pittsburgh, PA

Died:
September 19, 1999
Cleveland, OH

Career
1925-26 Allegheny High School - Pittsburgh (High School)
1926-27 Allegheny High School - Pittsburgh (High School)
1927-28 Allegheny High School - Pittsburgh (High School)
1928-29 Pittsburgh University (College)
1929-30 Pittsburgh University (College)
1930-31 Pittsburgh University (College)
1931-32 Pittsburgh University (College)
1932-33 Pittsburgh Pros (Independent)
1933-34 McKeesport Willigs (Independent)
1934-35 McKeesport Willigs (Independent)
1935-36 McKeesport Big Five (Independent)
1936-37 Pittsburgh Steelers (Independent)
1937-38 Pittsburgh Pirates (NBL)


In high school, Lawry (who also went by "Tim") lead Allegheny High School to the Pittsburgh City Championship in 1928. He then moved on to Pitt, where he was a member of the 1930 championship team. He was also a talented baseball player, playing three years in the minors while also playing semi-pro basketball. He married Ruth Jack (1914-2004) in 1936, and the couple had four sons: Thomas, David, Edward and Robert.
He worked as a salesman at Shea's Sporting Goods before retiring in 1980. He moved to Cleveland, where he died after a lengthy illness in 1999.


Obit:
http://old.post-gazette.com/regionstate/19990923lawry9.asp

Minor League Baseball stats
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lawry-001tho
and this is probably him, too.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lawry-001tim

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/l/lawryth01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=lawryto01

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