Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Moose Graf

Erwin Frederick "Moose" Graf

July 28, 1917  
Hampton, IA

October 12, 2005
Fairport, NY    

1933-34 Elgin High School - Illinois (High School)
1937-38 Marquette University (College)
1938-39 Marquette University (College)
1938-39 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1939-40 Marquette University (College) - Assistant coach
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL) - Player / head coach

From Elgin, Illinois, Graf was an All-American at Marquette. Played a couple seasons for Sheboygan. Paul Sokody, who wound up being Graf's brother-in-law, was his teammate at Elgin, Marquette and Sheboygan. A leg injury hampered his career, shortly after signing with Sheboygan. He was named head coach of Sheboygan in 1942, but was released in January by manager Carl Roth.

Graf was born to Erwin and Anna Graf. He was married to Barbara (1917-2002) and retired to Naples, Florida, as of 2000.

Mantiwoc Herald-Times, March 2, 1939
Mantiwoc Herald-Times, November 20, 1939
Rhinelander Daily News, October 16, 1942
Rhinelander Daily News, January 5, 1943


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