Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Jack Stirling

Jack Burns Stirling 

November 16, 1917
Beaver Falls, PA

September 27, 1970
Rochester, PA

Beaver Falls High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1936-37 Geneva College (College)
1937-38 Geneva College (College)
1937-38 Warren Penns (NBL)
1938-39 Pittsburgh Pirates (NBL)
1945-46 Bergstrom Air Base (Military)
1946-47 Beaver Falls Tommies (Independent)
1947-48 Beaver Falls Tommies (Independent) 
1948-49 Beaver Falls Tommies (Independent)
1949-50 Beaver Falls Tommies (Independent) 
1950-51 Beaver Falls Tommies (AABL)

Geneva College lists his name as being spelled "Stirling" but most newspaper reports from his Beaver Falls games spell it "Sterling." Military induction record for Jack B. Stirling of Beaver Falls listed in Pittsburgh Gazette, Oct 27, 1943. From Beaver Falls and played for Geneva College.  Played a lot of basketball around Beaver Falls most of his life. The Beaver Falls Tommies won 48 American Legion games in a row until March 28, 1949. Stirling served in the Air Corps during World War 2.

He married Hazel Dripps and they had two daughters.

Pittsburgh Gazette, Oct 27, 1943
Beaver County Times, September 28, 1970


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