Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jack Shaffer

Jack Cleo Shaffer


Born:
1908 ??
Nebraska or Kansas

Died:
June 17, 1963
Akron, OH

Career
Grand Island College - Nebraska (College)
DePaul University (College)
1934-35 Olsen's Terrible Swedes (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Firestones (MBC)
1936-37 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1940-41 Fort Wayne (Independent)


Born to Russian immigrants, Shaffer grew up in Grand Island Nebraska and went to college there and at DePaul before moving to Akron. He would stay at Firestone for many years before moving ove to Cole Aphalt. He died of a heart attack in 1963.

He was married to Hazel LaDue (1910-1997) and they had one son.

Birthdate approximated. He was listed on the 1930 census as being 22 on April 9. His obituary says he was 54 on June 17. Name is sometimes misspelled "Schaffer".


Source:
Obituary, Akron Beacon Journal

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/s/shaffjo01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=shaffja01

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