Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Al Benson

Albert L.(?) Benson


Born:

 

Died:




Career
(High School)
Seton Hall ?? (College)
1933-34 New York Nationals (Independent)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1934-35 Albany (NYSL)
1934-35 Atlantic City (EBL)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Myerstown Memorials (TCL)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 New York Jewels (ABL)
1940-41 New York Jewels (ABL)
1940-41 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
1940-41 Detroit Eagles (NBL)
1941-42 New York Jewels (ABL)
1941-42 Kingston Recreations (NYSL)
1941-42 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1941-42 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Pittston (Independent)
1946-47 Nanticoke (Independent)
1946-47 Newark Bobcats (ABL)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL)
1946-47 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1947-48 Paterson (Independent)
1947-48 Glen Falls (Independent)
1947-48 Paterson Crescents (ABL) ???
1949-50 Schenectady Packers (ABL) ???

Purchased by Troy from the Newark Bobcats, December 19, 1946

Served in the U.S. Army for World War 2, discharged in March of 1946.

Benson had a long-running feud with Bernie Fliegel, having had at least three fistfights on the court.

Possible:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Benson&GSfn=Albert&GSby=1914&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=11695923&df=all&
But not sure why we would be in western NY at the time.


Source:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 7, 1940
Troy Record, December 19, 1946
Knigston Daily Freeman, December 11, 1946

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/bensoal01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=bensoal01

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