Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Al Benson

Albert L.(?) Benson




(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 Commodores (NYSL)
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.

But not sure why we would be in western NY at the time.

There was an Al Benson who was a sheriff's deputy in Binghamton NY and a former boxer

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


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