Thursday, November 12, 2015

Eddie Sadowski

Edward Marion Sadowski

February 2, 1915  
Westfield, MA

March 11, 1992 
Springfield, MA

1936-37 Notre Dame (College)
1937-38 Notre Dame (College)
1938-39 Notre Dame (College)
1939-40 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1939-40 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)
1941-42 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1942-43 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL)
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1943-44 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1944-45 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1945-46 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1945-46 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1946-47 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)

What made this more confusing is the other basketball player named Ed Sadowski who played in the NBL as couple years later, and the the BAA. There is also another Ed Sadowski who, of all things, went to Notre Dame in the mid 40's (and was from Marquette). So how to start to pick this out?
First step was checking Notre Dame records. In an issue of the school's Scholastic magazine, I find that he played in Madison Square Garden against Colgate, in front of family and friends who came down from his hometown in Westfield, Mass., to watch. Hometown. This gets us to the census records.
Found this record:
Born to Leon and Feliksa, sister Czeslava, brothers Chester and Alexander.
This one is Edward Maryan Sadowski, born 2/2/1915. He died in 3/11/92 in Springfield, MA. Married to Catherine, daughters Ann and Jody, sons John, Michael and Edward.

Update 5/10/2016

I found the Notre Dame Commencement program from 1939, which gives us his full name: Edward Marion Sadowski, from Westfield, MA, graduating with a BS in Chemical Engineering. This matches with one of the previously-suspected Ed Sadowski possibilities (I have removed the suspects who were excluded.)

He also played football for Notre Dame in 1936.

Notre Dame Scholastic, March 4, 1938
Notre Dame Commencement, June 4, 1939


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