Friday, December 18, 2015

Bob Gerber

Robert Edward Gerber

August 1, 1916
Akron, OH 

February 13, 2002
Sandusky, OH

Akron South High School - Ohio (High School)
Akron West High School - Ohio (High School)
1939-40 University of Toledo (College)
1940-41 University of Toledo (College)
1941-42 University of Toledo (College) 
1942-43 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL)
1942-43 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1942-43 Detroit Eagles (Suffrins)
1943-44 Detroit Eagles (Suffrins) 
1943-44 Dayton Bombers (Suffrins)
1945-46 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1946-47 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)
1947-48 Minneapolis Lakers (NBL)
1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)

Born in Akron to Charles and Ellen Gerber, Gerber attended Akron South High School for two years before transferring to West. He only became a regular player in his senior year, and then went on to Toledo, where he became All-American. He had an unorthodox shot and poor vision. He even experimented with a new invention called contact lenses in his senior year but quickly went back to his glasses. After one year for the Jim White Chevys, he served his country in the war. He returned to play three more seasons in the NBL.
After basketball, he worked for many years at George's Cigar and Gift Shop and then Doehler Jarvis.
He was married to Sandy.

Evening Independent, January 27, 1942

Toledo Blade


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