Wednesday, December 9, 2015

George Ratkovicz

George Webster Ratkovicz, Jr.

November 13, 1922
Chicago, IL

November 10, 2007
Webster, NY

Lindbloom High School - Chicago (High School)
1941-42 Chicago Bruins (NBL)
1945-46 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1946-47 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1947-48 Grand Rapids Rangers (PBLA)
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1948-49 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)
1949-50 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1950-51 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1951-52 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1952-53 Baltimore Bullets (NBA) 
1952-53 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1953-54 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1954-55 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1954-55 Wilkes-Barre (EBL)

Ratkovicz played 12 years of professional basketball without the benefit of playing in college. He was 19 when he debuted with the Bruins, but then went into the military for the war. Upon his return, the 6'7 center /  power forward enjoyed a long career that lasted into the mid 50's. He also played minor league baseball in the Athletics and Braves farm systems.

Minor League Baseball Stats


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