Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sonny Boswell

Wyatt "Sonny" Boswell

May 19, 1919
Greenville, MS 

October 19, 1964
Chicago, IL

Scott High School - Toledo (High School)
1937-38 Jesse Owen's Olympians (Independent)
1938-39 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1939-40 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1940-41 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1941-42 New York Rens (Independent) 

1942-43 Chicago Studebaker Flyers (NBL)
1942-43 New York Rens (Independent)
1943-44 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1944-45 New York Rens (Independent)
1945-46 Chicago Monarchs (Independent)
1945-46 Anderson Chiefs (Independent)
1946-47 Dayton Mets (Independent)
Ciralsky Meat Packers (Independent)

Born to Starling and Ardinia Boswell in Mississippi, Boswell, one of the first black players in the NBL, grew up in Toledo. After high school, he joined the Globetrotters where he was known for his deep shooting. After his playing days, he managed a hotel in Chicago and owned a bowling alley on the South Side. Boswell died suddenly of a heart attack at home in 1964. He was only 45.

He married Jean Boswell.

Toledo Blade, February 11, 1941
Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI), April 1, 1938


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