Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Al Johnson

Albert C. "Big Train" Johnson, Jr.

August 20, 1913
Chicago, IL

February 2, 1991

(High School)
1933-34 Chicago Crusaders (Independent)
1934-35 Chicago Crusaders (Independent)
1935-36 Chicago Crusaders (Independent)
1936-37 Chicago Crusaders (Independent)
1936-37 Palmer House Indianas (Independent)

1937-38 New York Rens (Independent)
1938-39 New York Rens (Independent)
1939-40 New York Rens (Independent)
1939-40 Chicago Crusaders (Independent)
1940-41 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1941-42 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1942-43 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1942-43 Chicago Studebaker Flyers (NBL)
1945-46 Chicago Colored Collegians (Independent)
1946-47 Chicago Colored Collegians (Independent)

Played one game for Flyers.

He is listed in places that he played for Univ of Illinois, but that is found to not be the case. That would have made him the first black basketball player in the Big Ten.


No comments:

Post a Comment