Monday, January 18, 2016

Hank Evans

Henry George Evans (Evanoski)

December 6, 1914
Stoneboro, PA

January 1, 2000 
Hermitage, PA

Sharon High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1934-35 McKeesport Willigs (Independent)
1935-36 Wilmerding YMCA (Independent)
1936-37 Wilmerding YMCA (Independent)
1937-38 Westinghouse Air Brake Five (Independent)
1939-40 Westinghouse Air Brake Five (Independent)
1939-40 McKeesport Big Five (Independent)
1940-41 McKeesport Big Five (Independent)
1941-42 Hagerstown Conoco Oilers (Independent)
1941-42 Cumberland Collegians (Independent)
1943-44 Pittsburgh Corbetts (Independent) 
1944-45 Pittsburgh Raiders (NBL)
1945-46 Pittsburgh Raiders (Independent)

Hank Evans was a starter for the Raiders that season. An article in 1941 puts him on the Pittsburgh tournament team in 1941, along with Joe Proska. Proska was a teammate of his on the Raiders, so it makes sense that they would play for the Raiders. I found a man named Henry G. Evans, who is from Sharon, Pennsylvania, who, like Proska, was born in 1914. According to the article I read, before Evans became a player in the steel industry, he was a basketball star at Sharon HS. His height in the article is only off an inch from the biographical listing.

Article from the Uniontown Morning Herald refers to him as "Hank Evanoski" from "Westinghouse Airbrake"

Article on Henry G. Evans
Henry G's Wife's Obit
Cumberland Evening Times, November 25, 1941
Uniontown Morning Herald, Feb 9, 1939


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