Monday, January 18, 2016

Jim Glass

James Elwin Glass


Born:
September 10, 1919
Ossain, IN

Died:
February 8, 1972
Fort Wayne, IN


Career
1937-38 South Side High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1938-39 South Side High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1942-43 University of Toledo (College)  Freshman
1943-44 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (Independent)
1944-45 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)

Had no birth or death information. Just some high school information, and some erroneous college info.

His high school yearbook from his junior year (38-39) states that because he turns 20, he will not be eligible to play in his senior year. This puts his birth year around 1919 or 1920.
http://www.mocavo.com/South-Side-High-School-1939-Fort-Wayne-in/403150/104

Glass only played on season for UT, and served in the military prior to joining the Pistons.


Glass missed a lot of the 1937-38 season battling pneumonia and lost twenty pounds.

He married Rita Bobay in 1945.

- Update 3/15/2018 - 

Confirmed from family member the identity. Originally I thought he was James Lowell Glass (Jan. 17, 1920 - Aug. 29, 1969).

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/g/glassja01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=glassji01

2 comments:

  1. James Elwin Glass is correct. He is my grandfather.

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    1. Thank you very much! I will correct the entry.

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