Monday, January 18, 2016

Jim Glass

James Elwin Glass

September 10, 1919
Ossain, IN

February 8, 1972
Fort Wayne, IN

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.

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).




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