Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nat Hickey

Matthew J. "Nat" Hickey

January 30, 1902

September 16, 1979
Johnstown, PA

1921-22 Hoboken St. Joseph's (Independent)
1922-23 Eddie Holly's Majors (Independent)
1922-23 New York Crescents (Independent)
1923-24 Eddie Holly's Majors (Independent)
1924-25 Eddie Holly's Majors (Independent)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1931-32 Original Celtics (Independent)
1932-33 Original Celtics (Independent)
1933-34 Original Celtics (Independent) 
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Original Celtics (Independent)
1935-36 Original Celtics (Independent)
1936-37 Original Celtics (Independent)
1937-38 Original Celtics (Independent)
1938-39 Original Celtics (Independent)
1939-40 Original Celtics (Independent)
1940-41 Original Celtics (Independent)
1941-42 Original Celtics (Independent) 
1944-45 Pittsburgh Raiders (NBL) - Head Coach / player
1945-46 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL) - Head Coach / player
1946-47 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL) - Head Coach / player
1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL) - Head Coach / player
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers (BAA) - Head Coach, played one game
1950-51 Johnstown (AAPBL) - Head coach

In 1948, he was named the coach of Providence in the BAA, and struggled to a 4-25 record. He activated himself for one game on January 27, 1948, three days shy of his 46th birthday, and became the oldest person to appear in a BAA.NBA game.

Aside from basketball, Hickey enjoyed a lengthy career in baseball, playing 15 minor league seasons and managing two.

His date of death appeared in the Johnstown Tribune Obituary Index,

Minor League Baseball Stats

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - April 29, 1937
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Obituary Index


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