Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dutch Garfinkel

Jacob "Jack" Garfinkel

June 13, 1918
Brooklyn, NY

August 14, 2003
Brooklyn, NY

1934-35 Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1935-36 Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1936-37 Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1938-39 St. John's University (College)
1939-40 St. John's University (College)
1940-41 St. John's University (College)
1940-41 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1941-42 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1941-42 Kingston (NYSL)
1941-42 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1941-42 Toledo White Huts (Independent) 
1943-44 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1943-44 Brooklyn Eagles (Independent)
1944-45 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1944-45 Newark CO2s (Independent)
1945-46 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1945-46 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1945-46 Jersey Reds (Independent)
1946-47 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1947-48 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1948-49 Schenectady Packers (NYSL)
1948-49 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1949-50 Schenectady Packers (ABL)
1949-50 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1949-50 Queens McDermott All-Stars (Independent) 

One of the game's earliest skilled passers, Garfinkel led his high school team to the PSAL championship and was planning on attending George Washington University after high school. When the GW representative did not show for planned meeting, he chose St John's instead, where one of the best players in the country.

After college he played professional in the ABL before moving to the NBL when the league put at post-WW2 franchise in Rochester. He left the Royals for the Boston Celtics in the newly-formed (and better organized) BAA, where he played for three seasons. He returned the ABL for one last year, joining Hartford.

Dutch was married to Lillian for 55 years.

Source: Video Memorial


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