Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Frank Mekules

Frank Anthony Mekules


Born:
November 16, 1918
Detroit (?), MI

Died:
September 5, 1958



Career
1935-36 Western High School - Detroit (High School)
1936-37 Western High School - Detroit (High School)
1937-38 Western High School - Detroit (High School)
1939-40 Michigan State University (College)
1940-41 Michigan State University (College)
1941-42 Detroit Auto Club (Detroit Basketball Association)
1946-47 Detroit Gems (NBL)
1946-47 Smoke Brothers - River Rouge, MI (Independent) 
1947-48 House of David (Independent)
1948-49 House of David (Independent)
1949-50 House of David (Independent) 
1950-51 House of David (Independent)

From Wayne, Michigan. Played three games for Detroit Gems.

Born in Detroit to Charles and Ida Mekules, Frank was a three-sport star at Western High School in Detroit. 


Sister named Helen. Married Margaret Gilley in Oklahoma, in 1947.

Daughter's 2010 obituary:
http://www.mywebtimes.com/obituaries/cynthia-a-mekules-holmberg/article_f08d179a-771c-5067-bc05-c4f7c8c57a2b.html

The 6'3 guard also played minor league baseball in the Western Texas / New Mexico League and the Southeastern League from 1946-48.





Minor League Baseball Stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=mekule001fra

Source:
Odessa American, Feb 9, 1949
Detroit Free Press, Feb 6, 1938
Ancestry.com

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/m/mekulfr01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=mekulfr01

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