John Joseph Bianco
February 20, 1920
New York, NY
January 14, 1977
St. John's University (College) (I do not believe he played basketball there)
1946-47 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)
1947-48 Portland Indians (PCBL) - Player / coach
Bianco played minor league baseball, mainly in the New York Yankee organization. While playing baseball for Portland in the Pacific League in 1947, he signed on to play basketball with the Portland Indians, also being named the head coach. On December 17, 1947, we decided he wanted to concentraate on playing hoop, and was removed as head coach.
He worked in the sporting goods business, and later became vision vice president at Gladding Corporation.
He married Phyllis Woodbridge in February of 1961 and they had a son, Jeb.
Grave and Obituary
Minor League Baseball Stats