Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pat Rooney

Paul J. "Pat" Rooney



(High School)
1945-46 Carbondale (Pennsylvania Basketball League)
1946-47 Detroit Gems (NBL)
1946-47 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)

Released by the Gems, he was signed by Buffalo (how moved to Tri-Cities in mid-season), November 30, 1946

Detroit Free Press, December 1, 1946

In Bloomington, Illinois, in 1947, there was a baseball player for the Legion team names Pat Rooney. (Pantagraph, Jul 30 1947). Slim possibility, but Bloomington is not too far from Moline, where the Blackhawks called home. Now this baseball-playing Pat Rooney played college baseball for Illinois Wesleyan, and prior to his five years in the military, went to Dearborn Fordson ('38). So this put him in Illinois with Detroit ties. (Pantagraph, Apr 8 1946)


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