Abel Joseph Rodrigues, Jr.
January 16, 1922
San Jose, CA
July 17, 2010
San Jose High School - California (High School)
Occidental JC (College) ??
1941-42 Salinas JC - California (College)
1946-47 University of San Francisco (College) ??
1947-48 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1947-48 St. Paul Saints (PBLA)
1947-48 Portland Indians (PCL)
Born in San Jose to Abel and Mary Rodrigues, Rodrigues was a natural athlete, playing basketball and baseball in college and in the military. He attended Salinas Junior College (now known as Hartnell College) before entering the service. He allegedly went to USF once out of the military but he does not appear on their all-time roster, and I haven't found any evidence yet putting him at USF except for his obituary.
He enjoyed golf and fast-pitch softball, as well as coaching kids, and worked in the concrete and construction materials business in California.
Abel was married to Sandy in 1950, and they had a son, Brian, and a daughter, Sharon.
Obituary, San Jose Mercury News