Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bob Doll

Robert William Doll

August 10, 1919
Steamboat Springs, CO

September 13-14, 1959
Rabbit Ears Pass, CO

1935-36 Chaffey High School - Ontario, California (High School)
1936-37 Chaffey High School - Ontario, California (High School)
1937-38 Chaffey High School - Ontario, California (High School)
1939-40 Colorado University (College)
1941-42 Colorado University (College)
1942-43 Denver American Legion (AAU)
1946-47 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1948-49 Denver Nuggets (NBL)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1949-50 Boston Celtics (NBA)

Born to Henry and Mary Ellen Doll in Colorado. He attended Chaffey HS in Ontario before returning to Colorado to go to college. As a sophomore he lead CU to the NCAA tournament and the NIT. He apparently missed a year for reasons unknown before returning to the court in 1941-42. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 2, and then played for four seasons professionally. After his playing career, he returned to Steamboat Springs where he worked as a salesman.

On September 14, 1959, Doll was reported missing by his wife. His body was found on September 18 on Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado. He apparently shot himself with a .45 cailber handgun he purchased the day he disappeared. A lot of different dates are given for his death (Sept 5, 8, 18) so I am going with the newspaper articles to estimate. He was only 40 years of age. He left behind a wife and his mother.

Oregon Statesman, September 19, 1959


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