Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bob Skarda

Robert Joseph Skarda


Born:
November 28, 1925
New York, NY

Died:
February 15, 1994
Indiantown, FL


Career
Stuyvesant - New York City (High School)
1944-45 Tufts (also attended Hofstra) (College)
1947-48 Montgomery Rebels (SBL)
1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)

Bob was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skarda in New York City. A graduate of Stuyvesant High School, he attended Tufts, Skarda signed with the Baltimore Bullets but was transferred (sold?) to the Rebels in the Southern League. He played there through at least February. Not sure when he moved up to Moline to join the Blackhawks. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

He married Marilyn Hezinger (1929-2005) on July 7, 1951.

Source:
Anniston Star (Alabama), November 4, 1947
The Tennessean (Nashville), December 17, 1947
The Tennessean (Nashville), February 24, 1948
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 11, 1951

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/s/skardro01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=skardbo01

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