Thursday, June 2, 2016

Danny Smick

Daniel Smick

December 24, 1915
Olyphant, PA

April 6, 1975
Caseville, MI

1933-34 Hazel Park High School - Michigan (High School)
1934-35 Jaglowicz Giants (Detroit Basketball Association)
1936-37 University of Michigan (College)
1937-38 University of Michigan (College)
1938-39 University of Michigan (College)
1941-42 Auto Club (Detroit Basketball Association)
1940-41 Jaglowicz Giants (Detroit Basketball Association)
1942-43 Midland Dow Chemical (Independent)
1943-44 Midland Dow Chemical (Independent)
1944-45 Midland Dow Chemical (Independent) 
1945-46 Midland Dow Chemical (Independent)
1946-47 Midland Dow Chemical (Independent) 
1947-48 Flint/Midland Dow A.C.'s (NBL)

Smick played baseball, football and basketball at UM. In June of 1939, he signed on to play minor league baseball with the Milwaukee club of the American Association but has assigned to Hopkinsville (KY) in the Kitty League. After playing minor league baseball for a few years as a pitcher and outfielder, he tried his hand at professional basketball, playing for Flint/Midland. In January of 1942, nagging injuries lead him to call it quits in his athletic career, but we returned years later with the A.C.'s.

1940 census says he was born in Poland, but no other source says this.

He married Marian Capling (1917-2010) on December 22, 1943. They had a daughter, Mary.

Detroit Free Press, December 6, 1936
Democrat and Chronicle, December 17, 1938
Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI) February 6, 1939
Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI) June 6, 1939

Detroit Free Press, April 12, 1941
Detroit Free Press, January 19, 1942


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