Friday, September 30, 2016

Dick Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald


Born:
November 18, 1920
Queens, NY

Died:
April 13, 1968



Career
Newtown High School - New York ?? (High School)
1941-42 Forham University (College)
1942-43 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1942-43 Wilmington Clippers (Independent)
1943-44 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1944-45 New York Winchesters (ABL) 
1946-47 Toronto Huskies (BAA) Player / Head coach
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1947-48 Mohawk (NYSL)
1948-49 Lancaster (EBL)

Brother of fellow pro player Bob Fitzgerald.

Born to Richard and Emma Fitzgerald, From Queens, Dick went to Fordham and then into the military. He played professionally in the ABL until joining the Toronto Huskies in the BAA. When head coach and player Ed Sadowski quit the team, Lew Hayman coached a game before Fitzgerald took over on an interim basis. The Huskies won two of the three games Fitzgerald coached, before former Major League Baseball player Red Rolfe was named the head coach, which he held for the remainder of the season.

Fitzgerald died at the young age of 47, but I cannot find the circumstances behind this premature death.

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/f/fitzgdi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=fitzgdi01

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Warren Fenley

William Warren "Mick" Fenley


Born:
February 8, 1922
Port Richmond, NJ

Died:
January 18, 2009
Toms River, NJ


Career
Port Richmond High School - Staten Island, NY (High School)
1941-42 Manhattan University (College)
1942-43 Manhattan University (College)
1944-45 New York Gothams (ABL)
1946-47 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1947-48 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)
1949-50 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
Moore Catholic High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1964-65 Monsignor Farrell High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Monsignor Farrell High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1966-67 Monsignor Farrell High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1967-68 Monsignor Farrell High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1968-69 Monsignor Farrell High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach


Served with the USMC during World War 2.
After his playing days, he became a policeman in Manhattan, eventually being promoted to sergeant.

He married Anne Gillis (1923-2009) in 1947 and had two sons.








Source:
http://www.silive.com/columnists/index.ssf?/base/opinion/123278310828280.xml&coll=1
https://jasperjottings-daily.com/2009/01/20/jobit-fenley-w-warren-mick-mc/
Asbury Park Press, November 20, 1996

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/f/fenlewa01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=fenlewa01

Bob Faught

Robert Edward Faught


Born:
September 2, 1921
Columbus, OH

Died:
April 23, 2002
Hilton Head, SC


Career
Cleveland Heights High School - Ohio (High School)
1940-41 Notre Dame (College)
1941-42 Notre Dame (College)
1942-43 Notre Dame (College)
1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA)

Born to Harry and Irene Faught, Bob played basketball and tennis at Notre Dame. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and briefly played for the Rebels.

He married Stella Keating in 1947.

Source:
Grave and Obit

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/f/faughbo01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=faughbo01

Don Eliason

Donald Carlton Eliason


Born:
July 24, 1918
Owatonna, MN

Died:
August 18, 2003
St. Paul, MN


Career
1935-36 Harding High School - St. Paul, MN (High School)
1935-36 Harding High School - St. Paul, MN (High School)
1939-40 Hamline College - Minnesota (College)
1940-41 Hamline College - Minnesota (College)
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War 2, Eliason played in the NFL as well as for the Celtics.

NFL Stats:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/E/EliaDo20.htm

Source:
Grave / obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/e/eliasdo01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=eliasdo01

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bob Duffy

Robert John Duffy


Born:
July 5, 1922
Columbus, OH

Died:
June 11, 1978
Hagerstown, MD


Career
St. Charles Prep - Columbus, OH (High School)
1940-41 Tulane University (College)
1941-42 Tulane University (College)
1942-43 Tulane University (College)
1946-47 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)

Born to Karl and Mary Duffy in Ohio. Served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/duffybo01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=duffybo01

Red Dehnert

Robert Edward "Red" Dehnert


Born:
January 24, 1924
New York, NY

Died:
September 23, 1994
San Francisco, CA


Career
1942-43 Columbia University (College)
1944-45 Union City Reds (Independent)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1946-47 Yonkers Chiefs (ABL)
1947-48 Chattanooga Majors (PBLA)
1947-48 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1947-48 Hartford Hurricans (ABL) ??
1948-49 Pottsville Packers (EBL) Player / Head Coach
1948-49 Lancaster (EBL)  ??
1948-49 Saratoga Indians (NYSL)
1949-50 New York Celtics (Independent)
1950-51 St. Joseph's Ponies (Independent)
1950-51 Kansas City Hi-Spots (NPBL)
1951-52 Elmira Colonels (ABL)
1951-52 Toledo Mercuries (Independent)

Nephew of legendary coach Dutch Dehnert.

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dehnere01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=dehnehe01

Bill Davis

William F. Davis


Born:
October 3, 1920
Wisconsin

Died:
November 30, 1975
Harvey, IL


Career
Hyde Park High School (High School)
1942-43 Notre Dame (College)
1943-44 Valley Forge (Military)
1944-45 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1945-46 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1946-47 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1947-47 Grand Rapids Rangers (PBLA)

Born to Harry and Jane Davis, "Big Bill" played basketball at Notre Dame and then for four seasons professionally. He served in the military during World War 2. He became friends with Gerald Ford while playing with the Rangers (Ford was the club's business manager) and later operated an Insurance and Real Estate office in Riverdale, Illinois.

He married Mary Ann Collinsworth and they had a daughter and a son.

Source:
Suburbanite Economist, December 3, 1975

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/davisbi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=davisbi01

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Howie Dallmar

Howard Dallmar


Born:
May 24, 1922
San Francisco, CA

Died:
December 19, 1991
San Francisco, CA


Career
Lowell High School - San Francisco, CA (High School)
1941-42 Stanford University (College)
1942-43 Stanford University (College)
1944-45 University of Pennsylvania (College)
1945-46 Ottuma (Iowa) Seahawks (Military)
1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1947-48 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 University of Pennsylvania (College) - Head coach
1949-50 University of Pennsylvania (College) - Head coach
1950-51 University of Pennsylvania (College) - Head coach
1951-52 University of Pennsylvania (College) - Head coach
1952-53 University of Pennsylvania (College) - Head coach
1953-54 University of Pennsylvania (College) - Head coach
1954-55 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1955-56 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1956-57 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1957-58 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1958-59 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1959-60 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1960-61 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1961-62 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1962-63 Stanford University (College) - Head coach  
1963-64 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1964-65 Stanford University (College) - Head coach  
1965-66 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1966-67 Stanford University (College) - Head coach  
1967-68 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1968-69 Stanford University (College) - Head coach  
1969-70 Stanford University (College) - Head coach 
1970-71 Stanford University (College) - Head coach  
1971-72 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1972-73 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1973-74 Stanford University (College) - Head coach
1974-75 Stanford University (College) - Head coach


Dallmar served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. He returned to college at Penn, and after graduating he played three season with the Warriors. He returned to Penn as Head Coach, and afte six seasons including a Sweet Sixteen appearance, he moved back to Stanford where he lead their squad for 21 seasons.

Dallmar died of heart failure in 1991.

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dallmho01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=dallmho01

Armand Cure

Armand Arthur Cure


Born:
August 7, 1919
New Bedford, MA

Died:
November 28, 2003
Long Beach, CA


Career
1937-38 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1940-41 University of Rhode Island (College)
1941-42 University of Rhode Island (College)
1942-43 University of Rhode Island (College)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)

Cure was a great all-around athlete from New Bedford. He went to URI, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. He trained other soliders in judo and hand-to-hand combat in Europe, and after his discharge, he returned to Rhode Island where he played semi-pro football and also played basketball with the BAA's team in Providence. His semi-pro football play lead to played one game of pro football in the AAFC with the Baltimore Colts.

In 1949, he moved to California and got his master's degree from USC, where he coached football, basketball and baseball at the collegiate and high school level. He also taught advanced mathematics.

Arman died in 2003.


Football Stats:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CureAr20.htm

Source:
"Looking Back" by Buddy Thomas, South Coast Today, June 12, 2012

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/curear01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=curear01

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hal Crisler

Harold James Crisler


Born:
December 31, 1923
Richmond, CA

Died:
November 2, 1987
Los Altos, CA


Career
1940-41 Richmond High School - California (High School)
1942-43 San Jose State (College) - Attended the school and played freshmen football in 1942, but unsure if he played basketball that year too.
1943-44 Iowa State (College) ??
1944-45 Iowa State (College) ??
1945-46 Iowa State (College) ??
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)

Crisler played for three season in the NFL, and was the recipient of Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle's first career touchdown pass. He was later a sporting goods salesman in Los Altos, California.

He definitely went to Iowa State, but he might not have played basketball there. I don't see his name on the all-time roster.He may have just been a football player and played for the celtics

NFL Stats:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CrisHa20.htm

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/crislha01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=crislha01

Ken Corley

Albert Kenneth "Ken" Corley


Born:
May 10, 1920
McCloud, OK

Died:
June 27, 1984
Aurora, CO


Career
1939-40 Central State College - Oklahoma (College)
1940-41 Central State College - Oklahoma (College)
1941-42 Central State College - Oklahoma (College)
1942-43 Central State College - Oklahoma (College)
1943-44 Bainbridge Naval (Military) 
1945-46 Philadelphia Naval Yard (Military)
1945-46 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1946-47 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA) ??

A couple inaccuracies have been printed about Corley over the years. First off, he went to Central State College (now the University of Central Oklahoma), not Oklahoma State Teachers College (now OK State) as previously reported.

He is also listed in many places as the brother of fellow professional cager Ray Corley, but Ray grew up on Staten Island and went to Notre Dame. Both played in the ABL, though, and that is where this story may have started, but according to family records, both men are from different families in different parts of the United States.

Born to Luther and Fannie, Corley served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and played basketball for two years with Wilmington in the ABL, as well as a short stint with the Cleveland Rebels in the BAA. (Note added 12/22/16 - I cannot find any evidence he actually played in a game for the Rebels. He signed with them on October 22, 1946, but I looked over all 60 box scores for the Rebels and his name never appears. Any proof is welcome. It appears he spent the entire 1946-47 season with Wilmington.) He played basketball and football at Central State, and also played some minor league baseball, for Americus in the Georgia Florida League in 1946. According to 1946 articles, he hailed from Eldorado, Oklahoma.

He is listed as both Kenneth Albert and Albert Kenneth. One year, the family census lists the family name as "Carley"

He was married to Marjorie.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=corley001ken

Source:
University of Central Oklahoma Media Guide
Morning News, December 22, 1945
News Journal (Wilmington, DE), April 12, 1946
News Journal (Wilmington, DE), November 5, 1946

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/corleke01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=corleke01

Bob Cluggish

Robert Marion Cluggish


Born:
September 18, 1917
Marion, KY

Died:
September 5, 2008
Maitland, FL


Career
1935-36 Corbin High School - Kentucky
1938-39 University of Kentucky (College)
1939-40 University of Kentucky (College)
1946-47 New York Knicks (BAA)

Cluggish played football and basketball in high school and at UK. He wound up being the football coach at Howard High School in Florida.

Source:
Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cluggbo01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=cluggbo01

Chet Carlisle

Chester Gray Carlisle


Born:
November 2, 1916
Crowley, LA

Died:
August 3, 1988
San Anselmo, CA


Career
Pomona at Pomona, CA (High School)
1935-36 University of California (College)
1936-37 University of California (College)
1937-38 University of California (College)
1937-38 Strom's Clothiers - Oakland (AAU)
1939-40 Athens Club - Oakland (AAU)
1940-41 Athens Club - Oakland (AAU)
1940-41 Piedmont High School - California (High School) - Head coach
1946-47 Chicago Stags (BAA)

Served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

Source:
Oakland Tribune, March 4, 1940
Oakland Tribune, March 24, 1941
Oakland Tribune, March 17, 1942

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/carlich01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=carlich01

Ernie Calverley

Ernest Albert Calverley


Born:
January 30, 1924
Providence, RI

Died:
October 20, 2003
Providence, RI


Career
East at Pawtucket, RI (High School)
1943-44 University of Rhode Island (College)
1944-45 University of Rhode Island (College)
1945-46 University of Rhode Island (College)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1950-51 Bryant College - Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1957-58 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1958-59 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1959-60 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1960-61 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1961-62 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1962-63 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1963-64 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1964-65 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1965-66 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1966-67 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach
1967-68 University of Rhode Island (College) - Head coach

Ernie was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, but a heart murmur kept him from induction. In 1946, Calverley delivered one of the most memorable shots in NIT history when he connected on a 62-foot shot at the buzzer to send his Rhode Island team to overtime against Bowling Green. He went on to play three seasons for the BAA's Providence Steamrollers.  In August of 1949, Calverley signed with the Boston Celtics. When the Providence franchise was suspended following the 1948-49 season, seven of the players were awarded to the nearby Celtics. He was released by the Celtics two weeks prior to the opening of the 49-50 season, and signed with the Baltimore Bullets. However, the day before the Bullet's opener, he decided to quit the sport and return home to become a high school coach. He went on to coach at Bryant, and then lead the URI squad for 11 seasons, eventually becoming the AD there.
In 2003, Calverley underwent surgery to receive a pacemaker. However, he got an infection and later died.


Source:
Pampa (TX) Daily News, February 25, 1944
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester), August 18, 1949
Daily Mail (Hagerstown, MD), December 2, 1949
Sports Illustrated Vault, A Shot To Remember, March 18, 1996
Obituary, New York Timesm October 29, 2003

Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/calveer01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=calveer01

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tom Callahan

Thomas Francis Callahan


Born:
June 2, 1921
Stamford, CT

Died:
October 3, 1996
Stamford, CT


Career
1940-41 Rockhurst College - Kansas City (College)
1941-42 Rockhurst College - Kansas City (College)
1942-43 Rockhurst College - Kansas City (College)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1946-47 Stamford Pros (Connecticut State League)
Stamford Celtics (ECL)


A true natural athlete, Callahan played baseball, basketball and football at Rockhurst, and later became quite the tennis player. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Source:
Rockhurst Sports Hall of Fame

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/callato01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=callato01

Tommy Byrnes

Thomas Patrick Byrnes
(sometimes listed at Thomas Linus Byrnes)


Born:
February 19, 1923
New York, NY

Died:
January 9, 1981



Career
DeWitt Clinton at Bronx, NY (High School)
1942-43 Seton Hall University (College)
1943-44 Amarillo Army Airfield (military)
1944-45 New York Gothams (ABL)
1944-45 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1945-46 New York Athletic Club (Independent)
1946-47 New York Knicks (BAA)
1947-48 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1949-50 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1950-51 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1950-51 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1951-52 Bridgeport Aer-A-Sols (Independent)
1953-54 New Britain (ECBL)

Byrnes served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Source:


Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/byrneto01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=byrneto01

Leon Brown

Leon S. "Stretch" Brown


Born:
October 12, 1919
Hastings, NE

Died:
October 14, 1990
Culver City, CA


Career
Cheyenne High School - Wyoming (High School)
1944-45 University of Wyoming (College)
1945-46 University of Wyoming (College)
1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA)
1946-47 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)


Leon was married to Charlotte Perdue (1925-1985)

Source:


Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brownle01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=brownle01

Harold Brown

Harold Vernon "Hal" Brown


Born:
October 2, 1923
Somerville (?), IN

Died:
September 15, 1980
Evansville, IN


Career
1944-45 University of Evansville (College)
1945-46 University of Evansville (College)
1946-47 Detroit Falcons (BAA)
1947-48 Kansas City Blues (PBLA)
1948-49 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach
1949-50 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach
1950-51 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach
1951-52 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach
1952-53 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach
1953-54 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach
1954-55 Mt. Vernon High School - Indiana (High School) - Head coach 

Born to Roy and Flora Brown,

Brown died in 1980 during open heart surgery.

He married Lucy and had a son and two daughters.

Source:


Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brownha01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=brownha01

Aud Brindley

Audley Brindley, Jr.


Born:
December 31, 1923
Mineola, NY

Died:
November 19, 1957
Stamford, CT


Career
Rockville Centre at Rockville Centre, NY (High School)
1943-44 Dartmouth College (College)
1945-46 Dartmouth College (College)
1946-47 New York Knicks (BAA)

Brindley served in the USMC during World War 2. After a brief stint with the Knicks, he worked for Benton and Bowles Advertising in New York City until his death at the young age of 33 following a lengthy illness.

He was married to Welma Boege.

Source:
Bridgeport (CT) Post, November 21, 1957

Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brindau01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=brindau01

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Al Brightman

Horace Albert "Al" Brightman


Born:
September 22, 1923
Eureka, CA

Died:
June 10, 1992
Beaverton, OR


Career
1940-41 Wilson High School - Long Beach, CA (High School)
1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1947-48 Seattle Athletics (PCBL) Player / head coach
1948-49 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1949-50 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1950-51 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1951-52 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1952-53 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1953-54 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1954-55 Seattle University (College) Head Coach
1955-56 Seattle University (College) Head Coach

 Supposedly played at Long Beach State, but does not appear on their all-time letter winners.

After playing professionally for the Celtics and Athletics, he moved on to coach at Seattle U, wher he compiled a 180-68 record and 3 appearances in the Sweet Sixteen. He died in 1992 after a battle with liver cancer.

He was married to Ellen.

Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brighal01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=brighal01

Hank Biasatti

Henry Arcado "Hank" Biasatti


Born:
January 14, 1922
Beano, Italy

Died:
April 20, 1996
Dearborn, MI


Career
Gordon McGregor at Windsor, ON (High School)
Assumption College- Windsor, Ontario (College)
1946-47 Toronto Huskies (BAA)

Born in Italy and raised in Canda, Biasatti was primarily a baseball, having played minor league baseball in the Yankees and Athletics' farm systems. After some time in the military during World War 2, he played with the Huskies while also playing with the Athletics' AAA affiliate in Toronto. Connie Mack finally called him up in 1949, but only managed two hits (both doubles) in 24 at bats. He only appeared in 21 games despite having spent the entire season with the major league club. He hung up his spikes after the 1956 season, having played parts of 10 seasons in the minor leagues. He also managed in the minor leagues.

Major League Baseball Stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/biasaha01.shtml

Source:


Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/biasaha01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=biasaha01

Hank Beenders

Henry G. Beenders


Born:
June 2, 1916
Haarlem, Netherlands

Died:
October 25, 2003
Somerville, NJ


Career
North Plainfield at North Plainfield, NJ (High School)
1940-41 Long Island University (College)
1941-42 Long Island University (College)
1945-46 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1945-46 Syracuse Stars (Independent)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1947-48 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1948-49 Schenectady Packers (NYSL)
1949-50 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)




Source:


Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/beendha01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=beendha01

John Barr

John Evans Barr


Born:
August 18, 1918
Shamokin, PA

Died:
July 1, 2002
Shamokin, PA


Career
1934-35 Shamokin High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1935-36 Shamokin High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1938-39 Penn State (College)
1939-40 Penn State (College)
1940-41 Penn State (College)
1941-42 New York Orbach (AAU)
1945-46 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1945-46 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1946-47 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1948-49 Sunbury Mercuries (EBL)

Served in the military during World War 2.

Barr married Margaret Garland Harvie in 1943 and they had one child.

Source:


Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/barrjo01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=barrjo01

Herky Baltimore

Herschel David "Herky" Baltimore


Born:
June 21, 1921
Duryea, PA

Died:
January 1, 1968
Los Angeles, CA


Career
New Castle Senior at New Castle, PA (High School)
1941-42 Penn State (College)
1942-43 Penn State (College)
1946-47 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1948-49 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1949-50 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL) 

Born to James and Mollie Baltimore in Pennsylvania, Baltimore served in the Army during World War 2 as a tank commander in Europe. After playing a season for the Bombers, he re-joined the Army in 1950 and served his country in the Korean War. He later work for American Seating Company in Syracuse and died in Los Angeles at the age of 46.

Source:
Standard Speaker (Hazleton, PA), December 20, 1962

Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/baltihe01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=baltihe01

Monday, September 19, 2016

Norm Baker

Norman Henry Baker


Born:
February 17, 1923
Victoria, BC, Canada

Died:
April 23, 1989
Victoria, BC, Canada


Career
McGill (College) ??
1938-39 Victoria Dominoes (Independent)
1941-42 Victoria Dominoes (Independent)
1942-43 Victoria R.C.A.F. (Military)
1944-45 Pat Bay Gremlins (Independent)
1945-46 Victoria Dominoes (Independent)
1946-47 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1946-47 Vancouver Hornets (PCL)
1947-48 Vancouver Hornets (PCL)
1949-50 New York Celtics (Independent)
1950-51 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent) 

Baker was voted the best Canadian basketball player of the first half of the 20th century in a poll conducted in 1950. At the age of 16, he joined the Dominos and helped them to a national tournament title. He was also a very well-known lacrosse player.

Source:
Winnipeg Tribune, May 8, 1943

Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bakerno01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=bakerno01

Chet Aubuchon

Chester Joseph Aubuchon


Born:
May 18, 1916
Cadet, Missouri

Died:
April 14, 2005
Ruskin, FL


Career
1933-34 Horace Mann High School - Gary, IN (High School)
1936-37 Crown Pointe - Indiana (AAU)
1937-38 Michigan State University (College) Freshmen
1938-39 Michigan State University (College)
1939-40 Michigan State University (College)
1941-42 Michigan State University (College)
1942-43 Great Lakes (Military)
1946-47 Detroit Falcons (BAA)
1954-55 Port Huron JC (College) Head coach
1955-56 Port Huron JC (College) Head coach
1956-57 Port Huron JC (College) Head coach
1957-58 Port Huron JC (College) Head coach

A member of the Indiana State Champion team at Horace Mann, Aubuchon went on to Michgan State where he was an All-American. He missed the 1940-41 season after contracting blood poisoning that almost took his life. He spent six months in the hospital and another six recovering. He finished his schooling before entering the navy during World War 2.
After his playing days, Aubuchon became coach and eventually the Athletic Director at Port Huron Junior College. Married Janet Richmond on June 4, 1949,

Source:
Vidette Messenger, February 22, 1937
Vidette Messenger, August 30, 1940
Lansing State Journal, April 2, 1941
Lansing State Journal, January 17, 1954
Times Herald (Port Huron), December 29, 1963
Lansing State Journal, April 22, 2005

Stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/a/aubucch01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=aubucch01

Thursday, September 15, 2016

1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)

1946-47 WASHINGTON CAPITOLS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 49-11 .817, 1st place


Semi-finals - Lost to Chicago, 4-2


  • Head Coach:  Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 - October 28, 2006)

PLAYERS: 

  • Bob Feerick (January 2, 1920 - June 8, 1976)
Biography

  • Bob Gantt (June 22, 1922 - October 25, 1994)
Biography

  • Gene Gallette ( c. 1921)
Biography

  • Ben Goldfaden (September 6, 1913 - March 25, 2013)
Biography

  • Ken Keller (August 16, 1922 - February 24, 1983)
Biography

  • Allie Lujack (October 5, 1920 - December 26, 2002)
Biography

  • John Mahnken (June 16, 1922 - December 14, 2000)
Biography

  • Bones McKinney (January 1, 1919 - May 16, 1997)
Biography

  • Al Negratti (June 12, 1921 - February 19, 1998)
Biography

  • Johnny Norlander (March 5, 1921 - March 6, 2002)
Biography

  • Buddy O'Grady (January 19, 1920 - February 19, 1992)
Biography

  • Marty Passaglia (April 22, 1919 - July 17, 2004)
Biography

  • Fred Scolari (March 1, 1922 - October 17, 2002)
Biography

  • Irv Torgoff (March 6, 1917 - October 21, 1993)
Biography

1946-47 Toronto Huskies (BAA)

1946-47 TORONTO HUSKIES
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 22-38 .367, Tied for 5th place


  • Head Coaches: 
Ed Sadowski (July 11, 1915 - September 18, 1990) 3-9 - Also played. See below.
Lew Hayman (September 30, 1908 - June 29, 1984) 0-1
Dick Fitzgerald (November 18, 1920 - April 13, 1968) 2-1 - Also played. See below.
Red Rolfe (October 17, 1908 - July 8, 1969) 17-27

PLAYERS: 

  • Hank Biasatti (January 14, 1922 - April 20, 1996)
Biography

  • Bob Fitzgerald (March 14, 1923 - July 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Dick Fitzgerald (November 18, 1920 - April 13, 1968)
Biography

  • Frank Fucarino (July 24, 1920 - April 3, 2012)
Biography

  • Kleggie Hermsen (March 12, 1923 - March 2, 1994)
Biography

  • Charley Hoefer (September 16, 1921 - June 12, 1983)
Biography

  • Roy Hurley (August 12, 1922 - October 14, 1993)
Biography

  • Ed Kasid (August 13, 1923 - November 3, 1989)
Biography

  • Mike McCarron (March 2, 1922 - October 2, 1991)
Biography

  • Nat Militzok (May 3, 1923 - May 14, 2009)
Biography

  • Harry Miller (July 28, 1923 - April 18, 2007)
Biography

  • Leo Mogus (April 13, 1921 - May 31, 1971)
Biography

  • Bob Mullens (November 1, 1922 - July 15, 1989)
Biography

  • George Nostrand (January 25, 1924 - November 8, 1991)
Biography

  • Ed Sadowski (July 11, 1915 - September 18, 1990)
Biography

  • Dick Schulz (January 3, 1917 - June 26, 1998)
Biography

  • Ralph Siewert (December 31, 1923 - November 21, 1990)
Biography

  • Gino Sovran (December 17, 1924 - June 26, 2016)
Biography

  • Red Wallace (July 12, 1918 - July 7, 1977)
Biography

  • Ray Wertis (July 30, 1923 - January 19, 2006)
Biography

1946-47 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)

1946-47 ST. LOUIS BOMBERS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 38-23 .623, 2nd place

First Round of the playoffs - Lost to Philadelphia, 2-1



  • Head Coach: Ken Loeffler (April 14, 1902 - January 1, 1975)

PLAYERS: 

  • Herky Baltimore (June 21, 1921 - January 1, 1968)
Biography

  • John Barr (August 18, 1918 - July 1, 2002)
Biography

  • Aubrey Davis (March 28, 1921 - November 23, 1996)
Biography

  • Bob Doll (August 10, 1919 - September 13-14, 1959)
Biography

  • Cecil Hankins (January 6, 1922 - June 3, 2002)
Biography
 
  • Fred Jacobs (December 2, 1922 - October 19, 2008)
Biography

  • Johnny Logan (January 1, 1921 - September 2, 1977)
Biography

  • Don Martin (February 7, 1920 - September 30, 1997)
Biography

  • George Munroe (January 5, 1922 - August 19, 2014)
Biography

  • Don Putman (November 13, 1922 - June 26, 2006)
Biography

  • Giff Roux (June 28, 1923 - August 19, 2011)
Biography

  • Ralph Siewert (December 31, 1923 - November 21, 1990)
Biography

  • Belus Smawley (March 20, 1918 - April 24, 2003)
Biography

  • Deb Smith (January 7, 1920 - February 25, 2009)
Biography

1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)

1946-47 PROVIDENCE STEAMROLLERS
Head Coach Robert Morris
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 28-32 .467, 4th place


  • Head Coach: Robert Morris (November 3, 1902- November 1986)


PLAYERS: 

  • Hank Beenders (June 2, 1916 - October 25, 2003)
Biography

  • Tom Callahan (June 2, 1921 - October 3, 1996)
Biography

  • Ernie Calverley (January 30, 1924 - October 20, 2003)
Biography

  • Armand Cure (August 7, 1919 - November 28, 2003)
Biography

  • Red Dehnert (January 24, 1924 - September 23, 1994)
Biography

  • Pop Goodwin (December 22, 1920 - May 17, 2005)
Biography

  • Woody Grimshaw (September 24, 1919 - October 1974)
Biography

  • Ken Keller (August 16, 1922 - February 24, 1983)
Biography

  • Dino Martin (May 25, 1920 - July 24, 1999)
Biography

  • George Mearns (April 18, 1922 - December 27, 1997)
Biography

  • Elmore Morgenthaler (August 3, 1922 - November 25, 1997)
Biography

  • George Pastushok (July 13, 1922 - December 12, 2003)
Biography

  • Hank Rosenstein (June 16, 1920 - February 27, 2010)
Biography

  • Earl Shannon (November 23, 1921 - July 8, 2002)
Biography

  • Bob Shea (September 11, 1924 - January 27, 2015)
Biography

  • Lou Spicer (November 12. 1922 - June 23, 1981)
Biography

  • Jake Weber (March 18, 1918 - January 6, 1990)
Biography

1946-47 Pittsburgh Ironmen (BAA)

1946-47 PITTSBURGH IRONMEN
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Western Division
Finished: 15-45 .250, 5th place



  • Head Coach: Paul Birch  (January 4, 1910 - June 5, 1982)

PLAYERS: 

  • John Abramovic (February 9, 1919 - June 9, 2000)
Biography

  • Moe Becker (February 24, 1917 - January 9, 1996)
Biography

  • Mike Bytzura (June 18, 1922 - January 24, 1989)
Biography

  • Joe Fabel (May 15, 1917 -  January 31, 1967)
Biography

  • Nat Frankel (November 3, 1913 - March 14, 2006)
Biography

  • Gorham Getchell (August 14, 1920 - July 7, 1980)
Biography

  • Coulby Gunther (February 5, 1923 - July 14, 2005)
Biography

  • Noble Jorgensen (May 18, 1925 - November 2, 1982)
Biography

  • Roger Jorgensen (September 2, 1920 - October 3, 2010)
Biography

  • Tony Kappen (April 13, 1919 - December 18, 1993)
Biography

  • Press Maravich (August 29, 1915 - April 15, 1987)
Biography

  • Ed Melvin (February 13, 1916 - July 30, 2004)
Biography

  • Red Mihalik (September 22, 1916 - October 25, 1996)
Biography

  • Walt Miller (July 20, 1915 - January 21, 2001)
Biography

  • John Mills (September 7, 1919 - August 25, 1995)
Biography

  • Stan Noszka (September 9, 1920 - November 15, 1991)
Biography

  • Hank Zeller (July 10, 1919 - September 22, 2004)
Biography

1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)

1946-47 PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 35-25 .583, 2nd place

First Round of the playoffs - Defeated St Louis, 2-1
Semi-finals - Defeated New York, 2-0
Champions - Defeated Chicago, 4-1


  • Head Coach: Eddie Gottlieb (September 15, 1898 - December 7, 1979)

PLAYERS: 

  • Howie Dallmar (May 24, 1922 - December 19, 1991)
Biography

  • Jerry Fleishman (February 14, 1922 - June 20, 2007)
Biography

  • Joe Fulks (October 26, 1921 - March 21, 1976)
Biography

  • Matt Guokas (November 11, 1915 - December 9, 1993)
Biography

  • Art Hillhouse (June 12, 1916 - October 27, 1980)
Biography

  • Ralph Kaplowitz (May 18, 1919 - February 2, 2009)
Biography

  • John Murphy (September 13, 1924 - January 29, 2003)
Biography

  • Angelo Musi (July 25, 1918 - October 19, 2009)
Biography

  • Petey Rosenberg (April 7, 1918 - June 29, 1997)
Biography

  • Jerry Rullo (June 23, 1922 - October 21, 2016)
Biography

  • George Senesky (April 4, 1922 - June 25, 2001)
Biography

  • Fred Sheffield (November 5, 1923 - December 8, 2009)
Biography

1946-47 New York Knicks (BAA)

1946-47 NEW YORK KNICKS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 33-27 .550, 3rd place

First Round of the playoffs - Defeated Cleveland, 2-1
Semi-finals - Lost to Philadelphia, 2-0


  • Head Coach: Neil Cohalan (July 31, 1906 - January 22, 1968)

PLAYERS: 
  • Aud Brindley (December 31, 1923 - November 19, 1957)
Biography

  • Tommy Byrnes (February 19, 1923 - January 9, 1981)
Biography

  • Bob Cluggish (September 18, 1917 - September 5, 2008)
Biography

  • Bob Fitzgerald (March 14, 1923 - July 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Frido Frey (October 26, 1921 - May 16, 2000)
Biography

  • Leo Gottlieb (November 28, 1920 - August 16, 1972)
Biography

  • Sonny Hertzberg (July 29, 1922 - July 25, 2005)
Biography

  • Ralph Kaplowitz (May 18, 1919 - February 2, 2009)
Biography

  • Lee Knorek (July 15, 1921 - July 22, 2003)
Biography

  • Frank Mangiapane (August 5, 1925 - July 31, 2005)
Biography

  • Nat Militzok (May 3, 1923 - May 14, 2009)
Biography
 
  • Bob Mullens (November 1, 1922 - July 15, 1989)
Biography

  • Dick Murphy (March 10, 1921 - October 22, 1973)
Biography
 
  • John Murphy (September 13, 1924 - January 29, 2003)
Biography

  • Bud Palmer (September 14, 1921 - March 21, 2013)
Biography

  • Hank Rosenstein (June 16, 1920 - February 27, 2010)
Biography

  • Ossie Schectman (March 30, 1919 - July 30, 2013)
Biography

  • Stan Stutz (April 14, 1920 - October 28, 1975)
Biography

  • Bill Van Breda Kolff (October 28, 1922 - August 22, 2007)
Biography

  • Jake Weber (March 18, 1918 - January 6, 1990)
Biography

1946-47 Detroit Falcons (BAA)

1946-47 DETROIT FALCONS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 20-40 .333, 4th place



  • Head Coaches:
Glenn Curtis (May 19, 1890 – December 10, 1958)  12-22
Cincy Sachs (April 1, 1902 – December 19, 1973) 8-18

PLAYERS:  

  • Chet Aubuchon (May 18, 1916 - April 14, 2005)
Biography

  • Moe Becker (February 24, 1917 - January 9, 1996)
Biography

  • Harold Brown (October 2, 1923 - September 15, 1980)
Biography

  • Bob Dille (July 2, 1917 - December 10, 1998)
Biography

  • John Janisch (March 15, 1920 - August 29, 1992)
Biography

  • Harold Johnson (January 30, 1920 - September 17, 1999)
Biography

  • Tom King (March 9, 1924 - November 12, 2015)
Biography

  • Grady Lewis (March 25, 1917 - March 11, 2009)
Biography

  • Ariel Maughan (February 23, 1923 - August 4, 1997)
Biography

  • Howie McCarty (1919-1973?)
Biography

  • Stan Miasek (September 19, 1923 - October 18, 1989)
Biography

  • George Pearcy (July 2, 1919 - September 14, 1992)
Biography

  • Henry Pearcy (July 21, 1922 - January 11, 2002)
Biography

  • Milt Schoon (February 25, 1922 - January 25, 2015)
Biography

  • Art Stolkey (October 23, 1920 - December 13, 2013)
Biography

1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA)

1946-47 CLEVELAND REBELS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Western Division
Finished: 30-30 .500, 3rd place

First Round of the playoffs - Lost to New York, 2-1


Coach Clifford
  • Head Coaches:
Dutch Dehnert (April 5, 1898 - April 20, 1979)  17-20
Roy Clifford (June 14, 1900 - June 12, 1996)  13-10

Clifford became head coach around February 10 when Dehnert stepped down to concentrate more on scouting.


PLAYERS: 
  • Frankie Baumholtz (October 7, 1918 - December 14, 1997)
Biography

  • Leon Brown (October 12, 1919 - October 14, 1990)
Biography

  • Ken Corley (May 10, 1920 - June 27, 1984)
Biography

(Note: I cannot find any evidence Corley actually played in a BAA game with the Rebels. He signed on October 21, 1946, but he is absent from all 60 box scores.)
  • Ned Endress (March 2, 1918 - June 19, 2010)
Biography

  • Bob Faught (September 2, 1921 - April 23, 2002)
Biography

  • Kleggie Hermsen (March 12, 1923 - March 2, 1994)
Biography

  • Pete Lalich (June 23, 1920 - February 1, 2008)
Biography

  • Hank Lefkowitz (August 31, 1923 - April 21, 2007)
Biography

  • Leo Mogus (April 13, 1921 - May 31, 1971)
Biography

  • George Nostrand (January 25, 1924 - November 8, 1991)
Biography

  • Mel Riebe (July 12, 1916 - July 25, 1977)
Biography

  • Irv Rothenberg (December 31, 1921 - July 18, 2009)
Biography

  • Ed Sadowski (July 11, 1915 - September 18, 1990)
Biography

  • Kenny Sailors (January 14, 1921 - January 30, 2016)
Biography

  • Ben Scharnus (December 11, 1917 - March 19, 1982)
Biography

  • Dick Schulz (January 3, 1917 - June 26, 1998)
Biography

  • Nick Shaback (b. September 10, 1918)
Biography

  • Ray Wertis (July 30, 1923 - January 19, 2006)
Biography

1946-47 Chicago Stags (BAA)

1946-47 CHICAGO STAGS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Western Division
Finished: 39-22 .639, 1st place


Semi-finals - Defeated Washington, 4-2
Championship - Lost to Philadelphia, 4-1

  • Head Coach: Harold Olsen (May 12, 1895 - October 29, 1953)

PLAYERS: 

  • Norm Baker (February 17, 1923 -  April 23, 1989)
Biography

  • Chet Carlisle (November 2, 1916 - August 3, 1988)
Biography

  • Don Carlson (March 22, 1919 - October 16, 2004)
Biography

  • Bill Davis (October 3, 1920 - November 30, 1975)
Biography

  • Bob Duffy (July 5, 1922 - June 11, 1978)
Biography

  • Chuck Gilmur (August 13, 1922 - January 13, 2011)
Biography

  • Chick Halbert (February 27, 1919 - March 4, 2013)
Biography

  • Tony Jaros (February 21, 1920 - April 22, 1995)
Biography

  • Wibs Kautz (September 7, 1915 - May 25, 1979)
Biography

  • Mule O'Shields (May 23, 1921 - January 17, 2001
Biography

  • Doyle Parrack (December 6, 1921 - September 5, 2008)
Biography

  • Rob Rensberger (March 7, 1921 - September 6, 2007)
Biography

  • Mickey Rottner (March 23, 1919 - September 21, 2011)
Biography

  • Jim Seminoff (September 1, 1922 - June 12, 2001)
Biography

  • Buck Sydnor (September 19, 1921 - September 17, 2003)
Biography

  • Max Zaslofsky (December 7, 1925 - October 15, 1985)
Biography


1946-47 Boston Celtics (BAA)

1946-47 BOSTON CELTICS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Eastern Division
Finished: 22-38 .367, 6th place


  • Head Coach: Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973)

PLAYERS: 

  • Moe Becker (February 24, 1917 - January 9, 1996)
Biography

  • Al Brightman (September 22, 1923 - June 10, 1992
Biography

  • Chuck Connors (April 10, 1921 - November 10, 1992)
Biography
 
  • Hal Crisler (December 31, 1923 - November 2, 1987)
Biography

  • Bob Duffy (July 5, 1922 - June 11, 1978)
Biography

  • Don Eliason (July 24, 1918 - August 18, 2003)
Biography

  • Warren Fenley (February 8, 1922 - January 18, 2009)
Biography

  • Dutch Garfinkel (June 13, 1918 - August 14, 2003)
Biography

  • Wyndol Gray (March 20, 1922 - January 30, 1994)
Biography

  • Mel Hirsch (July 31, 1921 - December 1968)
Biography

  • Charley Hoefer (September 16, 1921 - June 12, 1983)
Biography

  • Tony Kappen (April 13, 1919 - December 18, 1993)
Biography

  • Jerry Kelly (June 14, 1918 - July 23, 1996)
Biography

  • Hal Kottman (August 22, 1922 - November 30, 2004)
Biography

  • Dick Murphy (March 10, 1921 - October 22, 1973)
Biography

  • Connie Simmons (March 15, 1925 - April 15, 1989)
Biography

  • Johnny Simmons (July 7, 1924 - August 1, 2008)
Biography

  • Art Spector (October 17, 1920 - June 18, 1987)
Biography

  • Virgil Vaughn (May 15, 1918 - February 26, 2007)
Biography

  • Red Wallace (July 12, 1918 - July 7, 1977)
Biography