Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ben Scharnus

Ben Michael "Whitey" Scharnus

December 11, 1917
Newark, NJ

March 19, 1982
Stevensville, MD

1935-36 Newark Iron Dukes (Independent)
1936-37 Newark Iron Dukes (Independent)
1937-38 Newark Iron Dukes (Independent)
1938-39 Newark Iron Dukes (Independent)
1939-40 Seton Hall University (College)
1940-41 Seton Hall University (College)
1941-42 Seton Hall University (College)
1942-43 Aberdeen Proving Grounds (military)
1943-44 Brooklyn Indians (ABL)
1943-44 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 New York Gothams (ABL)  
1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA)
1947-48 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1948-49 Cohoes Mastadons (NYSL)

Scharnus went to Seton Hall and then served in the U.S. Army during World War 2. After a few seasons of pro ball, Scharnus got his Masters Degree from the University of Maryland and taught at Stevensville High School. He eventually wound up working for the U.S. Army again as a Special Service Officer at Fort Meade and Fort Eusitus.
He married Elaine Palmer on April 7, 1945, and they had four sons and two daughters.

Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ) November 8, 1935
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 28, 1943
Star-Democrat, March 22, 1982


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