Friday, November 11, 2016

Marty Passaglia

Martin Harold Passaglia

April 22, 1919
Gate, WA

July 17, 2004
Capay, CA

1936-37 Galileo High School - San Francisco (High School)
1939-40 Santa Clara (College)
1940-41 Santa Clara (College)
1941-42 Aberdeen Proving Grounds - Maryland (Military)
1941-42 Young Man's Hebrew Association (Baltimore Basketball League)
1942-43 Aberdeen Proving Grounds - Maryland (Military)
1945-46 Dayton Mickeys (Independent)
1945-46 Dayton Kitty Hawks (Independent)
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1947-48 St. Paul Saints (PBLA)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1967-68 Oakland Oaks (ABA) Assistant coach

While in the military, Passaglia played for the Aberdeen Proving Grounds team, which played exhibition games against some professional teams. Because of these games, Passaglia was declared to not be eligible for amateur teams, including AAU teams. He fought to have military personal not lose their amateur status while in the military, a battle he won. Later, while with the Capitols, he had to sue the Dayton Metropolitans to be released from the contract he had signed with them.

After playing basketball professionally for a few years, he became an insurance agent in Louisville, and later worked at Fort Knox

He married Hetty Kelly, whom he met at a theater where she was a ticket taker, in 1942, and they had a son and a daughter.

L.A. Times, April 9, 1942
Baltimore Sun, December 12, 1946
Chico Enterprise, July 21, 2004


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