Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Carl Meinhold

Carl Marvin "Red" Meinhold

March 29, 1926
West Hazleton, PA

February 23, 2019
Reading, PA

1941-42 Hazleton High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1942-43 Hazleton High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1943-44 Hazleton High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1944-45 Long Island University (College)
1945-46 Long Island University (College)
1946-47 Hazleton Mountaineers (EPBL)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1948-49 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1949-50 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1951-52 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1952-53 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1953-54 Berwick Carbuilders (EPBL)
1954-55 Hazleton Hawks (EPBL)

A big basketball star at Hazleton HS, "Red" lead HHS into the state championship game in 1944 but a leg injury kept him from playing the the title game, which Hazleton lost. After graduating, Meinhold went on to Long Island University. After a successful freshman season, he looked at returning back home to play at Scranton University before being dismissed by the LIU coach for not meeting academic requirements. He entered the army and served in post-war Yokohama, Japan. He returned to the USA and signed with the Baltimore Bullets. He played one season with them before moving on the the Stags and the Steamrollers.
While playing in the Eastern League, he also worked for New York Life Insurance. He later worked for Montgomery Ward as a regional manager.

Carl married Elizabeth Tait on June 19, 1954 and they had four sons and one daughter.

The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA), March 29, 1944
The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA), July 9, 1945
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 18, 1945


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