Francis Patrick "Chink" Crossin, Jr.
July 4, 1923
January 10, 1981
1938-39 Luzerne High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1939-40 Luzerne High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1940-41 Luzerne High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1942-43 University of Pennsylvania (College)
1943-44 University of Pennsylvania (College)
1946-47 University of Pennsylvania (College)
1947-48 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1948-49 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
1949-50 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1950-51 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1950-51 Allentown Aces (ABL) Head coach
1951-52 Pottsville Packers (EBL)
1952-53 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
He turned to politics, serving in the State of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives and later as Luzerne County Commissioner. He died in 1981 following a bout with pneumonia.
Chink's brother John (1927-2005) also played pro basketball, with Williamsport in the EBL, after starring at Villanova.
He married Helen Gutchmonski (1924-2007) and they had three sons and two daughters.
Danville Morning News, Marsch 24, 1941
Wilkes-Barre Time Leader, March 17, 1947
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 3, 1947
The News Journal (Wilmington), December 1, 1950
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 1981
Baltimore Sun, January 11, 1981