Monday, December 11, 2017

Stretch Langdell

Ralph Edgar "Stretch" Langdell


Born:
June 17, 1907
New Boston, NH

Died:
July 20, 1968
Manchester, NH


Career
1925-26 Dartmouth College (College)
1926-27 Dartmouth College (College)
1927-28 Dartmouth College (College)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Langdell would go on to be a judge and lawyer in Manchester.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/stretch-langdell/

Charlie Lajeskie

Charles Lajeskie


Born:
October 29, 1898
Passaic, NJ

Died:
February 13, 1968
Clifton, NJ


Career
1926-27 Newburgh Hillsides / Jersey City Skeeters (NLN)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Carbondale (PSL)


Charlie was also a minor league baseball player in the North Eastern League. He went to the Red Sox' spring training camp in March of 1928 but failed to make the club.

He is the father of New York Giants infielder Dick Lajeskie.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Charles_Lajeskie_(minors01)

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/charlie-lajeskie/

Hank Knudsen

Henry K. Knudsen


Born:
September 16, 1905
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
November 26, 1974
Brooklyn, NY


Career
1925-26 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1926-27 Ridgewood/Orange (NLN)
1926-27 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Catskill Howitzers (MBL)
1927-28 Yonkers Indians (Independent)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Wilmington (EBL)
1930-31 Camden-Kennett Square (EBL)
1931-32 Hoboken St. Joseph’s CC (Independent)
1932-33 Long Island Pro Imps (MBL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Jewels (ABL)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/hank-knudsen/

Harry Knoblauch

Harry Paul Knoblauch


Born:
April 21, 1898
Jersey City, NJ

Died:
March 10. 1986
St. Petersburg, FL


Career
1920-21 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (Independent)
1920-21 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1920-21 Turners Falls Athletics (IL)
1921-22 Kingston (NYSL)
1921-22 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1921-22 Springfield Gunners (IL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 NY MacDowell Lyceum (MBL)
1922-23 Paterson (MBL)
1923-24 Cohoes Trojans (NYSL)
1923-24 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1924-25 Brooklyn Edisons (Independent)
1924-25 Washington Palace-Five (Independent)
1925-26 Newark Mets (MBL)
1925-26 Pottsville Miners (EBL)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Miners (NLN)
1926-27 Greenpoint Knights / Trenton Royal Bengals (NLN)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1927-28 Syracuse All Americans (Independent)
1927-28 NY Lou Gehrig All Stars (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson–Brooklyn (ABL)
1930-31 Dunmore (PSL)
1931-32 Kingston Five (Independent)
1932-33 Dunmore (PSL)
1932-33 House of David (Independent)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 House of David (Independent)

Born in Jersey City, Knoblauch grew up in Brooklyn and played basketball for many years. He would later become a truck driver and died in 1986.

Source:
Tampa Bay Times, March 12, 1986

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-knoblauch/

Lloyd Kintzing

William Lloyd "Lefty" Kintzing


Born:
November 30, 1905
Lock Haven, PA

Died:
January 1972
Middletown, NJ


Career
1925-26 Bellville Collegiates (Independent)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1926-27 Broolyn Fernwoods (Independent)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Union City Reds (MBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1934-35 Newark Mules / New Britain Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Freeland (PSL)
1936-37 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
Lefty was born in Pennsylvania but raised in New Jersey. His younger brother, Fenton, also played some pro basketball. Lefty played for over a decade.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/lefty-kintzing/


Joe Kellmurray

Joseph W. Kellmurray


Born:
April 27, 1901
Utica, NY

Died:
December 6, 1946
Utica, NY


Career
1919-20 Utica Utes (NYSL)
1920-21 Adirondack Stars (Independent)
1920-21 Basloe Globetrotters (Independent)
1921-22 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1921-22 Oswego Globetrotters (Independent)
1922-23 Utica Utes (Independent)
1923-24 Utica Utes (NYSL)
1923-24 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1924-25 Utica (NYSL)
1925-26 Fond du Lac - Wisconsin (ISL)
1926-28 Utica All-Utica (Independent)
1927-28 Utica All-Utica (Independent)
1927-28 Mohawk Indians (Independent)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)

Brother of fellow basketball players Francis and Raymond, Joe played basketball professionally for a decade, and also played semi-pro and minor league baseball. He became ill in 1945, and died in 1946. (Not sure what the illness was.)


Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=kellmu001---

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/joe-kellmurray/

Mickey Husta

William Michael "Mickey" Husta


Born:
September 21, 1899
Egg Harbor, NJ

Died:
December 1982
Kingston, NY


Career
1919-20 Egg Harbor Regulars (Independent)
1920-21 Egg Harbor Regulars (Independent)
1921-22 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1923-24 Kingston Shirtmakers (MBL)
1923-24 Amsterdam Flashes(NYSL)
1924-25 Passaic/Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1925-26 Perth Amboy Amboyans / Passaic Mets (MBL)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Raiders (NLN)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson Pros (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1928-29 Hudson Pros (Independent)
1929-30 Schenectady Dorps (Independent)
1929-30 Kingston Highland Hose (Independent)
1930-31 Hudson Pros (Independent)
1931-32 Port Ewan Spinneys (Independent)
1934-35 Kingston (NYSL)

Born in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Mickey and his brother Carl were a formidable tandem on the court for many years, leading Kingston to a championship in 1922. He would go on to a long career throughout the 1920's. Another brother, John, also played basketball with Kingston.

Source:
Kingston Daily Freeman, December 12, 1976

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/mickey-husta/

Friday, December 8, 2017

Peanuts Gorczynski

Frank "Peanuts" Gorczynski


Born:
June 4, 1905


Died:
February 16, 1993
Trenton, NJ


Career
1925-26 St. Hedwig - Trenton (Independent)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Holy Cross AA - Trenton (Independent)
1930-31 Trenton (TSL)

Grew up in Trenton, New Jersey.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/peanuts-gorczynski/

Irv Goldberg

Irving Goldberg


Born:
November 23, 1904
New York, NY

Died:
December 13, 1985
Lake Worth, FL


Career
1925-26 CCNY (College)
1926-27 CCNY (College)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1931-32 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1934-35 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1941-42 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1942-43 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1943-44 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1944-45 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1945-46 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1947-48 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1948-49 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1949-50 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach  
1950-51 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1951-52 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach  
1952-53 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 

Goldberg became a long-time basketball coach at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, and eventualluy a golf coach, too. Not sure how long after 1953 he was coaching.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/irv-goldberg/

Horse Gillium

Charles Reed "Horse" Gillium


Born:
May 2, 1905
New Castle, PA

Died:
August 10, 1935
Shenango, PA


Career
1920-21 Montgomery High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1921-22 Montgomery High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1922-23 New Castle Five (AAU)
1923-24 New Castle Five (AAU)
1924-25 New Castle Five (AAU)
1925-26 Grove City - Pennsylvania (College)
1926-27 Grove City - Pennsylvania (College)
1927-28 Grove City - Pennsylvania (College)
1928-29 Syracuse All-Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Vic Hanson All-Stars Independent)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1929-30 Dayton Kellys (NPBL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)


Born to Charles and Susanna Gillium, "Horse" was a very popular player around Pennsylvania and New York. Gilliam contracted pulmonary tuberclosis and was only 30 years old when he died in 1935.

He had not married.


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/chuck-gillium/

Harry Gill

Harry Gill


Born:



Died:




Career
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

No leads. Scored 10 points with Brooklyn.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-gill/


John Frank

John Adam Frank


Born:
December 17, 1902


Died:
January 1, 1977



Career
1924-25 Dutch Kills St.Pats (Independent)
1925-26 Flushing Co. I (Independent)
1926-27 Flushing Co. I (Independent)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Long Island Pros (Independent)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Queens Elks (Independent)
1929-30 Long Island Pros (Independent)
1929-30 Flushing Yankees (Independent)
1930-31 Long Island Pro-Imps (Independent)
1931-32 Long Island Pro-Imps (MBL)

Frank played one game with Brooklyn in the ABL, scoring two points against Rochester on November 25, 1928.

Not positive on birth and death dates. There is another John Frank from NYC, 1901-1975.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/john-frank/


Pierre Dolan

Pierre L. "Pete" Dolan


Born:
July 14, 1901
Hudson, NY

Died:
December 1975
Hudson, NY


Career
1923-27 Hudson (Independent)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1928-29 Hudson (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)


Born to Peter and Mary Dolan, Pierre played some basketball with the Hudson teams and also played briefly in the ABL. He later worked as a a newspaper reporter and editor at the Hudson Register, as well as being involved in the local government of his New York hometown, Hudson.

He married Margaret Scheitlin (1906-1987) in 1928 and they had two sons, Leo and Pierre (1927-2000).

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/pierre-dolan/


Frank DeBoskey

Francis J. "Butch" DeBoskey


Born:
August 31, 1908 ??
Trenton, NJ

Died:
May 23, 1953
Trenton, NJ


Career
1927-28 Trenton (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Wilmington-Pattison (EBL)
1930-31 Trenton (TSL)
1934-35 Trenton (EBL)

Born in Trenton to Paul and Mary DeBoskey. Can't find much about his death. Gravestone says 1908 - 1953.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-deboskey/


Al Cooper

Albert Cooper, Jr.


Born:
February 23, 1904
Trenton, NJ

Died:
1993



Career
1922-23 Trenton Tigers (EBL)
1923-24 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1923-24 Burlington (Independent)
1924-25 Washington Palace-Five (Independent)
1925-26 Trenton Bengals (EBL)
1927-28 Trenton (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1930-31 Community Club - Milltown, NJ (Independent)
1930-31 Reading (TSL)
1930-31 Reading (EBL)

Born to Albert and Harriet Cooper

He married Katherine Keeley (1915-2005) in 1940 and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:
Katherine's Obituary, 2005

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/al-cooper-jr/


Tony Calland

Tony Calland
born Anthony J. Calandriello


Born:
September 2, 1902
Hoboken, NJ

Died:
October 15, 1997
Hoboken, NJ


Career
1924-25 Union City Holy Family Lyceum (Independent)
1925-26 New York Nationals (Independent)
1926-27 New York Nationals (Independent)
1927-28 Catskill Howitzers (MBL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Camden-Wilmington (EBL)
1930-31 Camden (EBL)
1930-31 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Catholic Club (Independent)
1931-32 Union City Reds (MBL)
1931-32 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Catholic Club (Independent)
1932-33 Union City Reds (MBL)
1932-33 Billie Taylor’s Metropolitan League Stars (Independent)
1933-34 Union City Reds (ABL)
1933-34 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Catholic Club (Independent)
1934-35 House of David (Independent)
1935-36 Alabama Pitts All-Stars (Independent)
1935-36 New York Celtics (Independent)
1936-37 House of David (Independent)
1937-38 House of David (Independent)
1938-39 House of David (Independent)
1939-40 Hoboken Oxfords (Independent)
1939-40 Brooklyn St.Mary’s Americans (Independent)

Born to Joseph and Grace Calandriello, Tony played under the name Calland. Having a lengthy athletic career, Calland played through the 1930's with a stint on the popular House of David team.

He married Marta Mehnert (1905-1980) and they had one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/tony-calland/


Jimmy Ahlbach

James Francis Ahlbach


Born:
July 11, 1903
Trenton, NJ

Died:
December 31, 1995
Trenton, NJ


Career
1919-20 Cottage Club Reserves - Trenton (Independent)
1920-21 De Laval - Trenton (Independent)
1921-22 St Joseph's T.B.A. - Trenton (Trenton Catholic League)
1921-22 Laurel Reserves - Trenton (Independent)
1923-24 Laurels - Trenton (Independent)
1923-24 Catholic Institute - Trenton (College)
1924-25 Catholic Institute - Trenton (College)
1925-26 St. Hedwig - Trenton (Independent)
1925-26 Trenton Bengals (EL)
1927-28 Trenton Dengals (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Camden (EL)
1930-31 Kennett Sqaure (EL)
1930-31 Wilmington (TSL)

From Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. Ahlbach supposedly went to Rutgers, but he does not appear on their all-time roster. His son, James Jr, did, so this might be the discrepancy.

He married Bertha Neeff (1909-1993) in 1935 and they had a son, James (1941-2011) and a daughter, Carole.

Source:
Son's Obituary
Bertha's Obituary, Central New Jersey Home News, October 25, 1993

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jimmy-ahlbach/


Paulie Adamo

Paul Ferdinand Adamo


Born:
January 11, 1907
Hoboken, NJ

Died:
February 29, 1972
Hoboken, NJ


Career
Panzer College of Physical Education  - East Orange, NJ (College)
1928-29 Hoboken Saints (Independent)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Wilmington (EL)
1930-31 Wilmington (TSL)
1930-31 Hoboken Saints (Independent)
1931-32 Wilmington Cardinals (EBL)
1931-32 Union City Reds (NBL)
1931-32 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1932-33 Wilmington Cats (EBL)
1932-33 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1933-34 Hoboken Thoutots / Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Union City Reds (ABL)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Pittston (NYPA)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 Jersey Reds (ABL) Head coach / player
1941-42 Pittsfield (NYSL)
1942-43 Original Celtics (Independent)
1945-46 Jersey Reds (Independent) Head coach / player
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL) Head coach

Born in New Jersey to Baldwin and Concetta Adamo, Pail went to the old Panzer College of Physical Education in New Jersey (which in 1958 would merge with Montclair State Teachers College to become Montclair University). He would be one of the leading scorers in the American and Eastern leagues. He served in the Army during World War 2, and after the war, returned to the Jersey Reds, now an independent team, as a player and head coach. He would quit as a player after the year, but started the 1946-47 season as the head coach of the Jersey City Atoms. He was dismissed after the club lost their first four games.

Paulie married Margaret Kenny (1908-1997) in 1930

Source:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 1, 1938

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/paulie-adamo/


Thursday, December 7, 2017

1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)

1928-29 TRENTON ROYAL BENGALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
12-16 .429, 6th place
Second Half:
4-8 .333, 6th place


Head Coaches: 
  • Tom Barlow (July 9. 1896 - September 26, 1983) 6-9 Also played. See below
  • Harry Hough (June 1, 1883 - April 20, 1935) 4-6 
  • Lou Sugarman  (October 10, 1889 - June 14, 1951) 6-9 Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Paulie Adamo (January 11, 1907 - February 29, 1972)
Biography

  • Jimmy Ahlbach (July 11, 1903 - December 31, 1995)
Biography 

  • Tom Barlow (July 9. 1896 - September 26, 1983)
Biography

  • Soup Campbell (December 24, 1897 - March 5, 1942)
Biography

  • Al Cooper (February 23, 1904 - 1993)
Biography

  • Frank DeBoskey (1908 - May 23, 1953)
Biography
 
  • Peanuts Gorczynski (June 4, 1905 - February 16, 1993)
Biography 

  • Mark Harper (August 11, 1904 - September 17, 1995)
Biography 


  • Ted Kearns (January 1, 1900 - December 21, 1949)
Biography

  • Al Kellett (October 30, 1901 - July 14, 1960)
Biography


  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


Elijah Norris
  • Chick Passon (May 30, 1900 - February 27, 1989)
Biography

Frank Radice
  • Lou Sugarman (October 10, 1889 - June 14, 1951)
Biography

  • Jerry Sullivan (June 5, 1896 - March 17, 1972)
Biography

  • Fritz Wesslock (October 20, 1905 - March 5, 1972)
Biography

1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)

1928-29 ROCHESTER CENTRALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
11-15 .423, 7th place
Second Half:
7-7 .500, 4th place


Head Coaches:
  • Nick Harvey (February 6, 1892 - September 21, 1963) 17-23
  • Johnny Murphy (March 6, 1889 - March 5, 1976)  7-5

PLAYERS:
  • Babe Artus (November 29, 1898 - June 11, 1984)
Biography

  • Phil Barlow (March 2, 1902 - January 3, 1986)
Biography

  • Marty Barry (May 7, 1899 - November 1983)
Biography

  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Chuck Gillium (May 2, 1905 - August 10, 1935)
Biography 

  • Bob Grody (April 25, 1900 - June 21, 1982)
Biography

  • Joe Kellmurray (April 27, 1901 - December 6, 1946)
Biography

  • Lloyd Kintzing (November 30, 1905 - January 1972)
Biography 

  • Dip Murray (May 20, 1894 - August 22, 1972)
Biography


Elijah Norris
  • Buck Pierson (January 25, 1904 - March 20, 1973)
Biography

  • Lou Rabin (December 30, 1904 - January 7, 1984)
Biography

  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973)
Biography

  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Bill Uhlen (December 25, 1902 - May 18, 1985)
Biography




1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

1928-29 PATERSON WHIRLWINDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
6-19 .240, 8th place
Second Half:
3-9 .250, 8th place

Head Coaches:
  • Pop Morgenweck (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995) 6-22
  • Artie Powers (August 25, 1894 - January 14, 1980) 3-6 Also played. See below.

PLAYERS:
  • Tony Calland (September 2, 1902 - October 15, 1997)
Biography

  • Pierre Dolan (July 14, 1901 - December 1975)
Biography 

  • Jimmy Gordon (1905? - 1969?)
Biography

  • Bob Griebe (March 7, 1895 - January 13, 1969)
Biography

  • Nick Harvey (February 6, 1892 - September 21, 1963)
Biography

  • Mickey Husta (September 21, 1899 - December 1982)
Biography


  • Harry Knoblauch (April 21, 1898 - March 10. 1986)
Biography


  • Hank Knudsen (September 16, 1905 - November 26, 1974)
Biography 

  • Moyer Krakovitch (November 14, 1907 - February 21, 1985)
Biography

  • Charlie Lajeskie (October 29, 1898 - February 13, 1968)
Biography

  • Stretch Langdell (June 17, 1907 - July 20, 1968)
Biography

Siggy Makofski
Leo Malone

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


Jake Moskow
Mike Music


  • Chick Passon (May 30, 1900 - February 27, 1989)
Biography

Jim Picken
Artie Powers

  • Harry Riconda (March 17, 1897 - November 15, 1958)
Biography 

  • Frank Roxbury (February 10, 1906 - April 20, 1978)
Biography

  • Reds Sherr (February 2, 1905 - August 4, 1978)
Biography

  • Lefty Topel (March 25, 1896 - March 29, 1943)
Biography
Fats Wyka
Gus Yerkes


1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)

1928-29 NEW YORK HAKOAHS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
13-16 .448, 5th place
Second Half:
5-9 .357, 5th place


  • Head Coach: Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995) Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Davey Banks (c.1901 - August 24, 1952)
Biography


  • Gaza Chizmadia (January 12, 1906 - April 23, 1987)
Biography 

  • Doc Edelstein (January 22, 1903 - February 3, 1973)
Biography

  • Sonny Gluck (April 20, 1902 - February 1, 1973)
Biography 

  • Irv Goldberg (November 23, 1904 - December 13, 1985)
Biography 

  • Bob Griebe (March 7, 1895 - January 13, 1969)
Biography

  • Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995)
Biography


  • Hank Knudsen (September 16, 1905 - November 26, 1974)
Biography 

  • Willie "Squire" McDonald  
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


Ted Meisel
  • Jammy Moskowitz (October 9, 1904 - March 4, 1999)
Biography

Bill Schein
  • Reds Sherr (February 2, 1905 - August 4, 1978)
Biography

  • Henry "Red" Skurnick  
Biography


  • Lefty Topel (March 25, 1896 - March 29, 1943)
Biography

Red Wolfe

1928-29 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)

1928-29 FORT WAYNE HOOSIERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
18-10 .643, 2nd place
Second Half:
11-3 .786, 1st place
ABL Championship: Lost to Cleveland, 4-0


Head Coaches: 
  • Ralph Miller (February 29, 1896 - March 18, 1939) Also played. See Below

PLAYERS:
  • Benny Borgmann (November 2, 1898 - November 11, 1978)
Biography

  • Shang Chadwick (June 9, 1901 - October 3, 1973)
Biography

  • Gaza Chizmadia (January 12, 1906 - April 23, 1987)
Biography 

  • George Glasco (April 7, 1901 - December 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Mark Harper (August 11, 1904 - September 17, 1995)
Biography 

  • Bill McElwain (October 9, 1905 - November 27, 1981)
Biography

  • Ralph Miller (February 29, 1896 - March 18, 1939)
Biography

  • Elmer Ripley (July 21, 1891 - April 29, 1982)
Biography 

  • Rusty Saunders (March 12, 1906 - November 24, 1967)
Biography


  • Frank Shimek (June 17, 1900 - May 10, 1991)
Biography

1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)

1928-29 CLEVELAND ROSENBLUMS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
19-9 .679, 1st place
Second Half:
10-4 .714, 2nd place
ABL Championship - Defeated Fort Wayne, 4-0


  • Head Coach: Dave Kerr (February 3, 1896 - June 12, 1959) Also played. See Below


PLAYERS:
  • Pete Barry (November 16, 1896 - August 29, 1968)
Biography

  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Soup Campbell (December 24, 1897 - March 5, 1942)
Biography

  • Dutch Dehnert (April 5, 1898 - April 20, 1979)
Biography


  • Richie Deighan (February 3, 1900 - March 3, 1987)
Biography

  • Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)
Biography

  • Carl Husta (April 8, 1902 - November 6, 1951)
Biography

  • Dave Kerr (February 3, 1896 - June 12, 1959)
Biography

  • Joe Lapchick (April 12, 1900 - August 10, 1970)
Biography


  • Pug Mahoney (July 21, 1909 - December 2, 1963)
Biography 

Leo Malone
Hubs McCord

  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Henry "Red" Skurnick  
Biography











1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

1928-29 CHICAGO BRUINS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
15-12 .556, 3rd place
Second Half:
4-10 .286, 7th place


Head Coach:
  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973) 18-18 Also played. See below.
  • Ray Kennedy (November 10, 1893 - February 1976) 1-4 Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Bill Brown (born around 1903)
Biography

  • Gil Ely (September 27, 1898 - April 5, 1999)
Biography

  • Mark Harper (August 11, 1904 - September 17, 1995)
Biography

  • Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)
Biography

  • Al Kellett (October 30, 1901 - July 14, 1960)
Biography


  • Ray Kennedy (November 10, 1893 - February 1976)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


Nash

  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973)
Biography

  • Henry "Red" Skurnick  
Biography


Dick Sturtbridge
  • Lefty Topel (March 25, 1896 - March 29, 1943)
Biography

  • Tillie Voss (March 28, 1897 - December 14, 1975)
Biography

  • Whitey Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992)
Biography









1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

1928-29 BROOKLYN VISITATIONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
15-12 .556, 3rd place
Second Half:
10-4 .714, 2nd place


  • Head Coach: John Donlin (August 26, 1889 - November 22, 1964)

PLAYERS:
  • Joe Brennan (November 15, 1900 - May 10, 1989)
Biography

  • Tony Calland (September 2, 1902 - October 15, 1997)
Biography 

  • Red Conaty (February 12, 1904 - May 27, 1979)
Biography

  • Rody Cooney (May 17, 1902 - September 29, 1965)
Biography

  • John Frank (December 17, 1902 - January 1, 1977)
Biography

  • Harry Gill 
Biography
 
  • Pat Herlihy (c. 1910 - May 17, 1951)
Biography

  • Harry Knoblauch (April 21, 1898 - March 10. 1986)
Biography

Leo Malone
  • Willie "Squire" McDonald  
Biography

Dick Page
Red Pugh

  • Dutch Schulteiss (August 16, 1896 - October 8, 1987)
Biography

  • Willie Scrill (September 1, 1907 - November 23, 1977)
Biography

Victor Till
  • Bucky Williams 
Biography





Monday, December 4, 2017

Bucky Williams

Francis "Bucky" Williams


Born:



Died:




Career
1925-26 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Edison (Independent)
1926-27 Assumption Triangles - Brooklyn (Independent) 
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1926-27 Youngstown Bentleys (CBL)
1927-28 Catskill Howitzers (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Reading-Chester (TSL)
1932-33 Jamaica Corbetts (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1942-43 St Francis College - New York (College) Assistant coach
1943-44 St Francis College - New York (College) Assistant coach
1944-45 St Francis College - New York (College) Assistant coach
1945-46 St Francis College - New York (College) Assistant coach
1946-47 St Francis College - New York (College) Assistant coach
1947-48 St Francis College - New York (College) Assistant coach 

Not much found about Williams. He wound up as assistant coach at St Francis under Joe Brennan, but was not retained after Brennan left in 1948. He was rumored to be getting his own head coaching job in the south, but not sure if that ever materialized. I lose track of him after 1948.

Referred to as an "aggressive, chunky individual"

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bucky-williams/


Doc Whyte

Doc Whyte


Born:



Died:




Career
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)

Played one game for the Warriors on December 13, 1927. That's all I can find. There was a Doc Whyte from the Pittsburgh area who played baseball, but have not been able to determine if it is the same guy.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/doc-whyte/


Frank Stuchbury

Francis Aloysius Stuchbury


Born:
November 17, 1902
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
July 1981
Brooklyn, NY


Career
1919-20 St James Academy - New York (High School)
1920-21 St James Academy - New York (High School)
1921-22 West Brooklyn Assumption Crowns (Independent)
1922-23 West Brooklyn Assumption Crowns (Independent)
1923-24 West Brooklyn Assumption Crowns (Independent)
1924-25 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1924-25 West Brooklyn Assumption Triangles (Independent)
1925-26 West Brooklyn Assumption Triangles (Independent)
1925-26 Entente Club - Brooklyn (Independent)
1926-27 West Brooklyn Assumption Triangles (MBL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 NY Equitable Trust (Independent)
1930-31 Immaculate Big-Five (Independent)
1933-34 Dongan Big-Five (Independent)
1935-36 NY E.A Pearce & Co. (WSAABL)
1937-38 Bay Ridge Pros (Independent)

From Brooklyn, Stuchury played around his hometown until he was signed by the Detroit Cardinals in the ABL in 1927. When the team disbanded halfway into the season, Stuchbury was out but would return to the ABL in 1929. He played in the New York area a bit on and off through 1938.

His younger brother, Arthur, would also play basketball around New York.

His name is spelled "Stuchberry" in some sources.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-stuchberry/


Frank Sibley

Frank Harrison Sibley


Born:
July 15, 1903
Nova Scotia, Canada

Died:
February 25, 1981
Dallas, TX


Career
1918-19 Emerson High School - Gary, IN (High School)
1919-20 Emerson High School - Gary, IN (High School)
1925-26 Indiana University (College)
1926-27 Indiana University (College)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Hammond Colonials - Indiana (Independent)
1927-28 Hammond Trust - Indiana (Independent)

Born in Canada and raised in Gary, Indiana, Sibley was the captain of the football team at Indiana University and would later play some professional basketball. Sibley would later operated service stations in Logansport and Marion, Indiana

He married Ione Nixon in 1928 and they had three sons and a daughter.


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-sibley/


Joey Sheehan

Joseph F. Sheehan


Born:
August 26, 1905
Camden, NJ

Died:
November 23, 1978
Camden, NJ


Career
1921-22 Camden Catholic - New Jersey (High School)
1922-23 Camden Catholic - New Jersey (High School)
1925-26 Villanova University (College)
1926-27 Villanova University (College)
1925-26 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)
1928-29 Millville (SJL)
1928-29 Hazelton (PSL)
1929-30 Pattison (EBL)
1930-31 Kennett Square (EBL)
1930-31 Archibald (PSL)
1931-32 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1931-32 Wilmington Cardinals (EBL)
1932-33 Wilmington Cats (EBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1933-34 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)

Sheehan was a basketball and baseball player at Villanova, and after graduating he pursued both on a professional and semi-professional level afterwards. (He allegedly played catcher in the Yankees farm system, but I have not found those records.)

He later worked as a plumber and died following a lengthy illness.

Joe and his wife, Julia, had three daughters and one son.

Source:
Courier-Post (Camden), November 25, 1978

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/joey-sheehan/


Willie Scrill

William Scrill


Born:
September 1, 1907
New York, NY

Died:
November 23, 1977
Hempstead, NY


Career
1925-26 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (NLN)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1932-33 Pittston (PSL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 Pittston (PSL)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 Jersey Reds (ABL)

Scrill grew up in Brooklyn, and after high school, he would begin nine seasons with the Visitations followed with another three with the Jersey Reds.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/willie-scrill/


Frank Roxbury

James G. "Frank" Roxbury


Born:
February 10, 1906
Manhattan, NY

Died:
April 20, 1978
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Career
1925-26 Passaic Mets (MBL)
1926-27 West Brooklyn Assumption Triangles (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1930-31 Wilmington (TSL)
1933-34 Dongan Caseyettes (Independent) Head coach / player
1934-35 Brooklyn Council K of C (Independent) Head coach
1935-36 Parish Club of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Brooklyn (Independent)
1938-39 Columbus Council K of C - Brooklyn (Independent) Head coach
1939-40 Columbus Council K of C - Brooklyn (Independent) Head coach
1940-41 Columbus Council K of C - Brooklyn (Independent) Head coach

After the Cardinals folded, Roxbury was picked up by the Centrals, joining them on January 6, 1928. He would go on to coach around Brooklyn after his playing days.

Roxbury moved from Brooklyn to Florida in 1973.

He married Marjorie Berry (1905-1979) and they had no children.

Source:
Fort Lauderdale News, April 22, 1978

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-roxbury/


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Prescott

Prescott


Born:



Died:




Career
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)

Played one game for the Warriors

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/prescott/

Sam Moorehead

Samuel Henry Moorehead


Born:
October 4, 1892
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
September 1982
Philadelphia, PA


Career
1915-16 Philadelphia Hancocok (ALP)
1917-18 Jasper Jewels (EBL)
1917-18 Philadelphia St. Columbia (ALP)
1919-20 Philadelphia Dobson (ALP)
1919-20 Harrisburg Independents (Independent)
1920-21 Philadelphia Hancock (ALP)
1920-21 Harrisburg Independents (Independent)
1921-22 Philadelphia Hancock (Independent)
1921-22 St. Elizabeth Five (Independent)
1921-22 Harrisburg (EBL)
1921-22 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Philadelphia St.Peter’s (PBL)
1922-23 Atlantic City Garden Pier Five (Independent)
1922-23 Pottsville Big-Five (Independent)
1923-24 Pottsville Big-Five (Independent)
1923-24 Hazleton Professionals (Independent)
1923-24 Philadelphia St.Peter’s (PBL)
1924-25 Philadelphia  (PBL)
1924-25 Tri-Council (PBL)
1925-26 Philadelphia Cranes (EBL)
1925-26 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1926-27 Ocean City (SJL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1927-28 Pattison (PBL)
1927-28 Ocean City (SJL)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)
1928-29 Ocean City (SJL)
1928-29 Hazelton-Wilkes Barre (PSL)
1929-30 Pattison (EBL)
1930-31 Philadelphia Turners-Camden (EBL)
1931-32 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)

The Philadelphia native Moorehead but together a long basketball career covering almost two decades. He largely stayed close to Philly throughout his career.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/sam-moorehead/


Butch Meyers

Howard Alexander "Butch" Meyers


Born:
August 3, 1907
Scranton, PA

Died:
April 5, 1990
Jacksonville, FL


Career
1925-26 Technical High School - Scranton (High School)
1926-27 Technical High School - Scranton (High School)
1926-27 Dunmore (CL)
1927-28 Washington Palace Five / Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1927-28 Old Forge-Carbondale (PSL)
1928-29 Carbondale (PSL)
1929-30 Carbondale (PSL)
1932-33 Dunmore (PSL)
1933-34 Dunmore (PSL)

A basketball and baseball star at Technical High School in Scranton, Meyers starting playing pro basketball right out of high school. He played semi-pro baseball for a few years before enrolling at Springfield College In Massachusetts in 1929. He graduated in 1932, and returned to baseball, signing with the Scranton club in the New York Penn League. The infielder was promoted to Buffalo in the International League a couple seasons later, and even earned an invitation to the Boston Bees spring training camp, but was one of the last players cut before the team went north in 1936. He played baseball a little bit longer, until 1939, before calling it quits. He played basketball in the off season for a few seasons, including a season in the ABL. He started the 1927-28 season with Washington, and was one of the few players who transferred to Brooklyn when Washington was replaced in midseason by Brooklyn.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=meyers001how

Source:
Scranton Republican, February 16, 1928
Scranton Republican, February 8, 1936
Wilkes-Barre Record, March 14, 1936

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/howie-meyers/


Elky Maister Updated

As I researched Elky Maister's brother Mickey, I was able to piece a little bit of Elky's past together, like a complete birthdate and a year of death.

Previously I knew he was born somewhere in 1907, 1908 and 1909. I aslo knew he was living in Trenton in 1957. Recently, I found a registry from a trip he took to Cuba that listed his birthdate as July 14, 1908. The record refers to him as "Ebby" not "Elky" but that could easily be a mistake in transcribing his name. The city of birth is Trenton, so this piece fits.

Then, a Geni search tells us the Elky, who also went by "Alex," died in 1961. Exact date still unknown.

Elky Maister (1908-1961)

Hash McNeil

Harry "Hash" McNeil


Born:
March 2, 1900
Rochester, NY

Died:
August 11, 1977
Penfield, NY


Career
West High School - Rochester (High School)
1919-20 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1920-21 Pittsford Perinton (Independent)
1920-21 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1921-22 Pittsford Perinton (Independent)
1921-22 Rochester K of C (Independent)
1921-22 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1922-23 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1922-23 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1923-24 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1924-25 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1924-25 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1925-26 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1925-26 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1926-27 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1927-28 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1927-28 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1927-28 Rochester Oldsmobile (Independent)
1928-29 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1928-29 Rochester Oldsmobile (Independent)
1929-30 Rochester Kodaks (Independent)
1929-30 Rochester Aviators (Independent)
1930-31 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1931-32 Rochester Centrals (Independent)
1932-33 Rochester Centrals (Independent)
1933-34 Rochester (Independent)
1934-35 Rochester (NYSL)
1940-41 Salem Church - Rochester (Independent) Head coach
1941-42 Salem Church - Rochester (Independent) Head coach

Harry was born to Frederick and Nellie McNeil and grew up in Rochester, New York. After graduating from West HS in Rochester, McNeil staring working in the shipping and receiving department at Kodak in 1918. He would be employed with Kodak through 1965 when he retired. Hash started playing basketball on the company team and would wind up playing for other teams around Buffalo and Rochester, and signed with the Rochester Centrals in the ABL in November of 1927. After playing into the mid 30's, he would find himself occasionally coach youth team.

Hash and his wife had two sons.



Source:
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester), August 13, 1977

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/hash-mcneil/

Mickey Maister

Michael William Maister


Born:
June 28, 1904
Trenton, NJ

Died:
May 15, 1994
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Career
1925-26 Syracuse University (College)
1926-27 William & Mary (College)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1927-28 Millville (SJL)
1928-29 Philadelphia SPHA's (Independent)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)
1928-29 State Teachers College - New Jersey (College)
1929-30 Pattison (EBL)
1930-31 Pattison (EBL)

Born to Jacob and Fannie Meister, Mickey (or Mike) went to Syracuse University and played football and basketball as a freshman. However, in his sophomore season, he was declared academically ineligible and left school. He went to William & Mary but left to play pro basketball after one year.

His younger brother Elky played pro basketball in the 1930's.

Source:
Syracuse Hoops

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/mickey-maister/


Pug Mahoney

Jerome Patrick "Pug" Mahoney Jr.


Born:
July 21, 1909
Erie, PA

Died:
December 2, 1963
Titusville, PA


Career
1923-24 East High School - Erie, PA (High School)
1924-25 East High School - Erie, PA (High School)
1925-26 East High School - Erie, PA (High School)
1927-28 Erie Hammer Mills (Independent)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Corry Keystones (Independent)
1929-30 Erie Clare Jewelers (Independent)
1930-31 Buffalo Bisons (Independent)
1930-31 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1930-31 Cleveland Favorite Knits (Independent)
1931-32 House of David (Independent)
1932-33 House of David (Independent)

Born  in Erie to Jerome and Catherine Mahoney, Pug graduated from East High school and immediately began playing pro basketball. He would play for the Rosenblums for two years and eventually wold wind up on the House of David traveling team. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 2, stationed in Europe and Africa. He was also a pitcher, playing briefly in the Blue Ridge League and also touring with the House of David baseball team.

He married Josephine Rog in 1936 and they had one daughter.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=mahone001jer

Source:
Oil City Derrick, December 4, 1963

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/pug-mahoney/


Friday, December 1, 2017

Whitey Littell

Lyle E. "Whitey" Littell


Born:
April 12, 1904
Beaver Falls, PA

Died:
February 26, 1982
Beaver Falls, PA


Career
1921-22 Beaver Falls High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1922-23 Beaver Falls High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1923-24 Darlington A.A. - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1924-25 Beaver Falls Corks (Independent)
1924-25 Pittsburgh Morrys (WPL)
1925-26 Pittsburgh Morrys (Independent)
1926-27 Pittsburgh Morrys (CBL)
1927-28 McKeesport Cyclers (Independent)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Pittsburgh Morrys (Independent)
1928-29 Butler Armcos (Independent)
1929-30 Homestead (CBL)

Born to Joseph and Ada Littell, Littell grew up in Beaver Falls and after high school, played with the Morrys and eventually the Rosenblums in the ABL.

He was married to Blanche Loughery (1905-1966) and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/whitey-littell/


Dutch Krizenecky

Frank Krizenecky


Born:
1904
Chicago, IL

Died:
May 18, 1950
Chicago, IL


Career
Purdue University (College)
1922-23 Chicago Armour Post (Independent)
1924-25 North Chicago (Independent)
1924-25 Chicago New Home AC (Independent)
1925-26 Beloit Faries (Independent)
1926-27 Chicago (Independent)
1927-28 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Chicago Nationals (Independent)
1927-28 Holland Furnaces (Independent)
1928-29 Beloit Fairies (Independent)
1931-32 House of David (Independent)
1932-33 House of David (Independent)
1933-34 House of David (Independent)
1934-35 Chicago Duffy Florals (Independent)
1934-35 Cicero Elks (Independent)

The Chicago-area athlete played basketball, and afterwards worked as a referee and as a trainer of the NFL's Chicago Cardinals. In 1947, Dutch collapsed during a Cardinals game against the Green Bay Packers. He was bedridden until his death in 1950.

He and his wife, Emily, had one father.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dutch-krizenecky/


Pip Koehler

Horace Levering "Pip" Koehler


Born:
January 16, 1902
Gilbert, PA

Died:
December 8, 1986
Tacoma, WA


Career
1921-22 Penn State University (College)
1922-23 Penn State University (College)
1923-24 Pittsburgh Morrys (Independent)
1924-25 Pittsburgh Morrys (Independent)
1925-26 Philadelphia Cranes (EBL)
1926-27 Pittsburgh Morrys (CBL)
1927-28 Fort Wayne Hosiers (ABL)
1928-29 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1929-30 Toledo Red Men (NPBL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)
1931-32 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1932-33 Toledo Crimson Coaches (NPBL)
1933-34 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1934-35 Kingston (NYSL)
1936-37 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1937-38 Toledo Borgelts (Independent)
1937-38 Brooklyn Visitations (NBL)

A baseball and basketball player at Penn State, Koehler joined up with the well-known Morrys out of Pittsburgh. He managed to sign with John McGraw's New York Giants in 1925, going right to the major leagues after a good showing in spring training. After playing one game with the Giants, he was farmed out to Reading in the American Association. He would return to the Giants later that season, but was let go at the end of the season. He would play professional basketball through 1942, but would never make it back to he major leagues. During this time, he would continue to play professional basketball through 1938. He would later work as a baseball scout in the Pacific Northwest for the Cincinnati Reds before dying of a heart attack.

Pip and his wife, Corrine, had one son.

Major League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/koehlpi01.shtml

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/pip-koehler/


Babe Klotz

Ralph Truman "Babe" Klotz


Born:
October 23, 1900
Palmerton, PA

Died:
June 15, 1962
Sellersville, PA


Career
1917-18 Girard College (College)
1918-19 Philadelphia SPHA's (ALP)
1919-20 Philadelphia SPHA's (ALP)
1919-20 North Philadelphia Americans (EBL)
1919-20 De Neri Daisies (EBL)
1920-21 Philadelphia Phillies (EBL)
1921-22 Reading Bears (EBL)
1921-22 Philadelphia SPHA's (Independent)
1922-23 Tri-Council–SPHAS (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1924-25 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1925-26 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1926-27 St.Boniface (PBL)
1926-27 Ocean City (SJL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1927-28 Pattison (PBL)
1927-28 Ocean City (SJL)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)
1928-29 Bridgeton (SJL)
1929-30 Camden (EBL)
1930-31 Germantown (TCL)

Born to Allen and Minnie Klotz, Babe was a basketball and track star at Girard College and would go on to a long basketball career, mainly with the SPHA's. He was a civil engineer, joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1920. He was a pioneer in river dredging techniques, mainly known for the sump rehandling method. He retired in 1953, and died of a heart attack in 1962.

He married Emma Anthony and they had two daughters.

Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 1962

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/babe-klotz/