Thursday, March 16, 2017

Carl Apple

Carl Winnell "Red" Apple


Born:
August 26, 1907
Cookville, TN

Died:
February 13, 1983
Detroit, MI


Career
1927-28 Detroit Michigan Centrals (Independent)
1928-29 Detroit Michigan Centrals (Independent)
1928-29 Toledo Red Men (Independent) - played three seasons for them total
1929-30 Detroit/Jackson Olympics (NPBL) 
1930-31 Detroit Grand Trunk (Independent)
1930-31 Masked Marvels - Detroit (Independent) 
1931-32 Fintex - Detroit (Independent)
1932-33 Detroit Grand Trunk (Independent)
1933-34 Tivoli Brewers - Detroit (Independent)
1934-35 Lanyon Coal - Michigan (Independent)
1935-36 Windsor Cooper Buses (MBC)
1935-36 Hughey-Dodge (Detroit Athletic League)
1936-37 Hughey-Dodge (Detroit Athletic League) 
1937-38 Hack Shoes (Detroit Athletic League)
1939-40 Mayor Kanar - Detroit (Detroit Athletic League)
1940-41 Sam's (Detroit Athletic League)
Pulaski Post (Independent)

Born to Isaac (1889-1943) and Malinda Goolsby Apple (1888-1968) in Cookville, Tennessee, Carl and his family moved to Detroit in the late 1910's. He attended Western High School in Detroit, but did not play basketball until after high school. He played basketball around Detroit for many years, with a reputation as a hard-nosed player.

He married Eleanor Polczynski, had two sons.

Source:
Detroit Free Press, January 2, 1938
Detroit Free Press, April 5, 1941

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/carl-apple/

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