Thursday, March 16, 2017

Joe Benson

Joseph Walter Babinski Benson

January 10, 1912
Adrian, PA

June 15, 1996
Warren, MI

1934-35 Vandervoort (Detroit Basketball Association)
1935-36 Windsor Cooper Buses (MBC)
1935-36 Hughey-Dodge - Detroit (Independent)
1936-37 Dodge (Detroit Athletic League)

Born to Joseph and Katarina Babinski, Joe was given the name Benson to shield him from the anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States at the time. The family moved from coal country in Pennsylvania to Detroit, where Benson played semi-pro basketball around the city and across the river in Windsor.

He married Regina Jaworski (1916-1983) in 1935



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