Friday, April 28, 2017

1946-47 Salem Trailblazers (PCBL)

1946-47 SALEM TRAILBLAZERS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Finished: 8-21 .276, 5th place


The Salem team was wrought with attendance problems, and by the end of January, were a team looking for a new home. They played in various venues, even giving Tacoma a try before merging with the floundering Spokane franchise in early February. The new team, called the Spokane Blazers, would eventually drop out of the league on February 17.
  • Head Coach: Len Yandle (February 6, 1911 - January 16, 2001) Also played. See Below


PLAYERS: 
  • Dick Anderson 
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  • Bill Anton (born c. 1918)
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  • Wally Beck  
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  • Bob Burns 
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  • Lowell Doud (October 23, 1922 - March 31, 2016)
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  • Dale Gentry (July 2, 1917 - June 27, 1968) - joined team after merging with Spokane
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  • Gray 
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  • Johnson 
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  • Johnny Kolb (September 2, 1917 - May 19, 1989)
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  • Ernie Maskovich (January 22, 1922 - November 27, 2004)
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  • Gay O'Brink (May 13, 1917 - September 8, 2008)
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  • Stretch Osterhaus (November 12, 1917 - November 28, 1997)
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  • Don Stitt (June 9, 1915 - June 18, 2007)
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  • Vince Stroyan (January 26, 1916 - April 9, 1988)
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  • Dave Teyama (March 18, 1923 - September 18, 2013)
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  • Jack Vaughn (July 5, 1923 - June 25, 2000)
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  • Len Yandle (February 6, 1911 - January 16, 2001)
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NOTE:   

Al McRae (July 18, 1921 - December 5, 2014) may have signed with the team in early February of 1947 as they merged with Spokane, but whether or not he played is uncertain at this time.
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Jack Riggins may have signed with the team in early February of 1947 as they merged with Spokane, but whether or not he played is uncertain at this time.
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