Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1947-48 Astoria Royal Chinooks (PCBL)

1947-48 ASTORIA ROYAL CHINOOKS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Finished: 
First Half: 11-19 .367, 5th place
Second Half: withdrew

The Astoria team withdrew from the league after the first half, on February 2, 1948. "We have come to the conclusion that the limited population of Astoria and surrounding communities will not support major league professional basketball." - William C Palmberg, manager
  • Head Coach: Wally Palmberg (March 7, 1912 - February 12, 2006) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Erland Anderson (March 25, 1923 - June 11, 1981)
Biography 

  • Ken Hays (September 29, 1924 - July 20, 2006)
Biography 

  • Dave Howard  
Biography

  • Ty Lovelace (b. April 12, 1928)
Biography 

  • Bill Magruder (January 10, 1924 - February 24, 2007)
Biography 

  • Wally Palmberg (March 7, 1912 - February 12, 2006)
Biography 

  • Frank Smith (July 14, 1918 - October 5, 1984)
Biography 

  • Jim Vernon (May 5, 1921 - October 9, 2000)
Biography
 
  • Bob Warren 
Biography 

  • Rube Wirkkunen (April 13, 1924 - September 24, 1974)
Biography

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