Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1947-48 Bellingham Fircrests (PCBL)

1947-48 BELLINGHAM FIRCRESTS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Finished: 
First Half: 21-10 .677, 2nd place
Second Half: 14-7 .667, 1st place

Playoffs - Forfeited to Seattle

The team with the best overall record in the PCBL in 1947-48, Bellingham added Vancouver's Norm Baker to the roster for the playoffs. Bellingham defeated Seattle in the opening game, 84-77. Don Baker, Seattle's owner, protested the acquisition of Baker, and the League President Ray Clark (also part-owner of Portland) declared the game a forfeit. Bellingham appealed, threatening to withdraw from the playoffs if the decision. It stood, and Bellingham walked away.
  • Head Coach: Gale Bishop (June 4, 1922 - December 26, 2003) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Al Akins (June 13, 1921 - August 29, 1995)
Biography 

  • Gale Bishop (June 4, 1922 - December 26, 2003)
Biography

  • Hank Chamberlin (March 17, 1919 - November 7, 2009)
Biography

  • Bobby Dorr (May 17, 1917 - July 28, 2005)
Biography

  • Cliff Gaffney (December 30, 1920 - June 13, 2014)
Biography 

  • Elmer Gainer (November 22, 1918 - September 29, 1970)
Biography

  • Al Maul (November 27, 1923 - September 30, 1997)
Biography

  • Chuck Patterson (August 2, 1914 - October 1, 1988)
Biography

  • Roy Wark (July 10, 1922 - June 6, 2005)
Biography

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