Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1947-48 Portland Indians (PCBL)

1947-48 PORTLAND INDIANS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Finished: 
First Half: 7-26 .212, 6th place
Second Half: 9-14 .391, 4th place

Playoffs -Finished 4-2, in round-robin to see who would join Seattle and Bellingham in the playoffs. They advanced, to play the winner of the Seattle - Bellingham best-of-5 series. Bellingham withdrew from the playoffs, leaving Portland to play Seattle for the title.
Portland defeated Seattle, 3-1.

  • Head Coaches:  
Johnny Bianco  (February 20, 1920 - January 14, 1977) Coached thru Dec 16. Also played. See below.
Roy Pflugrad (December 18, 1916 - January 4, 2012) Coached through Jan 2. Also played. See below.
Swede Roos (August 8, 1913 - January 30, 1979) Took over Jan 3 when the team was 2-17. Also played. See below.

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

  • Johnny Bianco (February 20, 1920 - January 14, 1977)
Biography 

  • Bill Bowen 
Biography 


  • Jack Butterworth (June 19, 1914 - October 19, 1998)
Biography

  • Don Durdan (September 21, 1920 - June 28, 1971)
Biography

  • Bill Dwyer 
Biography

  • Jackie Goldsmith (January 21, 1921 - February 15, 1968)
Biography

  • Mel Good  
Biography

  • Mike Hafenecker (September 19, 1924 - January 15, 1984)
Biography

  • Ken Hashhagen (April 6, 1913 - November 30, 1980)
Biography

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

  • Noble Jorgensen (May 18, 1925 - November 2, 1982)
Biography

  • Otto Kerber (May 20, 1922 - August 18, 1988)
Biography

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

  • Roy Pflugrad (December 18, 1916 - January 4, 2012)
Biography

  • Al Popick (January 14, 1924 - September 30, 2009)
Biography

  • Abel Rodrigues (January 16, 1922 - July 17, 2010)
Biography

  • Swede Roos (August 8, 1913 - January 30, 1979)
Biography

  • Ted Sarpola (July 28, 1916 - February 11, 1986)
Biography

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

  • Lyle "Tom" Smith (b. September 29, 1923)
Biography 

  • Don Stitt (June 9, 1915 - June 18, 2007)
Biography

  • Suds Sutherland (March 27, 1923 - June 3, 1999)
Biography

  • Bill Taitt (August 24, 1923 - September 1, 2004)
Biography 

  • Dave Teyema (March 18, 1923 - September 18, 2013)
Biography

  • Stan Williamson  (b. around 1925)
Biography

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