Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dutch Guenther

Walter Emil "Dutch" Guenther

February 1, 1899
Fitchburg, MA

June 2, 1962

1917-18 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (Independent)
1918-19 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (Independent)
1919-20 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1920-21 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1921-22 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1922-23 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1922-23 Greenfield AA Greens (IBL)
1922-23 Fitchburg (Independent)
1923-24 Amsterdam Flashes (NYSL)
1923-24 Fitchburg (Independent)
1923-24 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1924-25 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Waterbury (CSL)

Born to Emil and Annie Guenther, Dutch learned to play basketball in church leagues around his native Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the game. He signed on to play with the Red Tops when he was 18, and played pro basketball for the next decade with various teams, including Boston, Cleveland and Chicago of the ABL.

Warren Tribune, December 9, 1925
Harrisburg Telegraph, December 12, 1925


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