Thursday, October 26, 2017

Frank Shimek

Francis Joseph Shimek

June 17, 1900
Iowa City, IA

May 10, 1991
Burlington, IA

1917-18 Iowa City High School (High School)
1919-20 University of Iowa (College)
1920-21 University of Iowa (College)
1921-22 University of Iowa (College)
1922-23 Muscatine Muskies - Iowa (Independent)
1923-24 Muscatine Muskies - Iowa (Independent)
1924-25 Fort Wayne Caseys (Independent)
1925-26 Fort Wayne Caseys (ABL)
1926-27 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1927-28 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1928-29 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1931-32 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1932-33 Fort Wayne Chiefs (NPBL)
1933-34 Babe Didrikson All-Americans (Independent)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Kingston (NYSL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)

The son of Bohumil Shimek, who was a noted botanist at the University of Iowa, and Anna Shimek, Frank lettered in basketball and baseball at Iowa before a long professional basketball career, mainly with the Fort Wayne Caseys in the ABL. He worked at the Iowa Army Ammunation Plant through World War 2 and beyond, retiring in 1967.

Frank married Bernardine Bombei in 1947.

Iowa City Press-Citizen, June 7, 1991


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