Monday, October 16, 2017

Gil Ely

Gilbert Clerc Ely

September 27, 1898
West Unity, OH

April 5, 1999
Bryan, OH

1922-23 University of Michigan (College)
1923-24 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1924-25 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1924-25 Huntginton Legionaires (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Flint Big Reds (Independent)
1927-28 Toledo Redmen (Independent)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)
1937-38 Toledo Borgelts (Independent)

Born to George and Ada Ely in West Unity, Ohio, Gil grew up in nearby Pioneer, Ohio, and enlisted the army on October of 1918, but World War 1 ended a month later and Ely was discharged in December. He attended the University of Michigan after afterwards played basketball professionally for many years. He splayed with the Pulaski Post team in Detroit for many years, including with the team when they entered the ABL. He left the team before the end of the season, and joined Cleveland just in time for the playoffs.

He later became a physician and was 100 years old when he died in 1999.



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