Friday, October 13, 2017

Richie Deighan

Richard Anthony Deighan

February 3, 1900
Florence Township, NJ

March 3, 1987
Cherry Hill, NJ

1919-20 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1920-21 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1920-21 Plymouth Shawnees (EBL)
1920-21 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1921-22 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Elizabeth (MBL)
1922-23 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia Cathedral (PBL)
1923-24 Holy Majors (Independent)
1924-25 Philadelphia Cathedral (PBL)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (PBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (PBL)
1924-25 Tamaqua (AnBL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1929-30 Toledo Redmen (NPBL)
1930-31 Bridgeton (TSL) Head coach / player
1931-32 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)

Some records say he was born in 1899.

Deighan was a long-time professional basketball player in the 1910's and 20's, largely in New Jersey. He played for the Cleveland Rosenblums for four seasons in the ABL, and returned to the ABL in 1933 with the Camden Brewers. He also played a few years of minor league baseball.

Along with his brother and fellow pro basketball player, Neil, Richie owned a few taverns in Pennsauken and Camden, and also worked in real estate until retiring in the mid 1980's.

He and his wife, Helen, had one son.

Minor League Baseball Stats

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, 1987
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), March 5, 1987


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