Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gaza Chizmadia

Gaza John Chizmadia

January 12, 1906
Elizabeth, NJ

April 23, 1987
St. Petersburg, FL

1925-26 Perth Amboy Amboyans (MBL)
1926-27 Washington Palce Five (ABL)
1926-27 Lorain Lions (CBL)
1927-28 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1928-29 Fort Wayne Hooisers (ABL)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Bridgeton (TSL)
1930-31 Honesdale (PSL)
1930-31 Metuchen American Legion - New Jersey (Independent)
1931-32 Union City Reds (MBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1932-33 Union City Reds(MBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1933-34 Union City Reds (ABL)
1933-34 New Britain Palce (ABL)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1933-34 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1934-35 Newark Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1934-35 Camden (EBL)
1935-36 Paterson Panthers / Trenton Moose (ABL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Nanticoke (PSL)
1935-36 Bridgeton (EBL)
1936-37 Atlantic City Sandsnipers (ABL)
1937-38 Brownstown (TCL)
1937-38 Trenton (NLNP)

A popular high-scoring forward in the east, Gaza played for many years in various leagues and changed teams frequently. One of many forgotten stars of his era, he also played nine seasons in the ABL

Later a policeman at Perth Amboy, Chizmadia was very active in putting together reunions of old-time basketball players throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis in his later years.



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