Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Harry Riconda

Henry Paul "Harry" Riconda

March 17, 1897
New York, NY

November 15, 1958
Mahopac, NY

1918-19 Staten Island Minesweepers (Independent)
1919-20 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1919-20 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1919-20 New York Whirlwinds (Independent)
1919-20 NY MacDowell Lycieum (Independent)
1920-21 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1920-21 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1920-21 Brooklyn Arcadians (Independent)
1921-22 Amsterdam (NYSL)
1921-22 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1921-22 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1921-22 Easthampton Hampers (IL)
1921-22 Springfield Gunners (IL)
1921-22 Brooklyn Brooklyns (Independent)
1922-23 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1922-23 Philadelphia Jewels (EBL)
1923-24 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1923-24 Kingston Shirtmakers (MBL)
1923-24 Greenpoint Knights of St Anthony (MBL)
1924-25 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1925-26 Perth Amboy Amboyans / Passiac Mets (MBL)
1925-26 Philadelphia SPHAS (Independent)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Raiders (NYN)
1926-27 Philadelphia Quakers (ABL)
1927-28 Albany Senators (MBL)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)

A notable athlete from New York City, Riconda signed to play the infield for Springfield, Massachusetts, baseball team in 1916, and in 1917 moved on to New Haven. He would enter the U.S. Army in 1917 and served his country in World War 1. After his return from the war, he returned to athletics. He began play pro basketball while continuing to pursue his baseball career. He returned to the diamond in New Haven, and after a 1922 season that saw him bat .335, he was purchased by Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. Through 1931, he would bounce back and forth between the minors and majors with time on the Pirates, Dodgers, Reds and the Braves. The baseball off-season was very busy for him during this time. He played for various basketball teams each winter around the Mid-Atlantic states.

In 1958, Riconda took a vacation away from his home in New York City at nearby Lake Mahopac. While there, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

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