Monday, November 6, 2017

Pete Barry

John Peter "Pete" Barry

November 16, 1896
New York, NY

August 29, 1968
New York, NY

1914-15 Original Celtics (Independent)
1915-16 Original Celtics (Independent)
1916-17 Original Celtics (Independent)
1917-18 Military Service
1918-19 Military Service
1919-20 Original Celtics (Independent)
1919-20 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (EBL)
1920-21 Original Celtics (Independent)
1920-21 Pittsfield Hillies (NYSL)
1920-21 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)  
1921-22 Original Celtics (Independent)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1922-23 Original Celtics (Independent)
1922-23 Atlantic City Sandsnipers (EBL)
1922-23 New York Celtics (MBL)
1923-24 Original Celtics (Independent)
1924-25 Original Celtics (Independent)
1925-26 Original Celtics (Independent)
1926-27 New York / Hackensack (NYNL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Celtics (ABL)
1927-28 New York Celtics (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1930-31 Cleveland–Toledo (ABL)
1931-32 Original Celtics (Independent)
1932-33 Original Celtics (Independent)
1933-34 Original Celtics (Independent)
1934-35 Original Celtics (Independent)
1935-36 Paterson Panthers (ABL)
1936-37 New York Celtics (ABL)
1937-38 New York Celtics (ABL) Head coach
1944-45 Washington Capitols (ABL) Head coach

Pete played in over 2300 games over his 20+ years of pro basketball. He was known for being tough and scrappy, even playing one game with a broken collarbone.

After quitting basketball, Barry worked in the checking department of the Grace Lines until retiring in 1965. He died after suffering a heart attack in 1968.

He had at least one son, John.

Chicago Tribune, August 30, 1968


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