Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ed Wineapple

Edward "Lefty" Wineapple


Born:
August 10, 1905
Boston, MA

Died:
June 23, 1996
Delray Beach, FL


Career
1922-23 Salem High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1923-24 Salem High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1924-25 Salem High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1925-26 Syracuse University (College) Freshmen
1926-27 Providence College - Rhode Island (College)
1927-28 Providence College - Rhode Island (College)
1928-29 Providence College - Rhode Island (College)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1930-31 Miami Collegians (Independent)


Wineapple was a pitcher as well as a basketball player. After graduating from Salem HS in Massachusetts, where he once scored all 57 points in his school's 57-0 rout of a rival HS, he went to Syracuse where he would play basketball and baseball in his freshmen year. He transferred to Providence College, and was the only Jewish player on the team. His senior year, he became the first Jewish athlete to be named basketball All-American. He was signed by the Washington Senators after graduating from Providence and pitched in one game for them, throwing four innings against Detroit on September 15, 1929. He would bounce around the minor leagues through 1935, never again making it back to the majors. His professional basketball career was brief, with stops in Syracuse and Miami.

Ed and his wife Maxine had a son and a daughter.


Major League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wineaed01.shtml

Source:
Jews In Sports

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/eddie-wineapple/

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Williser

Williser


Born:



Died:




Career
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)

Williser (at the time of this blog) is not listed on PBE, but APBR has him playing one game and scoring 2 points. No other information is available.

Source:


Stats:
1 Game, 2 Pts.

Weaver

Weaver


Born:



Died:




Career
(High School)
(College)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Played one game for Paterson on December 1, 1929.

There was a player named Bucky Weaver who was playing for a semi-pro team in Asbury Park, New Jersey, at this time, but not sure if he is the Weaver who played with the Whirlwinds.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/weaver/

Ike Walton

Ike Walton


Born:



Died:




Career
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Ike played for Paterson for the first half of the 1929-30 season.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/ike-walton/

Roe

Roe


Born:



Died:




Career
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Played two games for Paterson

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/roe/

Willie Roach

William D. Roach


Born:
May 2, 1907
Syracuse, NY

Died:
September 1986
Camillus, NY


Career
1927-28 Syracuse All-Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Syracuse All-Americans (Independent)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)

Born in Syracuse to James and Audrey Roach.

He married Anna Lankiewicz sometime after 1960.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/willie-roach/

Happy Reilly

Edward?? "Happy" Reilly


Born:
1907??


Died:




Career
1928-29 Brooklyn St. Lucy’s CC (Independent)
1928-29 Brooklyn St. Lucy’s CC (Independent)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Carbondale (PSL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Dongans (Independent)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1934-35 Newark Mules (ABL)
1937-38 Brooklyn Visitations All-Stars (Independent)

Not much info to go on. May be from Staten Islands, but in a 1930 article, Reilly is referred to as an import from Paterson.


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/happy-reilly/


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Don Nagle

Donald G. Nagle


Born:
April 1, 1910
Paterson, NJ

Died:
September 16, 1951
NJ


Career
1926-27 Central High School - Paterson, NJ (High School)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1930-31 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1930-31 Philadelphia Elks (EBL)
1930-31 Chester (TSL)
1930-31 Archibald (PSL)
1931-32 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1931-32 Long Island Pro-Imps (MBL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Wilkes Barre (PSL)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1934-35 Utica (NYSL)

Born in Paterson, Nagle grew up in Hawthorne and after high school, he embark on a basketball career that saw him play six seasons including three in the ABL. He would work as a baker, and died in 1951 at the young age of 41.

He married Grace Steinbock and they had one daughter, Judith.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/don-nagle/


Monday, December 18, 2017

Stretch Murphy

Charles Carroll "Stretch" Murphy


Born:
April 10, 1907
Marion, IN

Died:
August 17, 1992
Tampa, FL


Career
1923-24 Marion High School - Indiana (High School)
1924-25 Marion High School - Indiana (High School)
1925-26 Marion High School - Indiana (High School)
1927-28 Purdue University (College)
1928-29 Purdue University (College)
1929-30 Purdue University (College)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Springfield Allen’s Yellowjackets (Independent)
1929-30 Chicago Majestics (Independent)
1929-30 Purdue All-Stars (Independent)
1929-30 Appleton Cords (Independent)
1930-31 Akron Firestones (Independent)
1931-32 Taylorville Doc’s Gang (Independent)
1932-33 Indianapolis Kautskys (NPBL)
1933-34 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME1960

From Marion, Indiana, "Stretch" was one of the game's first big men, at a time with most coaches stayed away from tall players due to their overall lack of athletic grace. the 6'7 Murphy changed that while at Purdue. He played with the Bruins of the ABL for one game, as well as other Midwestern teams over the early 1930's  He would go get his Master's Degree in Phys Ed at Columbia University. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1960.

He and his wife, Ruth, were married just short of 62 years.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/stretch-murphy/


Scotty McDougal

James Charles "Scotty" McDougal


Born:
August 18, 1906
Wayne County, MI

Died:
November 16, 1975
Cleveland, OH


Career
1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)

Scotty McDougal is apparently James C. McDougal, and played four games for the Rosies. He died in a car accident in 1975.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/scotty-mcdougal/


Branch McCracken

Emmett "Branch" McCracken


Born:
June 9, 1908
Monrovia, IN

Died:
June 4, 1970
Indianapolis, IN


Career
1927-28 Indiana University (College)
1928-29 Indiana University (College)
1929-30 Indiana University (College)
1929-30 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1930-31 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1931-32 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1931-32 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1932-33 Kokomo Kelts (NPBL)
1932-33 Muncie Whys (NPBL)
1932-33 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1933-34 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)
1933-34 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1934-35 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1935-36 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1936-37 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1937-38 Ball State University - Indiana (College) Head coach
1938-39 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1939-40 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1940-41 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1941-42 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1942-43 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1946-47 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1947-48 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1948-49 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1949-50 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1950-51 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1951-52 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1952-53 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1953-54 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1954-55 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1955-56 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1956-57 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1957-58 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1958-59 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1959-60 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1960-61 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1961-62 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1962-63 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1963-64 Indiana University (College) Head coach
1964-65 Indiana University (College) Head coach

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME1960


An outstanding player at Indiana, Branch was named the head coach of the basketball team at Ball State in 1930. He played some pro ball at this time, but it was on the sidelines where he would make his name. He eventually moved to the coaching job at Indiana, and lead the the Hoosiers to two NCAA titles. He stayed there through 1965 and left with 364 wins in 23 seasons. (His time there was interrupted with military service in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. He was elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1960, based on his playing time at IU.

Source:
Basketball Hall of Fame

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/branch-mccracken/


Hank Kowalczyk

Henry Chester Kowalczyk


Born:
February 12, 1907
Fort Wayne, IN

Died:
January 1, 1985
Fort Wayne, IN


Career
1922-23 Central High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1923-24 Central High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1924-25 Central High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1926-27 University of Wisconsin (College)
1927-28 University of Wisconsin (College)
1928-29 University of Wisconsin (College)
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1931-32 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (Independent)
1931-32 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1932-33 Fort Wayne Chiefs (NPBL)
1933-34 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)

Born in Fort Wayne to Waclaw and Stephania Kowalczyk. Hank graduated from Fort Wayne Central HS and then starred at Wisconsin. He played a few seasons professionally, mainly in his hometown Fort Wayne.

He married Elizabeth Rose (1914-2000) in 1934 and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/hank-kowalczyk/


Dink Irwin

George Emery "Dink" Irwin, Jr.


Born:
June 1, 1906
Downingtown, PA

Died:
December 3, 1978
Sun City, AZ


Career
1923-24 Downingtown High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1926-27 Kennett Square (EBL)
1927-28 Temple University (College)
1928-29 Camden (SJL)
1928-29 Millville (SJL)
1928-29 Kennett Square (EBL)
1929-30 Kennett Square (EBL)
1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1930-31 Kennett Square (EBL)
1930-31 Wilmington Cardinals (EBL)

The captain of the high school basketball team, he was set to star on a Downington professional club but the team withdrew when the owner's refused to pay the $50 forfeit fee. He played at Temple as a freshmen and bounced around with various semi-pro teams and also played in the ABL with Cleveland and Paterson. He would work at J.B. Swayne Mushroom Cannery in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, for 25 years before retiring to Arizona.

He was married to Lillian.

Source:
Downingtown Area Historical Society, June 8, 2017
Arizona Republic, December 6, 1978

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dink-irwin/


Tiny Hearn

William Waller "Tiny" Hearn


Born:
June 3, 1905
Eatonton, GA

Died:
December 20, 1962
Eatonton, GA


Career
1920-21 Eatonton High School - Georgia (High School)
1924-25 Georgia Tech (College)
1925-26 Georgia Tech (College)
1926-27 Georgia Tech (College)
1927-28 Thorpe Indians (Independent)
1928-29 Haskell Indians (Independent)
1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1932-33 Jersey City Palace Diamonds (MBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)
1932-33 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1933-34 Trenton Moose (ABL)
1933-34 Plymouth (PSL)
1933-34 Philadelphia Passon (EBL)
1934-35 Newark / New Britain Mules (ABL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1936-37 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1937-38 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1937-38 Binghamton (NYPA)

Born to Henry and Mary Hearn in Eatonton, Georgia, the ironically-nicknamed 6'9 Hearn played at Georgia Tech before going pro. He played for various teams for almost a decade, including seven seasons in the ABL.

He married Stella Weglicka (1910-2006) and they had one son.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/tiny-hearn/


Gotch Carr

Harlan Bradley "Gotch" Carr


Born:
April 30, 1903
Springport, NY

Died:
November 24, 1970
Auburn, NY


Career
Auburn High School - New York (High School)
1924-25 Syracuse University (College)
1925-26 Syracuse University (College)
1926-27 Syracuse University (College)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)

Born in Springport, New York, Harlan "Gotch" Carr grew up in Auburn, New York, and was a well-known football player who played and coached at Syracuse University. He played one year in the NFL, with Buffalo and Pottsville in 1925. He also played semi-pro baseball and played pro basketball with the All-Americans in 1929-30. After many years as an assistant football coach at SU, he moved to Miami, Florida, where he worked for the city as a recreation director. He retired in 1967 and returned to New York, where he died in 1970. He also owned a restaurant in Syracuse and also Carr-Ney Beverage. The restaurant was destroyed by fire in 1977.

Married Dorothy Kelley (1906-1982) in 1932 and they had one son.

NFL Stats
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CarrHa20.htm

Source:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=carr--000got
News Journal (Mansfield, OH), October 26, 1970
Orange Hoops

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/gotch-carr/


Art Bramhall

Arthur Washington Bramhall


Born:
February 22, 1909
Oak Park, IL

Died:
September 4, 1985
Madison, WI


Career
1928-29 Oak Park High School - Illinois (High School)
1928-29 St. Mel Prep - Illinois (High School)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1931-32 Chicago Bruins (Independent)
1931-32 Chicago Clowns (Independent)
1932-33 Chicago Clowns (Independent)
1933-34 Chicago Clowns (Independent)
1934-35 Chicago Clowns (Independent)
1935-36 Chicago Clowns (Independent)
1936-37 Chicago Clowns (Independent)

Aside from a lengthy basketball career in Chicago, Bramhall was also a baseball player who played two games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1935. Bramhall intended on going to Notre Dame in 1929, but went pro instead.

Major League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bramhar01.shtml

Source:
Forest Park Review, August 10, 1929
Chicago Tribune, January 9, 1930
Central New Jersey Home News, August 16, 1966

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/art-bramhall/


Howie Bollerman

Howard Henry Bollerman


Born:
June 9, 1907
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
August 15, 1966
Hackensack, NJ


Career
1923-24 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School)
1924-25 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School)
1926-27 Colgate University (College)
1927-28 Colgate University (College)
1928-29 Colgate University (College)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1930-31 Kennett Square (EBL)
1930-31 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1931-32 Union City Reds (MBL)
1931-32 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1932-33 Union City Reds (MBL)
1932-33 Trenton Bengals (EBL)
1932-33 Nanticoke (PSL)
1932-33 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1933-34 Union City Reds (ABL)
1933-34 Nanticoke (PSL)
1933-34 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1934-35 Nanticoke (PSL)
1934-35 Trenton (EBL)
1934-35 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1935-36 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1936-37 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1936-37 Bound Brook High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1938-39 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1938-39 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
1938-39 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1939-40 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
1939-40 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1940-41 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1940-41 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
1940-41 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1941-42 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
1941-42 Kingston-Pittsfield (NYSL)
1941-42 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1942-43 New York Jewels (ABL)
1942-43 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1943-44 New York Americans (ABL)
1943-44 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1944-45 New York Westchesters (ABL)
1944-45 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1945-46 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Bergen (NYNJ)
1946-47 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1947-48 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1948-49 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1953-54 Hackensack High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach 

Bollerman was born in Brooklyn and lived in Queens before the family moved to Bogota, New Jersey, when Howard was around 10 years old. He worked for many years as a teacher, coach and athletic director while playing pro basketball on the side. He stopped coach and teaching when he became the principal at Hackensack HS. He held this post through August 1966 when he suffered a fatal heart attack leaving his house for work one morning. He was 59 years old.

He was married to Louise (1908-1984) and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:
Colgate Hall of Fame

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/howie-bollerman/



Bill Bergin

William Howard Bergin


Born:
July 12, 1899
Hoboken, NJ

Died:
May 1, 1997
Jersey City, NJ


Career
1926-27 West Brooklyn Assumption Triangles (MBL)
1927-28 Catskill Howitzers (MBL)
1928-29 Beloit Fairies (Independent)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Camden (EBL)
1930-31 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1930-31 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Five (Independent)
1931-32 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1931-32 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1931-32 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Five (Independent)
1932-33 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1933-34 Hoboken Thoutots / Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Five (Independent)

Born to John and Adelaide Bergin in Hoboken, New Jersey, Bill played for a handful of different teams around his hometown.

He married Virginia Calandriello (1904-1975) and they had three daughters and one son.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bill-bergin/


Friday, December 15, 2017

Peter Babbles

Peter George Babbles


Born:
March 10, 1909
Passaic, NJ

Died:
December 15, 1999
Lake Worth, FL


Career
1926-27 Passaic High School - New Jersey (High School)
1927-28 Passaic High School - New Jersey (High School)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Born in Passaic to Anthony and Anna Babbles, Peter was the team captain at Passaic HS. He played one game for the Whirlwinds in the 1929-30 season. He served in the military during World War 2.

He married Elizabeth O'Dell (1911-1980) in 1928 and they had two sons and a daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/peter-babbles-2/


1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)

1929-30 SYRACUSE ALL-AMERICANS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
4-20 .167, 7th place

The team dropped on January 6, 1930. The remaining four games of their first half were forfeited.

Head Coaches: 
  • Ted Kearns (June 1, 1883 - April 20, 1935) Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Tommy Allen (August 17, 1903 - November 7, 1981)
Biography

  • Tom Barlow (July 9. 1896 - September 26, 1983)
Biography

  • Marty Barry (May 7, 1899 - November 1983)
Biography

  • Gotch Carr (April 30, 1903 - November 24, 1970)
Biography 

  • Chuck Gillium (May 2, 1905 - August 10, 1935)
Biography 

  • Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995)
Biography 

  • Ted Kearns (January 1, 1900 - December 21, 1949)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography

  • Dick Page (January 1907 - October 7, 1944)
Biography

  • Buck Pierson (January 25, 1904 - March 20, 1973)
Biography

  • Willie Roach (May 2, 1907 - September 1986)
Biography 

  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Jerry Sullivan (June 5, 1896 - March 17, 1972)
Biography

  • Fritz Wesslock (October 20, 1905 - March 5, 1972)
Biography


  • Ed Wineapple (August 10, 1905 - June 23, 1996)

Biography

1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL)

Pop Morgenweck
1929-30 ROCHESTER CENTRALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
14-10 .583, 3rd place
Second Half:
19-11 .633, 1st place
ABL Championship: Lost to Cleveland, 4-1


Head Coach:
  • Pop Morgenweck (July 15, 1875 - December 8, 1941)

PLAYERS:
  • Tommy Allen (August 17, 1903 - November 7, 1981)
Biography

  • Babe Artus (November 29, 1898 - June 11, 1984)
Biography

  • Marty Barry (May 7, 1899 - November 1983)
Biography

  • Joe Brown (September 17, 1899 - June 4, 1979)
Biography 

  • Gaza Chizmadia (January 12, 1906 - April 23, 1987)
Biography 

  • Tiny Hearn (June 3, 1905 - December 20, 1962)
Biography

  • Manny Hirsch (May 8, 1903 - August 22, 1971)
Biography

  • Lloyd Kintzing (November 30, 1905 - January 1972)
Biography

  • Lou Rabin (December 30, 1904 - January 7, 1984)
Biography

  • Lefty Topel (March 25, 1896 - March 29, 1943)
Biography

1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

1929-30 PATERSON WHIRLWINDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
10-14 .417, 6th place
Second Half:
8-22 .267, 6th place

Head Coach:
  • Artie Powers (August 25, 1894 - January 14, 1980)  Also played. See below.

PLAYERS:
  • Peter Babbles (March 10, 1909 - December 15, 1999)
Biography

  • Howie Bollerman (June 9, 1907 - August 15, 1966)
Biography
  
  • Benny Borgmann (November 2, 1898 - November 11, 1978)
Biography

  • Bob Grody (April 25, 1900 - June 21, 1982)
Biography

  • Dink Irwin (June 1, 1906 - December 3, 1978)
Biography 

  • Leo Malone (December 12, 1895 - May 1960)
Biography 

  • Willie McDonald
Biography

  • Bill McElwain (October 9, 1905 - November 27, 1981)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography

  • Jake Moskow (April 20, 1906 - July 9, 1987)
Biography


  • Don Nagle (April 1, 1910 - September 16, 1951)
Biography 

  • Artie Powers (August 25, 1894 - January 21, 1980)
Biography 

  • Roe 
Biography 

  • Frank Roxbury (February 10, 1906 - April 20, 1978)
Biography

  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Reds Sherr (February 2, 1905 - August 4, 1978)
Biography

  • Frank Stuchbury (November 17, 1902 - July 1981)
Biography

  • Jerry Sullivan (June 5, 1896 - March 17, 1972)
Biography

  • Ike Walton 
Biography

  • Weaver  
Biography


  • Fats Wyka (September 19, 1907 - June 15, 1992)
Biography

1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)

1929-30 NEW YORK CELTICS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
5-5 .500

The team dropped out on December 10, 1929, and their games were removed from the standings.
  • Head Coach: Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995) Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Davey Banks (c.1901 - August 24, 1952)
Biography

  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Bill Bergin (July 12, 1899 - May 1, 1997)
Biography 

  • Tony Calland (September 2, 1902 - October 15, 1997)
Biography

  • Jack Cremen (July 1, 1900 - January 1954)
Biography

  • Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995)
Biography

  • Hank Knudsen (September 16, 1905 - November 26, 1974)
Biography 

  • Willie McDonald
Biography

  • Bill McElwain (October 9, 1905 - November 27, 1981)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography

  • Harry Riconda (March 17, 1897 - November 15, 1958)
Biography 

  • Frank Stuchbury (November 17, 1902 - July 1981)
Biography


1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)

1929-30 FORT WAYNE HOOSIERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
12-12 .500, 4th place
Second Half:
13-17 .433, 5th place

Head Coaches: 
  • Lou Sugarman (February 29, 1896 - March 18, 1939) 7-5
  • Clarence Alter (January 23, 1890 - February 4, 1968) 18-24

PLAYERS:
  • Davey Banks (c.1901 - August 24, 1952
Biography

  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Benny Borgmann (November 2, 1898 - November 11, 1978)
Biography

  • Shang Chadwick (June 9, 1901 - October 3, 1973)
Biography

  • George Glasco (April 7, 1901 - December 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Hank Kowalczyk (February 12, 1907 - January 1, 1985)
Biography

  • Branch McCracken (June 9, 1908 - June 4, 1970)
Biography

  • Ralph Miller (February 29, 1896 - March 18, 1939)
Biography

  • Ward Myers (April 19, 1908 - April 6, 1987)
Biography

  • Rusty Saunders (March 12, 1906 - November 24, 1967)
Biography

  • Frank Shimek (June 17, 1900 - May 10, 1991)
Biography

  • Whitey Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992)
Biography

  • Williser   
Biography 

1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)

1929-30 CLEVELAND ROSENBLUMS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
17-7 .708, 1st place
Second Half:
18-12 .600, 2nd place
ABL Championship - Defeated Rochester, 4-1


  • Head Coach: Dave Kerr (February 3, 1896 - June 12, 1959) Also played. See Below


PLAYERS:
  • Cliff Anderson (March 2, 1903 - June 7, 1992)
Biography

  • Pete Barry (November 16, 1896 - August 29, 1968)
Biography

  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Cookie Cunningham (February 4, 1905 - November 3, 1995)
Biography

  • Dutch Dehnert (April 5, 1898 - April 20, 1979)
Biography

  • Ray Dickerson (June 15, 1908 - April 9, 1993)
Biography

  • George Glasco (April 7, 1901 - December 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Carl Husta (April 8, 1902 - November 6, 1951)
Biography

  • Dink Irwin (June 1, 1906 - December 3, 1978)
Biography 

  • Dave Kerr (February 3, 1896 - June 12, 1959)
Biography

  • Joe Lapchick (April 12, 1900 - August 10, 1970)
Biography

  • Sandy McDougal (August 18, 1906 - November 16, 1975)
Biography

  • Henry "Red" Skurnick  
Biography

1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

1929-30 CHICAGO BRUINS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
12-12 .500, 5th place
Second Half:
17-13 .567, 3rd place


Head Coach:
  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Art Bramhall (February 22, 1909 - September 4, 1985)
Biography 

  • Gil Ely (September 27, 1898 - April 5, 1999)
Biography

  • Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)
Biography

  • Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995)
Biography

  • Al Kellett (October 30, 1901 - July 14, 1960)
Biography

  • Ray Kennedy (November 10, 1893 - February 1976)
Biography

  • Willie McDonald (was on the roster, but not sure he actually appeared in a game with Chicago)
Biography

  • Stretch Murphy (April 10, 1907 - August 17, 1992)
Biography 

  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973)
Biography

  • Tillie Voss (March 28, 1897 - December 14, 1975)
Biography

  • Whitey Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992)
Biography

1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

1929-30 BROOKLYN VISITATIONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
15-9 .625, 2nd place
Second Half:
15-15 .500, 4th place

  • Head Coach: John Donlin (August 26, 1889 - November 22, 1964)

PLAYERS:
  • Joe Brennan (November 15, 1900 - May 10, 1989)
Biography

  • Red Conaty (February 12, 1904 - May 27, 1979)
Biography

  • Rody Cooney (May 17, 1902 - September 29, 1965)
Biography

  • Bob Griebe (March 7, 1895 - January 13, 1969)
Biography

  • Pat Herlihy (c. 1910 - May 17, 1951)
Biography

  • Happy Reilly 
Biography 

  • Willie Scrill (September 1, 1907 - November 23, 1977)
Biography

  • Bucky Williams 
Biography

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fats Wyka

Albert J. "Fats" Wyka


Born:
September 19, 1907
Passaic, NJ

Died:
June 15, 1992
NJ


Career
1925-26 Passaic Collegiates - New Jersey (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Archibald (PSL)
1930-31 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1930-31 Archibald (PSL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Jersey City Palace Diamonds (MBL)
1934-35 Newark Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Utica (NYSL)
1934-35 Bridgeton (EBL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Tunkhannaock (PSL)
1937-38 Passiac Kenyons (Independent)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)


He was married to Jean Simonton (1910-1989).

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/fats-wyka/


Red Wolfe

George "Red" Wolfe


Born:
July 18, 1905
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
October 9, 1970
The Bronx, NY


Career
1927-28 St. John's University (College)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Dodgers (Independent)
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1930-31 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1933-34 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1933-34 Nanticoke (PSL)
1934-35 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1934-35 Nanticoke (PSL)
1935-36 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Freeland (PSL)
1937-38 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1938-39 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1939-40 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1940-41 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1941-42 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1942-43 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1943-44 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1943-44 Tetterboro Bendix Aviation (Independent)

Wolfe was a long-time player in the ABL, winning a few championships with the Philadelphia SPHA's.

Source:
Jews In Sports

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/red-wolfe/


Victor Till

Victor Delasco Till


Born:
August 7, 1906
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Died:
January 19, 1966
Bimini, Bahamas


Career
1926-27 George Washington High School - Poughkeepsie, NY (High School)
1927-28 George Washington High School - Poughkeepsie, NY (High School)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Salvation Army Red Shields (Independent)
1930-31 Catskill Howizters (Independent)
1932-33 Saugerties Bigelows - Kingston, NY (Independent)

Till played one game for Brooklyn on March 10, 1929.

In 1946, Till moved to Delray Beach in Florida. He was on a vacation in the Bahamas in January of 1966 when he died of aortic stenosis. 

He and his wife, Jane, had three sons and a daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/victor-till/


Dick Sturtridge

Richard Nelson Sturtridge


Born:
March 8, 1904
Vandergrift, PA

Died:
December 4, 1978
Los Angeles, CA


Career

1926-27 DePauw University - Indiana (College)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

Sturtridge played football and basketball at DePauw, and played for parts of two seasons with the Chicago Bears in the NFL. On February 11, 1929, Dick was pressed into duty with the Chicago Bruins of the ABL. The Bruins were owned by Bears' owner George Halas.

NFL Stats:
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SturDi20.htm

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dick-sturtridge/


Sam Schein

Sam Schein


Born:



Died:




Career
1923-24 CCNY (College)
1924-25 CCNY (College)
1927-28 University Five - New York City (Independent)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1931-32 Union Temple - New York City (Independent)

Schein played basketball at CCNY with Nat Holman and was the general manager of the Hakoahs.

Source:
Jews In Sports
Biographical Dictionary of Professional Basketball Coaches by Jeff Marcus

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bill-schein/


Frank Radice

Frank A. Radice


Born:
February 7, 1907
New Jersey

Died:
September 1987
Trenton, NJ


Career
1927-28 Trenton (SJL)
1928-29 Corley (EBL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)

From Trenton, Frank was married to Catherine (1906-1982)

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-radice/


Red Pugh

George Francis "Red" Pugh


Born:
April 2, 1907
New York, NY

Died:
March 30, 1983
New Hyde Park, NY


Career
1926-27 Newtown High School - New York (High School)
1927-28 Newtown High School - New York (High School)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Long Island Pro-Imps (Independent)
1929-30 Fushing Yankees (Independent)
1930-31 Chester (TCL)
1930-31 Long Island Pro-Imps (Independent)
1931-32 Long Island (MBL)
1932-33 Jamaica (MBL)

Born to Thomas and Margaret Pugh. George went from Newtown High School to the Brooklyn Visitations in the ABL. He played basketball for a couple more seasons.

He and his wife Mary Cecila Fallon (1907-1961) had two daughters, one of whom died shortly after birth. He later remarried to Marcella (1912-1993).

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/red-pugh/


Artie Powers

Arthur Patrick Powers


Born:
August 25, 1894
Paterson, NJ

Died:
January 21, 1980
Wayne, NJ


Career
1916-17 Paterson Crescents (IBL)
1917-18 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (CSL)
1917-18 Providence (PSL)
1917-18 Carbondale Pioneers (PSL)
1918-19 Paterson Kleen Maids (Independent)
1918-19 Newark Whirlwinds (Independent)
1919-20 Paterson Silk Sox (IBL)
1919-20 Paterson Kleen Maids (Independent)
1920-21 Paterson Crescents (PSL)
1920-21 Germantown Geraniums (EBL)
1921-22 Paterson Powers Brothers (MBL)
1921-22 Gloversville Glovers (NYSL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 New York MacDowell Lyceum (MBL)
1922-23 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1923-24 Kingston Shirtmakers (MBL)
1923-24 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1923-24 Passaic Caseys (Independent)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Tamaqua (AnBL)
1925-26 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Raiders (NLN)
1926-27 Ridgewood / Orange (NLN)
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/artie-powers-2/


Jim Picken

James Edison Picken


Born:
August 7, 1903
East Liverpool, OH

Died:
April 2, 1975
Moorestown, NJ


Career
1919-20 Collingswood High School - New Jersey (High School)
1924-25 Dartmouth College (College)
1925-26 Dartmouth College (College)
1926-27 Dartmouth College (College)
1927-28 Albany Senators (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1927-28 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1928-29 Hudson (Independent)
1928-29 Bristol Endees (Independent)
1928-29 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1929-30 Bristol Endees (Independent)
1929-30 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1930-31 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia WPEN (EBL)
1932-33 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1934-35 Camden (EBL)
1934-35 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach

Born in Ohio, Picken grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey, and went to Dartmouth. He played football, basketball, baseball and soccer while there, and after graduating he was recruited by the Yankees in the summer of 1926 but was sent to Easton in the Eastern Shore League. He only managed a .196 batting average in 51 at bats and after the season decided to devote his time to teaching and professional basketball. He eventually became a well-known high school football coach, leading Audobon HS (NJ) to three conference titles in 9 years. After that, he went to teach and coach at Clifford Scott HS in East Orange, New Jersey. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

He married Katherine Rice and they had one daughter.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=picken003jam

Source:
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), October 20, 1971
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), April 4, 1975
Times Record (Troy, NY) April 9, 1975

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jim-picken/


Dick Page

Charles Richard "Dick" "Big Boy" Page


Born:
January 1907
NJ

Died:
October 7, 1944
New Brunswick, New Jersey


Career
1922-23 New Brunswick High School - New Jersey (High School)
1923-24 New Brunswick High School - New Jersey (High School)
1924-25 Michelin - New Jersey (Independent)
1924-25 Janeway Interwoven - New Jersey (Independent)
1924-25 St Peter's Lyceum - New Brunswick, New Jersey (Independent)
1925-26 St John's University - New York (College)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1929-30 Pattison (EBL)
1929-30 St Peter's Lyceum - New Brunswick, New Jersey (Independent)
1930-31 St Peter's Lyceum - New Brunswick, New Jersey (Independent)
1931-32 Keyport - New Jersey (Independent) 
1931-32 Boy's Club - Elizabethtown, NJ (Independent)
1931-32 St. Stephen's - New Jersey (Independent)

Lucky to find this guy, given that his first name is Charles. Happened across his obituary by sheer luck.

A popular basketball star from New Brunswick, New Jersey, Dick played at St. John's before playing two seasons in the ABL. He was also a firefighter. Page died in 1944 following a brief illness.

He married Alice Griffin (1907-1956) and they had a son, Philip (1939-1960) and Patricia (1938-2016).

Source:
Central New Jersey Home News, April 9, 1925
Central New Jersey Home News, October 8, 1944

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dick-page/


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Elijah Norris

Elijah Mount Norris


Born:
May 1903
Hightstown, NJ

Died:
July 26, 1952
Rochester, NY


Career
1926-27 Columbia University (College)
1927-28 Columbia University (College)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)


Born to James and Sadie Norris

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/elijah-norris/

Nash

Nash


Born:



Died:




Career
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

Played two games for the Bruins (December 5 and December 12, 1928)

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/nash/

Mike Music

Meyer Music


Born:
November 5, 1907
Paterson, NJ

Died:
August 20, 1979
Hawthorne, NJ


Career
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Music played one game for the Paterson Whirlwinds, and later served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/mike-music/

Jake Moskow

Jacob Moskow


Born:
April 20, 1906
Paterson, NJ

Died:
July 9, 1987
Paterson, NJ


Career
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Paterson (MBL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1930-31 Philadelphia Elks (EBL)

Born to Morris and Fannie Moskow,

He married Sylvia Edlestein and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jake-moskow/

Ted Meisel

Theodore Nathan Meisel


Born:
April 23, 1907
New York, NY

Died:
October 17, 1955
Brooklyn, NY


Career
1922-23 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1923-24 CCNY (College) Freshmen
1925-26 CCNY (College)
1926-27 CCNY (College)
1927-28 CCNY (College)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)

A football and basketball player, Teddy went to CCNY (and missed one year of school for reasons unknown) and played one season with the Hakoahs. He died in 1955 at the young age of 48.

I wasn't too certain on his identity until I found his brother, Leo's, suicide in the papers in 1927. There was a lot of news coverage given to youth suicides at that time, and one article from Brainerd, of all places, mentioned Leo's brother was the athlete from CCNY. Ancestry.com filled in the rest.

Teddy and his wife, Ruth (1909-2007), had four sons and a daughter.

Source:
Brainerd Daily Dispatch, February 22, 1927
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 23, 1927

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/teddy-meisel/

Hubs McCord

Harlan M. "Hubs" McCord


Born:
August 26, 1908
Brooke, WV

Died:
May 6 (?), 2010
Cleveland, OH


Career
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1929-30 Cleveland White Motors (Independent)
1930-31 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1931-32 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1932-33 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1933-34 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)

Born to Charles and Maude McCord, McCord played a lot of basketball around the Cleveland area. He was 101 when he died in 2010.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/hubs-mccor/

Leo Malone

Leo Gleason Malone


Born:
December 12, 1895


Died:
May 1960



Career
1914-15 Brooklyn St.James Triangles (Independent)
1915-16 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (Independent)
1915-16 Norwalk (Independent)
1915-16 Hempstead - Long Island (Independent)
1916-17 Jersey City Jerseys (IBL)
1916-17 Newark National Turners (IBL)
1916-17 Scranton MIners (PSL)
1917-18 Sranton Mners (PSL)
1917-18 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1917-18 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (CSL)
1917-18 Jersey City Greenvilles (Independent)
1918-19 Ansonia (Independent)
1919-20 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (IBL)
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1919-20 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1919-20 Newark National Turners (Independent)
1919-20 Brooklyn Triangles (Independent)
1919-20 De Neri Daisies (EBL)
1919-20 Turners Falls Athletics (IL)
1920-21 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1920-21 Reading Bears (EBL)
1920-21 Thompsonville Bigelow-Hartfords (IL)
1920-21 Brooklyn Arcadians (Independent)
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1921-22 Wilkes-Barre Barons (EBL)
1921-22 Reading Bears (EBL)
1921-22 Troy Trojans (NYSL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1922-23 Troy Trojans (NYSL)
1922-23 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1923-24 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1923-24 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1924-25 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1925-26 New York Pros (MBL)
1925-26 Newark Mets (MBL)
1926-27 Newburgh Hillsides / Jersey City Skeeters (NBL)
1926-27 Ridgewood / Newburgh (NBL)
1926-27 Greenpoint Knights of St. Anthony (MBL)
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Troy Trojans (MBL)
1927-28 Utica All-Uticas (Independent)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Malone attended Polytechnic Prep in Brooklyn. He was on the track team, but I do not know if they had a basketball team and if he played on said team.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/leo-malone/

Siggy Makofski

Sigmund Charles Makofski


Born:
March 29, 1904
Schenectady, NY

Died:
January 15, 1994
Dunedin, FL


Career
1919-20 Schenectady High School - New York (High School)
1920-21 Schenectady High School - New York (High School)
1923-24 Union College - New York (College)
1924-25 Union College - New York (College)
1925-26 Union College - New York (College)
1926-27 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Schenectady Pros (Independent)
1927-28 Utica (Independent)
1927-28 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1928-29 Hudson (Independent)
1928-29 Utica Boosters (Independent)
1928-29 Syracuse All Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1929-30 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1930-31 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1931-32 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1932-33 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1933-34 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1934-35 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1935-36 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1937-38 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1939-40 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1941-42 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1942-43 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach  
1943-44 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1944-45 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1945-46 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1946-47 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1947-48 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1948-49 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1949-50 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1950-51 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1951-52 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 

Makofski was a fixture in Schenectady, playing football, basketball. golf and baseball before becoming a candidate for city council in 1957.He was Union College's first All-American hoops player. As a basketball coach, he was one of the winningest coaches in New York State history, compiling a 461-35 record. He retired and moved to Florida in 1974

Source:
Union College Obituary
Union Athletics

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/siggy-makofski/