Friday, December 1, 2017

Babe Klotz

Ralph Truman "Babe" Klotz

October 23, 1900
Palmerton, PA

June 15, 1962
Sellersville, PA

1917-18 Girard College (College)
1918-19 Philadelphia SPHA's (ALP)
1919-20 Philadelphia SPHA's (ALP)
1919-20 North Philadelphia Americans (EBL)
1919-20 De Neri Daisies (EBL)
1920-21 Philadelphia Phillies (EBL)
1921-22 Reading Bears (EBL)
1921-22 Philadelphia SPHA's (Independent)
1922-23 Tri-Council–SPHAS (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1924-25 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1925-26 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1926-27 St.Boniface (PBL)
1926-27 Ocean City (SJL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1927-28 Pattison (PBL)
1927-28 Ocean City (SJL)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)
1928-29 Bridgeton (SJL)
1929-30 Camden (EBL)
1930-31 Germantown (TCL)

Born to Allen and Minnie Klotz, Babe was a basketball and track star at Girard College and would go on to a long basketball career, mainly with the SPHA's. He was a civil engineer, joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1920. He was a pioneer in river dredging techniques, mainly known for the sump rehandling method. He retired in 1953, and died of a heart attack in 1962.

He married Emma Anthony and they had two daughters.

Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 1962


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