Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1935-36 Paterson Panthers / Trenton Moose / Passaic Reds (ABL)

1935-36 PATERSON PANTHERS / TRENTON MOOSE / PASSAIC REDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
4-11 .267, 6th place
Second Half:
8-11 .421, 6th place

The team started in Paterson but moved to Trenton on December 12, 1935, after an 0-5 start. They finished the first with in Trenton, and then relocated to Passaic, New Jersey, for the second half.


Head Coaches: 
  • Benny Borgmann (November 2, 1898 - November 11, 1978)  4-11  Also played. See below.
  • Freddie Romp (c.1884 - pre-1953)  8-11 Was also the team owner

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

  • Dave Bass (June 21, 1911 - December 13, 1996)
Biography

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

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

  • Bud Clancy 
Biography 

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

  • Sonny Gluck (April 20, 1902 - February 1, 1973)
Biography 

  • Red Grower (January 1, 1911 - November 22, 2007)
Biography 

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


  • Mooney Levine (July 27, 1912 - November 1976)
Biography

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

  • Willie Putzer (June 22, 1909 - May 6, 1990)
Biography

  • Phil Rabin (July 10, 1913 - October 28, 2010)
Biography 

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

  • Benny Selzer (August 29, 1912 - July 24, 1993)
Biography 

  • Taxi Tackach (February 11, 1911 - February 3, 1989)
Biography 

  • Milt Trupin (September 5, 1909 - June 26, 2003)
Biography

  • Sam Winograd (November 28, 1913 - July 25, 1998)

Biography

1935-36 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)

1935-36 PHILADELPHIA SPHA's
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
14-5 .737, 1st place
Second Half:
9-11 .450, 5th place

ABL Championship: Defeated Brooklyn, 4-3


PLAYERS:
  • Gil Fitch (December 24, 1909 - May 22, 2005)
Biography

  • Moe Goldman (May 30, 1913 - May 7, 1989)
Biography


  • Shikey Gotthoffer (January 1, 1911 - December 24, 1987)
Biography


  • Cy Kaselman (May 1, 1909 - July 3, 1971)
Biography


  • Inky Lautman (May 22, 1914 - April 11. 1976)
Biography


  • Harry Litwack (September 20, 1907 - August 7, 1999)
Biography 

  • Red Rosan (May 22, 1911 - September 3, 1976)
Biography

  • Red Wolfe (July 18, 1905 - October 9, 1970)
Biography

1935-36 New York Jewels (ABL)

1935-36 NEW YORK JEWELS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
11-8 .579, 2nd place
Second Half:
10-10 .500, 3rd place


  • Head Coach: Eddie Wilde (June 14, 1895 - March 9, 1984)

PLAYERS:
  • Matty Begovich (October 2, 1910 - November 20, 1966)
Biography

  • Nat Frankel (November 3, 1913 - March 14, 2006)
Biography

  • Rip Gerson (April 6, 1906 - March 2, 1961)
Biography

  • Sam Kaplan (December 22, 1912 - July 1, 1998)
Biography

  • Mac Kinsbruner (March 21, 1909 - February 16, 1972)
Biography

  • Jake Poliskin (February 9, 1912 - July 3, 1972)
Biography

  • Mac Posnack (June 23, 1909 - June 30, 1978)
Biography

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

  • Allie Schuckman (November 25, 1907 - April 29, 1982)
Biography

  • Willie Schwartz (October 11, 1915 - May 13, 1990)
Biography
 
  • George Slott (June 9, 1912 - February 22, 1962)
Biography

1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)

1935-36 KINGSTON COLONIALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
7-12 .368, 5th place
Second Half:
9-10, .474, 4th place


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

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

  • Bill Flanigan (May 1, 1912 - February 27, 2007)
Biography 

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

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

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

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

  • Hank Kurtyka (July 8, 1909 - December 14, 1998)
Biography


  • Jimmy Lennon (December 7, 1906 - April 12, 1988)
Biography


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

  • Jake Pelkington (January 3, 1916 - May 1, 1982) 
Biography

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

  • Moe Spahn (May 3, 1912 - June 11, 1991)
Biography

  • Corky Stanton (February 21, 1914 - October 13, 1961)
Biography 

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

1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)

1935-36 JERSEY REDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
9-9 .500, 4th place
Second Half:
11-9 .550, 2nd place

  • Head Coach: Muggsy Miller (July 24, 1891 - September 9, 1976)

PLAYERS:
  • Paulie Adamo (January 11, 1907 - February 29, 1972)
Biography

  • Hook Andersen (April 8, 1912 - September 23, 1975)
Biography 

  • Al Benson     
Biography

  • Johnny Cendo (July 8, 1909 - June 15, 1978)
Biography

  • Moe Dubilier (February 20, 1915 - April 22, 2003)
Biography

  • Stan Entrup (March 16, 1907 - May 15, 1978)
Biography 

  • Moe Frankel (January 25, 1913 - March 9, 2008)
Biography 

  • Freddie Gerken (November 1, 1911 - March 1984)
Biography

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

  • Mike Michelotti (February 1, 1909 - March 12, 1950)
Biography


  • Chick Reiser (December 17, 1914 - July 29, 1996)
Biography

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

  • Moe Spahn (May 3, 1912 - June 11, 1991)
Biography


  • Bob Synnott (September 27, 1912 - November 19, 1985)
Biography

1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

1935-36 BROOKLYN VISITATIONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
10-10 .500, 3rd place
Second Half:
12-8 .632,1st place


ABL Championship: Lost to Philadelphia, 4-3

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

PLAYERS:
  • Rip Andrews (October 5, 1910 - July 28, 1993)
Biography


  • Pete Berenson (October 16, 1912 - January 6, 2000)
Biography 

  • Howie Bollerman (June 9, 1907 - August 15, 1966)
Biography
 
  • Frank Conaty (December 30, 1909 - May 13, 1970)
Biography 

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

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


  • Carlie Johnson (October 9, 1909 - January 20, 1997)
Biography 

  • Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)
Biography

  • Bob Synnott (September 27, 1912 - November 19, 1985)
Biography

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lou Wisner

Louis Mark Wisner
born Louis Mark Wishnevitz


Born:
September 16, 1910


Died:
February 10, 2006



Career
1927-28 Erasmus High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1930-31 CCNY (College)
1931-32 CCNY (College)
1932-33 CCNY (College)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1934-35 Newark Mules (ABL)
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)
1935-36 Union Temple - Brooklyn (Independent)
1936-37 Atlantic City Sandsnipers (ABL)
1936-37 Brooklyn All-Stars (Independent)
1937-38 New York Dux (Independent)
1940-41 Reading (TCL)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/lou-wisner/


Jim Timoney

James G. Timoney


Born:
January 5, 1910
Ireland

Died:
February 25, 1990
New York


Career
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1936-37 Columbus Caseys - Brooklyn (Independent)
1937-38 Columbus Caseys - Brooklyn (Independent) 
1938-39 Columbus Caseys - Brooklyn (Independent)
1941-42 Pfizer - Brooklyn (Independent)

Born in Ireland, the Timoney family moved to the USA in 1913. Jim played basketball for the Visitations and then for a few more years with the Caseys from Brooklyn

His younger brother, Hugh (1913-1989), played with Jim for Pfizer.


Source:


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


Taxi Tackach

John Joseph "Taxi" Tackach


Born:
February 11, 1911
New Jersey

Died:
February 3, 1989
West Palm Beach, FL


Career
1930-31 East Rutherford High School - New Jersey (Independent)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Passaic Reds (ABL)

Raised in Passaic, Tackach own a tool company in West Hartford, Connecticut, before retiring to Florida.

He and his wife, Eugenia, had one son and one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/taxi-tackach/


Jack Sweeney

John Sweeney


Born:



Died:




Career
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)

I didn't find anything about this player.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jack-sweeney/


Al Sloman

Albert E. Sloman
born Albert Slominsky


Born:
December 18, 1906
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
December 4, 1996
Albany, NY


Career

1923-24 New Haven Pros (Independent)
1924-25 Hudson (Independent)
1924-25 New Haven Pros (Independent)
1925-26 Hudson (Independent)
1926-27 Hudson (Independent)
1927-28 New Britain (CBL)
1928-29 Arnold College - Connecticut (College)
1928-29 New Britain Guard (Independent)
1929-30 New Britain Guard (Independent)
1929-30 Abany (Independent)
1930-31 New Britain Guard (Independent)
1930-31 Albany (Independent)
1931-32 Albany (Independent)
1932-33 Albany YMHA (Independent)
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)
1934-35 Schenectady (NYSL)


Born Albert Slominsky in Brookyn, Sloman was raised in Hudson, New York, and started playing pro basketball out of high school. After a few years in enrolled at Arnold College in Connecticut and played basketball for the school team. At that point in the 1920's, players could play college ball after being professional. This practice would end shortly thereafter. He played pro basketball through the mid 1930's, finishing in the 1934-35 season with stint on the New Britain team in the ABL and the Schenectady squad in the New York League. He died in 1996 two weeks short of his 90th birthday.

He was married to Pearl Ershler (1909-2001)


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/al-sloman/


Lute Share

Irving Lute Share


Born:
May 9, 1908
NJ

Died:
July 25, 1970



Career
1934-35 Newark Mules (ABL)


Share enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1944. 

Source:
https://billiongraves.com/grave/Irving-Lute-Share/7785050

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/lute-share/


Sam Shapiro

Samuel Shapiro


Born:
1910 ??


Died:




Career
1928-29 English High School - Lynn, Massachusetts (High School)
1931-32 Providence College (College)
1932-33 Providence College (College)
1933-34 Providence College (College)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Boston YMHA (Independent)

From Lynn, Massachusetts.

Not the Sam Shapiro born April 1 1909. He died in 1923
Not Samuel Wolf Shapiro of Lynn. Ma. He moved to Miami at young age and attended college in Florida


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/sam-shapiro/


Monday, January 29, 2018

Danny Sexton

Daniel Francis Sexton


Born:
November 1, 1913
New York, NY

Died:
April 6, 1959
New York, NY


Career
Manhattan College (College)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Columbus Council K of C (Independent)
1935-36 Alabama Pitts All-Stars (Independent)
1936-37 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1936-37 Flatbush Boys Club (Independent)
1937-38 House of David (Independent)

Sexton played semi-pro football and baseball around New York City as well as basketball.

He apparently had some serious back injury. He was hospitalized in September of 1945 with a back injury not long after leaving the military. He served as an MP in the army, assigned to be General Mark Clark's personal bodyguard. He also was a guard for King George VI, General Dwight Eisenhower and the Sultan of Morocco.

In February of 1959, Sexton was hospitalized at Veterans Hospital in Camden with a back injury. Not even two months later, he was dead.Not sure of the circumstances.

He was married to Eve Lucas (1917-2008).

His brother Jackie was a referee with the ABL.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/danny-sexton/


Red Rosan

Howard H. "Red" Rosan


Born:
May 22, 1911
Norma, NJ

Died:
September 3, 1976
Wynnewood, PA


Career
1932-33 Temple University (College)
1933-34 Temple University (College)
1934-35 Temple University (College)
1934-35 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1935-36 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Hazleton (PSL)
1937-38 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1937-38 Hazleton (NYPA)
1937-38 Allentown (TCL)
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)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL) Head coach / player
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL) Head coach

Rosan graduated from Temple and began a long career with the SPHA's, playing on five ABL-champion teams. He was an excellent defender with very quick hands, adept at stealing. He took over the Bullets part-way into the 1944-45 season, and then next year, lead the Bullets to the ABL title.

He was married to Suky Koralsky and they had two sons.

Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 5, 1976

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


Jack Reismuller

John Reismuller


Born:
1907??
Pennsylvania

Died:




Career
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Paterson Pros (Independent)
1933-34 Paterson Pros (Independent)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1934-35 Utica (NYSL)
1934-35 Detroit Clowns (Independent)
1935-36 Alabama Pitts All-Stars (Independent)
1936-37 Detroit Clowns (Independent)
1936-37 House of David (Independent)

Paterson

Perhaps born in Gordon, PA, to Harry and Emma (Jan 16, 1907)

Also possible: born to WIlliam and Louisa, older sisters Irene and Julia

He married Celia "Merle" Murphy (1907-2001) in 1937??.

His named could be spelled Reismiller or Rismiller. "John" may be his middle name, not first.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jack-reismuller/


Jerry Radice

Girard Joseph Radice


Born:
July 29, 1909
Trenton, NJ

Died:
April 14, 1988
Trenton, NJ


Career
1930-31 Fordham University (College)
1931-32 Fordham University (College)
1932-33 Fordham University (College)
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Trenton (EBL)
1935-36 Atlantic City (EBL)

After graduating from Fordham, Trenton-born Radice played pro basketball for a couple of years. During World War 2, he served in the USO, and would continue to do so after the war, being stationed around the world from Camp Polk, Louisiana, to Italy to Casablanca, Morocco.

Source:
Central New Jersey Home News, June 6, 1967

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


Art Kaufman

Arthur Kaufman


Born:
1912 ??


Died:




Career

1933-34 CCNY (College)
1934-35 Brooklyn Jewish Center (Independent)
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)
1934-35 Bridgeton (EBL)
1935-36 Brooklyn Jewish Center (Independent)

From New York / Brooklyn

Source:


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


Austin Hamburger

Austin Howard Hamburger


Born:
July 18, 1910
New York, NY

Died:
July 1, 1993
Encino, CA


Career
1932-33 Jamaica Corbetts (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1932-33 Yonkers Knights (MBL)
1934-35 YMHA - Hartford (Independent)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1936-37 Eigth Avenue Temple - Brooklyn (Independent)
1937-38 Eigth Avenue Temple - Brooklyn (Independent)

Born to Edwin and Beatrice Hamburger and raised in the Bronx, Austin was a semi-pro baseball player who played a few seasons of professional basketball in the 1930's. He would eventually move out to California, where he died in 1993.

He was married to Julia.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/austin-hamburger/


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sid Gross

Sidney H.(?) Gross


Born:
1909-1910
NY

Died:




Career
1931-32 Berkeley Irving School - Manhattan (High School)
1932-33 NYU (College)
1933-34 NYU (College)
1934-35 NYU (College)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

Born to Morrie and Bessie Gross. Gross played basketball while at NYU law school.

Not Sidney Gross, b. 3-13-13, d. 6-20-98, son of Louis and Rachel

Check: was Gerald Gross his son? Married Florence Kossover in 1959. 349 Clifton Place in Brooklyn
Check: was he Helen Minskoff's husband? She died in 1996, husband Sidney surviving. Two daughters. Married in 1941
Check: did he marry Sarah Lerner in 1943?

Source:
Jews In Sports
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2442&h=15025061&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kGu1554&_phstart=successSource
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2442&h=15025061&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kGu1554&_phstart=successSource

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/sid-gross/


Joe Geary

Joseph Gerard Geary


Born:
February 13, 1911
New York, NY

Died:
March 18, 1973
New York, NY


Career
1929-30 St. Francis Prep - New York (High School)
1931-32 St. Francis University - New York (College)
1932-33 St. Francis University - New York (College)
1933-34 St. Francis University - New York (College)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations  (ABL)
1935-36 Brooklyn Caseys (Independent)

Geary was a talented basketball and baseball player at St. Francis Prep who went on to play st St. Francis University. After college, he played pro basketball briefly with the Visitations and the Caseys.

He married Ellen Hyland (1912-2003) in 1943.

Source:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 16, 1930

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/joe-geary/


Charlie Burkhard

Charles J. Burkhard


Born:
May 15, 1908
Jersey City, NJ

Died:
January 1978
Yorktown, NY


Career
1931-32 Jamaica St. Monicas (MBL)
1932-33 Long Island Pro-Imps (MBL)
1932-33 Jersey City Palace Diamonds (MBL)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1934-35 New York Jewels (ABL)
1934-35 Morris Park Big-Five (Independent)
1935-36 Morris Park Big-Five (Independent)
1936-37 Morris Park Big-Five (Independent)
1937-38 Morris Park Big-Five (Independent)
1938-39 Morris Park Caseys (Independent)
1940-41 Johnstown-Cohoes (NYSL)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/charlie-burkhard/


Manny Bernstein

Manny Bernstein


Born:
1911 ??


Died:




Career
(High School)
NYU (College)
1931-32 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1932-33 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1933-34 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1934-35 New York Jewels (ABL)
1934-35 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)

Not much to track. He was very well-known around Brookyn for his basketball (and later, handball) skills.

There us a Manny Bernstein possibility from Brooklyn, born 7-3-1905, died 3-27-67, married to Thela,one daughter Ellen, one son, parents Morris and Bessie.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/manny-bernstein/


Pete Berenson

Peter Berenson


Born:
October 16, 1912
New York, NY?

Died:
January 6, 2000
Clearwater, FL


Career
1931-32 CCNY (College)
1932-33 CCNY (College)
1933-34 CCNY (College)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1936-37 New York Celtics (ABL)
1937-38 New York Celtics (ABL)
1938-39 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1939-40 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1939-40 Troy Celtics (ABL)
1940-41 Brooklyn Celtics (ABL)
1940-41 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1941-42 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1941-42 Pittsfield (NYSL)
1945-46 New York Gothams (ABL)

Standing at 5'9 and weighing 174 pounds, Berenson went to CCNY, and in his three years on the basketball team they went 43-3. An outstanding player on defense, he would eventually become on the bigger scorers in the ABL. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July of 1942 to serve his country in World War 2, and returned from the war with one last season of basketball, with the Gothams in the ABL.

Source:
Jews In Sports
Enlistment Records

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/pete-berenson/


Thursday, January 25, 2018

1934-35 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)

1934-35 PHILADELPHIA SPHA's
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
22-8 .733, 2nd place
Second Half:
12-7 .632, T-1st place
Tie-Breaker: Lost to Brooklyn, 2-1


PLAYERS:
  • Gil Fitch (December 24, 1909 - May 22, 2005)
Biography

  • Moe Goldman (May 30, 1913 - May 7, 1989)
Biography


  • Shikey Gotthoffer (January 1, 1911 - December 24, 1987)
Biography


  • Cy Kaselman (May 1, 1909 - July 3, 1971)
Biography


  • Inky Lautman (May 22, 1914 - April 11. 1976)
Biography


  • Harry Litwack (September 20, 1907 - August 7, 1999)
Biography 

  • Red Rosan (May 22, 1911 - September 3, 1976)
Biography

  • Red Wolfe (July 18, 1905 - October 9, 1970)
Biography

1934-35 Newark / New Britain Mules (ABL)

1934-35 NEWARK / NEW BRITAIN MULES
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
12-12 .500, 4th place
Second Half:
9-9 .500, T-3rd place

On January 18, 1935, the New Britain Jackaways withdrew from the leagues. The Newark Mules were then relocated to New Britain.


Head Coaches: 
  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973) 9-10 ?? Also played. See below.
  • Joe Dreyfus (December 11, 1892 - April 29, 1974)  12-10?

PLAYERS:
  • Dave Bass (June 21, 1911 - December 13, 1996)
Biography 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Happy Reilly 
Biography 


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

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

  • Lute Share (May 9, 1908 - July 25, 1970)
Biography 

  • Moe Spahn (May 3, 1912 - June 11, 1991)
Biography


  • Lou Spindell (December 16, 1908 - December 3, 1997)
Biography

  • Lou Wisner (September 16, 1910 - February 10, 2006)
Biography 


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

1934-35 New York Jewels (ABL)

1934-35 NEW YORK JEWELS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
24-6 .800, 1st place
Second Half:
8-10 .444, 6th place

ABL Championship: Lost to Brooklyn, 3-2

  • Head Coach: Eddie Wilde (June 14, 1895 - March 9, 1984)

PLAYERS:
  • Matty Begovich (October 2, 1910 - November 20, 1966)
Biography

  • Manny Bernstein (c. 1911 - )
Biography
 
  • Charlie Burkhard (May 15, 1908 - January 1978)
Biography 

  • Rip Gerson (April 6, 1906 - March 2, 1961)
Biography

  • Mac Kinsbruner (March 21, 1909 - February 16, 1972)
Biography

  • Jake Poliskin (February 9, 1912 - July 3, 1972)
Biography

  • Mac Posnack (June 23, 1909 - June 30, 1978)
Biography

  • Allie Schuckman (November 25, 1907 - April 29, 1982)
Biography

  • George Slott (June 9, 1912 - February 22, 1962)
Biography

  • Harry Walters  
Biography

1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)

1934-35 NEW BRITAIN JACKAWAYS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
9-17 .346, 7th place


The Jackaways withdrew from the league January 18, 1935


Head Coach: 
  • Henry Zaleski (December 14, 1908 - March 9, 1966) Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Dave Bass (June 21, 1911 - December 13, 1996)
Biography 

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


  • Stan Entrup (March 16, 1907 - May 15, 1978)
Biography 

  • Moe Frankel (January 25, 1913 - March 9, 2008)
Biography 

  • Art Kaufman 
Biography 

  • Willie Putzer (June 22, 1909 - May 6, 1990)
Biography

  • Jerry Radice (July 29, 1909 - April 14, 1988)
Biography 

  • Al Sloman (December 18, 1906 - December 4, 1996)
Biography 

  • Moe Spahn (May 3, 1912 - June 11, 1991)
Biography

  • Moon Stetkewicz (February 24, 1909 - June 6, 1991)
Biography 

  • Lou Wisner (September 16, 1910 - February 10, 2006)
Biography 


  • Henry Zaleski (December 14, 1908 - March 9, 1966)
Biography 







1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)

1934-35 JERSEY REDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
10-18 .357, 6th place
Second Half:
9-9 .500, T-3rd place

  • Head Coach: Muggsy Miller (July 24, 1891 - September 9, 1976)

PLAYERS:
  • Paulie Adamo (January 11, 1907 - February 29, 1972)
Biography

  • Hook Andersen (April 8, 1912 - September 23, 1975)
Biography 

  • Lou Bender (March 8, 1910 - September 10, 2009)
Biography

  • Al Benson     
Biography

  • Jimmy Collins (1907?? - )
Biography

  • Stan Entrup (March 16, 1907 - May 15, 1978)
Biography 

  • Moe Frankel (January 25, 1913 - March 9, 2008)
Biography 

  • Freddie Gerken (November 1, 1911 - March 1984)
Biography

  • Buddy Hassett (September 5, 1911 - August 23, 1997)
Biography

  • Jimmy Lennon (December 7, 1906 - April 12, 1988)
Biography

  • Happy Reilly 
Biography 


  • Jack Reismuller 
Biography 

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

  • Bob Synnott (September 27, 1912 - November 19, 1985)
Biography

  • Lou Wisner (September 16, 1910 - February 10, 2006)
Biography 


1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

1934-35 BROOKLYN VISITATIONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
15-12 .556, 3rd place
Second Half:
12-7 .632, 1st place

Second half playoff: Defeated Philadelphia, 2-1
ABL Championship: Defeated New York, 3-2

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

PLAYERS:
  • Pete Berenson (October 16, 1912 - January 6, 2000)
Biography 

  • Howie Bollerman (June 9, 1907 - August 15, 1966)
Biography
 
  • Joe Brennan (November 15, 1900 - May 10, 1989)
Biography

  • Charlie Burkhard (May 15, 1908 - January 1978)
Biography 

  • Frank Conaty (December 30, 1909 - May 13, 1970)
Biography 

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

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

  • Joe Geary (February 13, 1911 - March 18, 1973)
Biography

  • Sid Gross (c. 1912 - )
Biography 

  • Carlie Johnson (October 9, 1909 - January 20, 1997)
Biography 

  • Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)
Biography

  • Jake Pelkington (January 3, 1916 - May 1, 1982) 
Biography

  • Danny Sexton (November 1, 1913 - April 6, 1959)
Biography


  • Taxi Tackach (February 11, 1911 - February 3, 1989)
Biography 

  • Ole Terjesen (June 13, 1911 - Nov 13, 1997)
Biography


  • Jim Timoney (January 5, 1910 - February 25, 1990)
Biography 

  • Milt Trupin (September 5, 1909 - June 26, 2003)
Biography



1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)

1934-35 BOSTON TROJANS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
First Half:
10-15 .400, 5th place
Second Half:
4-12 .250, 6th place

  • Head Coach: Fiddle Morley (June 5, 1901 - August 24, 1968)

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


  • Lou Bender (March 8, 1910 - September 10, 2009)
Biography

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

  • Art Feldman (October 18, 1912 - December 14, 2004)
Biography

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

  • Austin Hamburger (July 18, 1910 - July 1, 1993)
Biography 

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

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

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

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


  • Henry Kiley (November 14, 1904 - November 10, 1988)
Biography

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

  • Elky Maister (July 14, 1908 - 1961)
Biography

  • Fiddle Morley (June 5, 1901 - August 24, 1968)
Biography


  • Jerry Radice (July 29, 1909 - April 14, 1988)
Biography 

  • Happy Reilly 
Biography 

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

  • Sam Shapiro 
Biography 

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

  • Moe Spahn (May 3, 1912 - June 11, 1991)
Biography

  • Jack Sweeney 
Biography
 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Henry Zaleski

Henry Martin "Monjue" Zaleski


Born:
December 14, 1908
New Britain, CT

Died:
March 9, 1966
Remsenburg, NY


Career
1925-26 New Britain High School - Connecticut (High School)
1926-27 New Britain High School - Connecticut (High School)
1928-29 Fordham University (College)
1929-30 Fordham University (College)
1930-31 Fordham University (College)
1931-32 New Britain Seconds (Independent)
1931-32 All-Star Collegians - Middletown, CT (Independent)
1933-34 New Britain Palace (ABL)
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)

PBE has this player as John Zaleski dying in December of 1977. However, John Zaleski was 62 at the time of his sudden passing and that would have made him 14 at the time of his enrollment at Fordham. This lead me to search a little deeper. According to Jeff Marcus' book, coach and owner of the New Britain Team, Henry "Monjue" Zaleski, also played for the team sparingly. His obituary states he played as well as coached.

Zaleski played football, baseball and basketball at Fordham, and after graduated, he played and coached around his hometown, and was the owner of the Palace when they took Camden's place midway into the ABL season in 1933-34. The next year, the New Britain ABL club, now known as the Jackaways, was owner, coach and player when he disbanded the team in January of 1935. At this point, he moved to New York City to concentrate on his legal career/ He served in the Counter Intelligence Corps during World War 2, and after his return was the town attorney in Riverhead, NY. He would be eventually become a NY State Supreme Court Justice. He suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in 1966.

He was married to Lea and they had one son and two daughters.

Source:
A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches by Jeff Marcus
Hartford Courant, March 10, 1966


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/john-zaleski/


Moe Weisman

Moe Weisman


Born:



Died:




Career
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)

Played one game for Newark. Not much else to go on.

There was a Morris Weisman (1906-2003) who was born and raised in Newark. Maybe?


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/moe-weisman/


Worm Wearshing

William Grover "Worm" Wearshing


Born:
August 20, 1906
Camden, NJ

Died:
August 6, 1991
Phoenix, AZ


Career
1924-25 Camden High School - New Jersey (High School)
1925-26 Camden High School - New Jersey (High School)
1927-28 Temple University (College)
1928-29 Temple University (College)
1929-30 Temple University (College)
1930-31 Camden (EBL)
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Philadelphia Hope (EBL)
1934-35 Camden (EBL)
1935-36 Woodrow Wilson High School - Camden (High School) Head coach

A three-sport player at Temple (baseball, basketball and football), Wearshing played pro baseball and basketball while embarking on a career in education. He once faced Satchel Paige in a game (and struck out both times he faced him.) He taught at Camden HS and Woodrow Wilson HS before moving over to Moorestown High School in 1943. In 1948, he was hired to manage the Dover Phillies baseball club. He retired in 1973 and moved to Phoenix, where he died of a heart attack in 1991 just shy of his 85th birthday. Always the athlete, he had taken swings in a batting cage just a couple days before his death.

He and his wife had a son and a daughter.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=wearsh001wil

Source:
Courier-Post (Camden), August 9, 1991
Arizona Republic, August 29, 1991


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/worm-wearshing/


Harry Walters

Harry Walters


Born:
1914?


Died:




Career
1933-34 Brooklyn Jewels (ABL)
1933-34 Wilkes Barre (PSL)
1934-35 New York Jewels (ABL)
1942-43 Brooklyn Indians (ABL)

Could it be Dr. Harold Bower Walters? He graduated from Cornell in 1934 and according to the school's yearbook played basketball. Born April 6, 1911, in Newark, died January 18, 2003). Became a veterinarian.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-walters/


Milt Trupin

Milton E. Trupin


Born:
September 5, 1909
New York, NY

Died:
June 26, 2003
Pompano Beach, FL


Career

1928-29 CCNY (College)
1929-30 CCNY (College)
1930-31 CCNY (College)
1931-32 Brooklyn Jewish Center (MSL)
1932-33 Yonkers Knights (MSL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitations (MSL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1934-35 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1935-36 Paterson Panthers / Trenton Moose (ABL)
1935-36 Atlantic City (EBL)
1935-36 Yeshiva College - New York (College) Head coach
1936-37 New York Celtics (ABL)
1936-37 Yeshiva College - New York (College) Head coach 

Born to Harry and Besse Trupin, Milt was a star player at CCNY and was one of the more well-known collegiate player at the time. We would go on to a decent career as a player and a coach and would also run a youth camp. His brother, Jack, also played some pro basketball around New York.

Milton married Esther Samuels in 1935 and they had a son and two daughters.

Source:
Jews In Sports

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/milt-trupin/


Ole Terjesen

Orville "Ole" Terjesen


Born:
June 13, 1911
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
Nov 13, 1997
Mt Pleasant, SC


Career
James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1929-30 King's Highway - Brooklyn (Independent)
1930-31 Brooklyn Polytehcnic (Prep)
Pratt College - Brooklyn (College)
1932-33 Bethelship M.E. - Brooklyn (Independent)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Brooklyn Crescents (Independent)
1936-37 Brooklyn Crescents (Independent)
1939-40 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1940-41 Glens Falls (NYSL)
1941-42 Glens Falls (NYSL)
1941-42 Rochester (Independent)


One of four basketball-playing brothers, brother Charley was also a noted basketball player around Brooklyn. Irving (a.k.a. Rip) played professionally for Akron Firestone in the late 30's.

Tejesen's first marriage to Agnes ended in a 1941 divorce. 

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/ole-terjesen/


Moon Stetkewicz

Emil William "Moon" Stetkewicz


Born:
February 24, 1909
NJ

Died:
June 6, 1991
Naples, FL


Career
1930-31 Hoboken St.Joseph’s CC (Independent)
1931-32 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Jasper (EBL)
1932-33 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1933-34 Hoboken/Camden/New Britain (ABL)
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)

Grew up in Hoboken, NJ

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/moon-stetkewicz/


Frank Stanzi

Francis Stanzi


Born:



Died:




Career
1932-33 Bronx (MBL)
1933-34 Bronx Americans (ABL)

Not much to be found. His name could very well be shortened from somthing much more ethnic (or even could have been "Stanz").


Source:


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


Johnny Spellacy

John J. Spellacy


Born:
Jan 30, 1908
New York, NY

Died:
March 8, 1986
Palm Beach, FL


Career
1925-26 St. Anslem (Independent)
1926-27 MacDowell Lyceum (Independent)
1927-28 Brooklyn Lithunaians (Independent)
1927-28 New York Whirlwinds (Independent)
1928-29 Jersey Separates (Independent)
1929-30 St.Martin Big-Five (Independent)
1929-30 New York Pros (Independent)
1930-31 New York Pros (Independent)
1931-32 Bronx St.Martin’s (Independent)
1932-33 Bronx St.Martin’s (Independent)
1933-34 Bronx Amercians (ABL)

Spellacy served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. His name has been seen in a couple newspaper articles spelled "Spellessi."

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/johnny-spellacy/


Moe Spahn

Morris C. Spahn


Born:
May 3, 1912
New York, NY

Died:
June 11, 1991
Manhattan, NY


Career
1927-28 Bryant High School - Queens (High School)
1928-29 Bryant High School - Queens (High School)
1929-30 Bryant High School - Queens (High School)
1930-31 CCNY (College)
1931-32 CCNY (College)
1932-33 CCNY (College)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1932-33 Original Celtics (Independent)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1933-34 New Britain Palace (ABL)
CCNY (College) Assistant coach
1934-35 New Britain Jackaways (ABL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans
1934-35 New Britain Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Freeland-Pittston (PSL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1935-36 Pittston (PSL)
1936-37 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 Pittston (PSL)
1937-38 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Pittston (NYPA)
1937-38 Reading (TCL)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1938-39 Original Celtics (Independent)
1939-40 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 New York Jewels (ABL)
1940-41 New York Jewels (ABL)
1941-42 New York Jewels (ABL)
1941-42 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1941-42 Saratoga (NYSL)
1942-43 Camden/Brooklyn Indians (ABL)
1942-43 Original Celtics (Independent)
1942-43 Wilmington Clippers (Independent)

After leading CCNY to a 41-6 record over his three seasons on the varsity squad, Spahn would go on to be one of the best players in the ABL. He lead the league in scoring in his rookie year, and was the runner up to the MVP award 1935-36 and 1936-37 before winning it outright in 1937-38. He was on five ABL championship teams, all while working as assistant coach at CCNY where he was earning his Master's Degree. He would eventually go on to NYU to earn his Ph.D.  His post-basketball life was dedicated to education. He was the headmaster at Franklin School in Manhattan for 25 years as well as a camp director at Camp Winaukee in New Hampshire and Tripp Lake Camp in Maine.

Moe died of heart failure in 1991. He and his wife and one son and one daughter.



Source:
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Jews In Sports
Obituary, NY Times, June 13, 1991


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/moe-spahn/