Michael Rudolfo "Mike" Michelotti
February 1, 1909
New York, NY
March 12, 1950
1930-31 Honesdale (PSL)
1931-32 Long Island Pro-Imps (MBL)
1931-32 Carbondale (PSL)
1932-33 Long Island Pro-Imps (MBL)
1932-33 Yonkers Knights (MBL)
1932-33 Wilkes Barre (PSL)
1933-34 Bronx Americans (ABL)
1933-34 Wilkes Barre-Carbondale (PSL)
1933-34 Astoria L.I. Pro-Imps (Independent)
1934-35 Freeland (PSL)
1934-35 Astoria L.I. Pro-Imps (Independent)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 New York Firemen (Independent)
1946-47 Long Island (NYNJ)
Michelotti was born to Italian immigrants Raniere and Cortese Michelotti. He was a long-time-professional basketball player and also a fireman for Ladder 116 in New York City.
He was injured in a firefight on April 9, 1948, and eventually died of his injuries almost two years later. He was only 41. He was honored before a Long Island basketball game with a gold watch in gratitude for his years of basketball prowess. This occurred just a month before the incident that would eventually take his life.
He was married to Grace.