Friday, January 19, 2018

Mike Michelotti

Michael Rudolfo "Mike" Michelotti


Born:
February 1, 1909
New York, NY

Died:
March 12, 1950
Queens, NY


Career
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.

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

3 comments:

  1. probasketballencyclopedia.com has him as "Nicholas" but you list him as "Michael" without any mention of the discrepancy. I assume "Michael" is indeed his correct given name?

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  2. From all the records I find in Ancestry and from FDNY, his name is Michael. I couldn't find any reference to him being "Nicholas"

    (Glad to see my blog is being read :) )

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  3. All the time. You do good work!

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