Monday, February 19, 2018

Ace Goldstein (Abbott)

Morris Asa "Ace" Goldstein
changed his last name to Mark Asa Abbott in 1943


Born:
March 20, 1917
Bronx, NY

Died:
October 8, 1960
Yonkers, NY


Career
1935-36 CCNY (College)
1936-37 CCNY (College)
1937-38 CCNY (College)
1937-38 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)
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 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1941-42 Troy (NYSL)
1942-43 Kingston Recreations (Independent)
1942-43 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1943-44 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1944-45 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1946-47 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1947-48 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1947-48 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)
1947-48 Westchester Whirlwinds (Independent)

Born to Polish immigrants Harry and Dora Goldstein, Ace was a great basketball player on the very talented CCNY teams in the mid-30's. Like his CCNY teammate Bernie Fliegel, Goldstein signed with an ABL team right after the collegiate season ended in March of 1938. Goldstein went to the Jersey Reds whereas Fliegel went to the Celtics. Ace would play in the ABL for 11 seasons, and prior to the 1943-44 season he legally changed his name to Mark Abbott. He was only 43 when he died in 1960.

He and his wife, Clarice, had 4 children.

Source:
Jews In Sports

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/ace-abbott/


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