Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ben Auerbach

Benjamin Auerbach

March 1, 1919
New York, NY

June 18, 1993
Delray Beach, FL

1936-37 DeWitt Clinton High School - New York (High School)
1936-37 DeWitt Clinton High School - New York (High School)
1938-39 NYU (College)
1939-40 NYU (College)
1940-41 NYU (College)
1940-41 Brooklyn Celtics (ABL)
1941-42 Brooklyn  (Independent)
1941-42 Saratoga (NYSL)
1943-44 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1943-44 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1944-45 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1945-46 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1946-47 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1948-49 Cohoes Mastadons (NYSL)

Auerbach was a member of the great NYU teams of the late 30's and early 40's. At the end of the 1940-41 season, Auerbach was declared ineligible and missed NYU's last two games. He joined the Kate Smith's Brooklyn Celtics, debuting in the pro game on March 15, 1941. He played basketball professionally through the 1940's, with an interruption to serve in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

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