Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Swede Masin

Seymour "Swede" Masin

June 7, 1920
Newark, NJ

September 10, 2005
Edison, NJ

1936-37 Weequahic High School - Newark (High School)
1937-38 Weequahic High School - Newark (High School)
1939-40 Panzer College (College)
1940-41 Panzer College (College)
1941-42 Panzer College (College)
1942-43 New York Jewels (ABL)
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1946-47 Newark Bobcats (ABL)
1946-47 Troy Whirlwinds (NYSL)

Masin, a star athlete in Newark and a World War 2 veteran, was the inspiration for one of the primary characters in Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "American Pastoral." He later worked as a liquor salesman in New Jersey.

The Dispatch (Moline, IL), September 14, 2005


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