Earl Harry Hafner
July 29, 1921
March 15, 1988
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1946-47 Wilkes-Barre Barons (EBL)
1947-48 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1948-49 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1948-49 Sunbury Mercuries (EBL)
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Harry and Bessie Hafner. Hafner served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 2 before playing basketball for a few seasons. He played under the name "Mitchell" with Wilkes-Barre in 1946.
His first marriage to Dorothy Ganyo (1927-1955) ended in a 1953 divorce. He remarried to Dorothy Puglise (1928-2009) and they had two sons and a daughter.