Monday, July 9, 2018

1947-48 Elizabeth Braves / Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)

1947-48 ELIZABETH BRAVES / HARTFORD HURRICANES
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
11-12 .478, 5th place

The Braves won their first game of the year, and then the franchise was transferred to Hartford as the Braves folded. Jack O'Brien then coached the Hurricanes the rest of the season.

Head coaches:
  • Leo Merson (May 1, 1915 - May 8, 2001) 1-0
  • John O'Brien (July 25, 1916 - June 18, 1994) 10-12 Also played. See below.



PLAYERS:  

Elizabeth Braves:

  • Sid Blair (September 8, 1917 - December 1982)
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  • Norm Drucker (July 4, 1920 - February 6, 2015)
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  • Steve Juenger (February 10, 1915 - November 18, 2003)
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  • Len Lesser 
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  • Bob Mullens (November 1, 1922 - July 15, 1989)
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  • Dick Murphy (March 10, 1921 - October 22, 1973)
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  • Seekant 
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  • Red Walsh ((March 17, 1924 - March 26, 2002)

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Hartford Hurricanes:


  • Red Allen 
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  • Frank Bores (October 15, 1920 - January 7, 1982)
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  • Verne Cox (January 2, 1920 - September 7, 1991)
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  • Jack Curran (b. 1924)
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  • Red Dehnert (January 24, 1924 - September 23, 1994)
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  • Bob Fitzgerald (March 14, 1923 - July 23, 1983)
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  • Tom Flanagan (July 18, 1916 - July 4, 2003)
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  • Coulby Gunther (February 5, 1923 - July 14, 2005)
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  • Jim Hanrahan (September 14, 1923 - May 31, 2006)
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  • Arnold Jones 
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  • Paul Klapprodt (July 10, 1923 - April 21, 2011)
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  • Bobby Knight (April 30, 1929 - May 23, 2008)
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  • John O'Brien (July 25, 1916 - June 18, 1994)
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  • Bob Sherman (January 12, 1920 - December 23, 2016)
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  • Bill Wade (January 31, 1927 - August 30, 1991)
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