Monday, July 9, 2018

1947-48 Jersey City Atoms / Scranton Miners (ABL)

1947-48 JERSEY CITY ATOMS / SCRANTON MINERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
16-16 .500, 4th place
First Round: Lost to Paterson, 2-0

The Atoms had attendance issues through the first few months, and in the middle of January the team changed its home to Union City, New Jersey, while looking for a more suitable location. After spitting two games as Union City, the 8-9 team moved to Scranton to become the Miners. Red Wallace took over as player/coach and lead the new-look club to a fourth place finish and a spot in the ABL Playoffs.


Head coaches:
  • Bernie Fliegel (May 13, 1918 - December 3, 2009) 8-9
  • Red Wallace (July 12, 1918 - July 7, 1977) 8-7. Also played. See below.
PLAYERS: 
  • Ace (Abbott) Goldstein  (March 20, 1917 - October 8, 1960)
Biography

  • Red Allen 
Biography 

  • George Babich 
Biography

  • Milt Breenberg (September 25, 1923 - February 13, 2017)
Biography 

  • Saul Cohen (April 22, 1921 - March 14, 2018)
Biography 

  • Norm Drucker (July 4, 1920 - February 6, 2015)
Biography

  • Moe Dubilier (February 20, 1915 - April 22, 2003)
Biography

  • Bob Fitzgerald (March 14, 1923 - July 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Pop Goodwin (December 22, 1920 - May 17, 2005)
Biography

  • Tony Karpowich (August 20, 1919 - June 3, 1972)
Biography


  • Ed Kassler (July 21, 1923 - March 7, 2011)
Biography 

  • Don Kotter (December 29, 1920 - November 11, 1985)
Biography

  • Roy Leenig (August 22, 1920 - November 8, 1982)
Biography 

  • Artie Lockheed (March 4, 1921 - November 22, 2014)
Biography

  • Johnny Macknowski (b. January 7, 1923)
Biography

  • Bernard Opper (September 1, 1915 - February 24, 2000)
Biography

Ben Pagiarolli
  • Red Pasch (August 1, 1920 - November 2, 1997)
Biography 
 
  • Hank Rosenstein (June 16, 1920 - February 27, 2010)
Biography

  • Lou Simon (February 13, 1916 - December 1973)
Biography

  • Sid Tanenbaum (October 8, 1925 - September 4, 1986)
Biography

Joey Thomas
Vince Verdeschi

  • Red Wallace (July 12, 1918 - July 7, 1977)
Biography

Red Patrick Walsh
Tony Zaycheck

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