Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Bill Pless

William Gustav Pless

June 3, 1928
Far Rockaway, NY

October 25, 2001
Bellmore, NY

Cortland State Teachers College - New York (College)
1947-48 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1947-48 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)
1948-49 Troy Celtics (NYSL)
1948-49 Danbury Fedoras (EBL-Ct)
1948-49 Cohoes Mastadons (NYSL)
1949-50 Schenectady Packers (ABL)
1949-50 Meriden Sons of Italy (EBL-Ct)
1950-51 Allentown / Carbondale Aces (ABL)
1950-51 Meriden Sons of Italy (EBL-Ct)
1951-52 Carbondale Aces (ABL)
1951-52 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)

The 6'6 athlete was one of the many youngsters signed during World War 2 to play baseball with the diluted talent pool. He was 17 when he made his debut for the Phillies' farm team in Wilmington in 1945, and would pitch over the next few seasons. He never got higher than Class A. During the off-season in this period, he would play pro and semi-pro basketball, including three seasons in the ABL.

Minor League Baseball Stats



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