Wednesday, August 1, 2018

1948-49 Atlantic City Tides / Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)

1948-49 ATLANTIC CITY TIDES / PHILADELPHIA SPHA's
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
8-26 .235, 8th place

The Philadelphia SPHA's headed to a new hometown for this season: Atlantic City. In January, the Tides (as they were now known), unable to draw that well, returned to Philly and to their SPHA's moniker.

They started the season hot, winning 6 of their first seven games. However, their fortunes turned sour quickly, losing 16 games in a row and only winning twice more for the remainder of the season.

  • Head Coach: Harry Litwack (September 20, 1907 - August 7, 1999)

PLAYERS:
  • Bobby Barnett  
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  • Jack Brophy  
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  • Stan Brown (June 27, 1929 - August 2, 2009)
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  • Dave Fox  
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  • Gorham Getchell (August 14, 1920 - July 7, 1980)
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  • George Herlich (July 25, 1923 - February 28, 1985)
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  • Ed Lyons (July 1, 1926 - October 28, 2011)
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  • Phil Markoff  
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  • Bill McCahan (June 7, 1921 - July 3, 1986)
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  • Elmore Morgenthaler (August 3, 1922 - November 25, 1997)
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  • Tommy O'Connell (November 10, 1923 - February 5, 2011)
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  • Jerry Rullo (June 23, 1922 - October 21, 2016)
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  • Frank Stanczak (August 17, 1929 - January 11, 2011)
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  • Aaron Tanitsky (b. January 14, 1926)
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  • Hook Wallace (November 1, 1925 - September 23, 1998)
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  • Lenny Weiner (October 26, 1923 - May 21, 1995)
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  • Dave Young
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  • Bill Zubic 

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