Wednesday, August 1, 2018

1948-49 Bridgeport Newfield Steelers (ABL)

1948-49 BRIDGEPORT NEWFIELD STEELERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
24-17 .585, T-4th place

Lost one-game playoff to Paterson

A new team to the ABL, Bridgeport (Connecticut) won their first 7 games in the league, but then only managed to play .500 basketball the rest of the way, finishing tied for fourth with Paterson. They lost a one-game playoff to Paterson, 99-80, ending their season.

Head Coaches:  
  • Perry Pilotti (March 24, 1916 - July 27, 1993)

PLAYERS: 
  • Jackie Bowden (September 7, 1917 - October 4, 1995)
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  • Jim Cascia (December 3, 1926 - March 20, 2001)
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  • Zeke Fazekas (February 29, 1920 - October 1, 1998)
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  • Tom Flanagan (July 18, 1916 - July 4, 2003)
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  • Ernie Gomez (June 16, 1924 - June 19, 1963)
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  • Mickey Homa (October 16, 1923 - April 9, 2014)
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  • Ernie Johnson (June 16, 1924 - August 12, 2011)
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  • Paul Klapprodt (July 10, 1923 - April 21, 2011)
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  • Bill Kotsores (September 18, 1924 - June 6, 1971)
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  • Ace Lengyel (April 14, 1926 - March 24, 1992)
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  • Ted Nicksick (July 30, 1921 - March 27, 1996)
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  • Joe Oslai (January 27, 1923 - March 10, 1976)
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  • George Petrovik (August 23, 1921 - February 10, 2016)
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  • Guinn Phillips (November 23, 1922 - January 17, 1999)
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  • Marty Powers (March 27, 1928 - December 21, 1991)
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  • Johnny Rusinko (March 1, 1925 - October 23, 2013)
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  • Jim Springer (June 17, 1926 - February 19, 2018)
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  • Buddy Thompson 
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  • Big John Wilson
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  • Little (or Small) John Wilson
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  • Young
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  • Bill Zirkel (July 20, 1927 - October 24, 2011)
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