Wednesday, August 1, 2018

1948-49 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

1948-49 PATERSON CRESCENTS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
24-17 .585, T-4th place

Defeated Bridgeport in one-game playoff
Semi-finals: Lost to Scranton, 2-0

Paterson won 7 of their last eight games to catch Bridgeport in a tie for fourth place and the final playoff spot. They defeated the Steelers in a one-game playoff, but were swept by Scranton in the best-of-three semi-final in a couple of nail-biters.

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PLAYERS:
  • Len Cohen (October 30, 1928 - May 30, 2017)
Biography

  • Donnie Forman (January 17, 1926 - May 10, 2018)
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  • Frido Frey (October 26, 1921 - May 16, 2000)
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  • Dick Holub (October 29, 1921 - July 27, 2009)
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  • Ralph Kaplowitz (May 18, 1919 - February 2, 2009)
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  • Walt Kaplowitz (June 24, 1924 - August 22, 1998)
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  • Tom Kelly (March 5, 1924 - March 20, 2008)
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  • Dick Kraus (September 30, 1926 - February 2, 1995)
Biography

  • Frank Mangiapane (August 5, 1925 - July 31, 2005)
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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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  • Ossie Schectman (March 30, 1919 - July 30, 2013)
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  • Butch Schwartz (February 14, 1919 - May 22, 2008)
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Bob Smith

Jimmy Weston


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