Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1949-50 New York Harlem Yankees (ABL)

1949-50 NEW YORK HARLEM YANKEES
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
20-17 .541, 4th place

Semi-Finals: Lost to Bridgeport, 2-1

The HarlemYankees, an all-black team in the ABL, finished strong to make the playoffs but fell to Bridgeport. Hank DeZonie was one of the bigger stars in the league, and he was aided by New York City legend Rabbit Walthour and major league baseball player George Crowe.

Head Coach: Art Joseph


PLAYERS:
  • Jerry Bailey (July 18, 1922 - August 1985)
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  • George Crowe (March 22, 1921 - January 18, 2011)
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  • Hank DeZonie (February 12, 1922 - January 2, 2009)
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  • Clarence Forbes (May 29, 1923 - August 31, 2008)
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  • Don Hinds
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  • Sonny Jameson (November 9, 1926 - September 17, 1994)
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  • Benny McNeil 
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  • Ducky Moore (b. July 24, 1923)
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  • Henry Singleton (March 24, 1925 - July 4, 2010)
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  • James Usry (February 2, 1922 - January 25, 2002)
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  • Rabbit Walthour (August 25, 1930 - September 10, 1977)
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  • Sonny Wood (December 31, 1922 - July 11, 1970)
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