Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1949-50 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)

Coach Eddie White
1949-50 WILKES-BARRE BARONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
21-17 .553, 3rd place

Semi-finals: Lost to Scranton, 2-1


The two-time defending champs started off on a torrid 7-1 stretch before coach Eddie White stepped down. After two losses with Steve Chanecka leading the team, White returned. Following a five game skid, the Barons turned it on in late December, winning 8 of 9 and 13 of 17. However, they limped through the last month of the season by losing 7 of 8 and finishing six games out of first. In a first round playoff battle that was a rematch of the ABL championship series the prior season, Wilkes-Barre was bounced with a deciding thriller that went into triple overtime.




Head Coaches:
  • Eddie White (February 4, 1910 - December 9, 1988) 7-1, 14-14
  • Steve Chanecka (February 6, 1918 - February 9, 2000) 0-2  Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Greek Athas (October 6, 1922 - April 29, 2009)
Biography


  • Herky Baltimore (June 21, 1921 - January 1, 1968)
Biography

  • Ike Borsavage (July 25, 1924 - January 10, 2014)
Biography

  • Bill Chanecka (April 21, 1924 - January 27, 2010)
Biography

  • Steve Chanecka (February 6, 1918 - February 9, 2000)
Biography

  • Joe "Bells" Colone (January 23, 1924 - July 1, 2009)
Biography

  • Ted Hanauer (January 1, 1924 - October 1, 2013)
Biography 

  • Shag Hawkins (September 23, 1920 - March 10, 2005)
Biography

  • Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)
Biography

  • Cas Ostrowski (July 24, 1924 - March 2, 2000)
Biography 

  • Pete Pasko (September 9, 1919 - March 31, 2004)
Biography

  • Milton Ticco (September 22, 1922 - January 26, 2002)
Biography

  • Marty Zippel (February 7, 1922 - October 17, 2018)
Biography

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