Monday, October 8, 2018

1951-52 Carbondale Aces / Middletown Guards (ABL)

1951-52 CARBONDALE ACES / MIDDLETOWN GUARDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
7-13 .350

The Carbondale Aces got off to a decent 5-3 start but were having trouble drawings fans. They struggled through the second half of December and January, and Red Wallace was relieved of his head coaching duties on January 13, 1952. Bernie Sarachek, who had been coaching the Scranton Miners until he quit in a salary dispute a few days prior, lead the Aces in a 76-71 loss to Manchester. On January 24, the Aces announced the team was ceasing operations. The league awarded the franchise to the Middletown Guards, with the Guards taking on the 6-8 record Carbondale had pieced together. Joe Wise was the coach of Middletown, and Frank Lewis, who had started the season with Bridgeport before being sent to Carbondale, was the only player who went from the Aces to the Guards. Middletown went 1-5 before the club withdrew from the league.


CARBONDALE:


Head Coaches: 
  • Red Wallace (March 28, 1899 - December 25, 1981) 6-7
  • Bernie Sarachak (October 19, 1912 - November 14, 2005) 0-1
PLAYERS:
  • Syl Bozinski (b. September 7, 1927)
Biography 

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

  • Pete Clark (October 13, 1925 - May 26, 2012)
Biography 

  • Cravath
Biography 

  • Ray Ellefson (November 18, 1922 - October 7, 1994)
Biography

  • George Feigenbaum (July 2, 1928 - December 25, 2000)
Biography

  • Grasnicka
Biography 


  • Dick Hammock (March 12, 1924 - February 1, 1965)
Biography

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

  • Kitik
Biography

Frank Lewis
Bob McGrane



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


  • Bill Pless (June 3, 1928 - October 25, 2001)
Biography

  • Herb Scherer (December 21, 1928 - June 28, 2012)
Biography

  • Wally Sheil (April 15, 1929 - June 23, 2002)
Biography

Andy Skovoretz
Tommy Smith

  • Red Wallace (July 12, 1918 - July 7, 1977)
Biography

Yellis
  • Eddie Younger (January 7, 1923 - March 18, 1985)
Biography



MIDDLETOWN:

Head Coach: 
  • Joe Wise ( - ) 1-5
PLAYERS:
  • Italo Ablondi (August 25, 1925 - June 16, 2001)
Biography

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

  • Ed Chenetz (b. January 30,. 1931)
Biography


  • Walt Ciborowski (June 6, 1925 - January 14, 1991)
Biography 

  • Jack Curran (b. 1924)
Biography

  • Ray Dombrosky (January 1, 1927 - December 9, 1982)
Biography

  • Vic Hansen 
Biography

  • Dick Holub (October 29, 1921 - July 27, 2009)
Biography

Frank Lewis
  • Freddie Lewis (January 6, 1921 - December 27, 1994)
Biography

Larry Lohniss
Paul Lynner

  • Frank Martello 
Biography

  • Tom Muller (deceased)
Biography

  • Norm Skinner (b. June 15, 1926)
Biography

Arnold Smith
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Mort Stagoff
Charley Wexler



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