Monday, October 8, 2018

1951-52 Manchester British Americans (ABL)

1951-52 MANCHESTER BRITISH AMERICANS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
7-11 .389, 5th place

The BA's joined the league late, starting play on New Years Day, 1952. They had been a member of Connecticut's Eastern League before being lured into the ABL fold. They proved to not have much impact on the playoff race.

Head coaches:
  • Johnny Falkowski (March 9, 1911 - May 3, 1975) 1-0 
  • Jackie Allen (April 11, 1923 - August 24, 1966) 3-5
  • Sonny Hertzberg (July 29, 1922 - July 25, 2005) 4-6

PLAYERS: 
  • Jackie Allen (April 11, 1923 - August 24, 1966)
Biography 

  • Puggy Bell (November 26, 1914 - February 19, 1985)
Biography

  • Verne Cox (January 2, 1920 - September 7, 1991)
Biography 

  • John Dobrutsky (January 27, 1922 - March 1, 1996)
Biography 

  • Harry Foley (deceased)
Biography

  • Don Goodwin (June 16, 1925 - March 17, 2008)
Biography

  • Ken Goodwin (November 4, 1927 - October 8, 2013)
Biography 

  • Vic Hansen 
Biography

  • Sonny Hertzberg (July 29, 1922 - July 25, 2005)
Biography

  • Bobby Knight (April 30, 1929 - May 23, 2008)
Biography

  • Joe Kubachka (March 21, 1924 - January 23, 2012)
Biography 

  • Paul Labanowski (March 27, 1928 - March 7, 2002)
Biography

  • Bill Massa (July 28, 1925 - May 19, 2015)
Biography

  • John Mazziotta (May 15, 1930 - October 11, 2011)
Biography

  • Al Palmieri (September 7, 1922 - April 1, 2008)
Biography
 

  • Tom Whipple (December 11, 1927 - December 12, 2002)
Biography 

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