Monday, October 8, 2018

1951-52 Washington Capitols (ABL)

1951-52 WASHINGTON CAPITOLS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
15-7 .682


The Capitols were once an NBA franchise, and in their debut season in 1946-47, they won the BAA regular season title before losing in the semi-finals. Two years later, they lost to the Minneapolis Lakers in the BAA finals. When the BAA merged with the NBL in 1949-50, the Caps saw their record slide. In the next season, they team didn't even make it through January, folding in January 9, 1951. The ownership decided to revamp the club for the 1951-52 seasons and join the smaller ABL. The Caps played great, running out to a 10-3 start. However, financially, the club didn't draw well and once again chose January to call it quits, despite handily being in second place. This time, the Capitols would not resurface.

Head coaches:
  • Chick Reiser (October 19, 1912 - November 14, 2005)

PLAYERS:
  • Carl Braun (September 25, 1927 - February 10, 2010)
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  • Bill Cain (November 24, 1918 - February 6, 1999)
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  • Harris
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  • Sonny Hertzberg (July 29, 1922 - July 25, 2005)
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  • Harold Hunter (April 30, 1926 - March 7, 2013)
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  • Leroy Ishman (November 30, 1926 - November 29, 2008)
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  • Gene Janis (May 1926 - February 1986)
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  • Freddie Lewis (January 6, 1921 - December 27, 1994)
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  • Ed Lyons (July 1, 1926 - October 28, 2011)
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  • Ken Murray (April 20, 1928 - June 15, 2008)
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  • Johnny O'Boyle (b. March 7, 1928)
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  • Dick O'Keefe (September 29, 1923 - December 17, 2006)
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  • Tommy O'Keefe (June 3, 1928 - October 18, 2015)
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  • Herb Scherer (December 21, 1928 - June 28, 2012)
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  • Dick Schnittker (b. May 27, 1928)
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  • Don Slattery (November 25, 1932 - July 17, 2004)
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  • Jim Slaughter (May 13, 1928 - August 2, 1999)
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  • Hal Tidrick (April 4, 1915 - April 2, 1974)
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