Monday, October 8, 2018

1951-52 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)

1951-52 WILKES-BARRE BARONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
20-19 .513, 3rd place

Semi-finals: Defeated Elmira, 4-3
ABL Finals: Defeated Scranton, 4-2

The Barons were back in the ABL after a snit with the league over money at the close of the previous campaign. The Barons, regularly a contender for the league title. got off to a poor start and played at a mediocre level for the first three months. Closing January with a 10-14 record, the Barons got rid of Eddie Bartels and Jackie Leighton and picked up veteran star Red Wallace from the defunct Middletown franchise. This helped spark the club to a strong finish, winning 10 of their last 15 games and headed into the playoffs. After a tough seven-game series with Elmira, winning in seven games after being down 3 games to 2, they faced their rivals in Scranton for the ABL Championship. They would defeat the Miners in six games to win their third ABL crown.


Head Coaches:
  • Eddie White (February 4, 1910 - December 9, 1988)

PLAYERS:
  • Ed Bartels (October 8, 1925 - November 4, 2007)
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  • Jim Cathcart (November 22, 1926 - March 14, 2015)
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  • Joe "Bells" Colone (January 23, 1924 - July 1, 2009)
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  • Ray Corley (January 14, 1928 - February 5, 2007)
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  • Ray Ellefson (November 18, 1922 - October 7, 1994)
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  • Johnny Ezersky (March 21, 1922 - February 20, 2012)
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  • Shag Hawkins (September 23, 1920 - March 10, 2005)
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  • Roger Layne (February 20, 1929 - June 16, 2005)
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  • Jack Leighton (January 25, 1928 - August 2, 1996)
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  • Joe Majikes (July 14, 1929 - March 22, 2007)
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  • Tom McLaughlin (August 14, 1926 - August 27, 1998)
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  • Chuck Mrazovich (b. February 26, 1924)
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  • Johnny O'Boyle (b. March 7, 1928)
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  • Frank Pozda (b. August 2, 1929)
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  • Red Wallace (July 12, 1918 - July 7, 1977)
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  • Jimmy Weston (November 2, 1922 - February 6, 1997)
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