Monday, February 4, 2019

1947-48 Gadsden / Bessemer Whiz Kids (SPBL)

1947-48 GADSDEN / BESSEMER WHIZ KIDS
SOUTHERN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
7-30 .189, 6th place

On December 27, 1947, the club moved from Gadsden, Alabama, to Bessemer, Alabama, to try and attract more fans. The team was 0-8 at the time, and would only improve their fortunes slightly the rest of the way.



Head Coach: Jack Tanner (July 29, 1920 - June 28, 1998) Also played. See below.


PLAYERS:
  • B Avery 
Biography


  • Ray Carter (March 29, 1924 - May 14, 2008)
Biography

  • Jim Glasgow (December 29, 1924 - February 17, 1999)
Biography


  • Jim Mims (December 19, 1926 - December 30, 2004)
Biography

  • Lindsey Oden (b.August 27, 1929)
Biography

Herbert Spitzer
Lloyd Spitzer
Raymond Spitzer
Jack Tanner
J.W. Taylor

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