Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1948-49 Torrington Howards (EBL-CT)

1948-49 TORRINGTON HOWARDS
EASTERN BASKETBALL LEAGUE - CONNECTICUT
Yankee Division
Finished: 13-6 .684, 1st place

Playoff Round Robin: 3-3, 3rd place

Trroington came in with an entirely differnt roster from the previous year, save for Frank Samele. The result was a mediocre start, alternating wins and losses for the first ten games. Then, the Howards won 8 or nine games down the strectj to win the Yankee Division. In the round robin, they split the six contests, finishing third.


Head Coach:  
  • Frank Samele (January 8, 1923 - July 15, 1990)

PLAYERS:
  • Jack Doherty (b. February 27, 1921)
  • Jackie Foerst (June 8, 1927 - October 7, 2016)
  • Slim Garrett 
  • Jack Gimmler (July 27, 1927 - December 14, 1996)
  • Red Ryan (Septembe 22, 1924 - July 10, 2005)
  • Frank Samele (January 8, 1923 - July 15, 1990)
  • Tommy Sheehan (August 12, 1922 - July 4, 2003)
  • Rollie Spino (June 9, 1929 - July 31, 2017)


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