Thursday, May 23, 2019

1946-47 Albany Senators / Red Devils (NYSL)

1946-47 ALBANY SENATORS / RED DEVILS
NEW YORK STATE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
George Duke
Finished: 13-13 .500 (20-13 .606*), 2nd place

Divisional  Semi-finals - Lost to Cohoes, 3-2

The Albany Sentators got off to a sluggish start and were in the midst of a five-game losing streak when the team was sold on February 1, 1948, to local businessmen Milton Crookes and George Lee. The new owners brought in the New Haven team from the Connecticut State League to replace the old club. Now known as the Red Devils, Albany finished in second place, aided with a lot of forfeits from Troy and Gloversville when those teams folded. They lost in the Eastern Divisional playoffs to Cohoes, dropping three straight after going up two games to none.

 * Seven forfeit wins: three from Gloversville, four from Troy



Head Coaches: 
  • George Duke (June 23, 1918 - December 24, 1998)  0-2
  • Barney Sedran (January 28, 1891 - January 14, 1969) 18-13
Lou Burtnett

PLAYERS:
  • Lou Burtnett (April 29, 1921 - April 11, 1983)
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Frank Crisafi (April 9, 1923 - May 19, 2018
  • John Dieckelman (April 22, 1921 - February 20, 1989)
  • Hank Donasky
  • George Duke (June 23, 1918 - December 24, 1998)
  • Ray Duval (June 7, 1920 - July 18, 1994)
  • Pete Farina
  • Bill Griffin
  • Harest
  • Hassman
  • Haupt
Leo Kane
  • Hood
  • Frank Iwanski (October 11, 1914 - October 29, 2003)
  • Leo Kane (b. 1926)
  • Don Kotter (December 29, 1920 - November 11, 1985)
  • Costa Lazarou (February 27, 1927 - December 5, 2014)
  • Bob Leder (July 26, 1925 - May 30, 2012)
  • Chubby Malinconico (November 16, 1921 - March 14, 2007)
  • John McHugh 
  • Jim Monahan (March 14, 1922 - March 23, 2002)
  • Murphy
  • Nick Parpan (June 28, 1917 - November 9, 1977)
  • Tony Parpan (November 9, 1919 - April 10, 1976)
  • Willard Rice (July 4, 1919 - October 7, 1992)
  • Ryan
  • Joe St. John (February 14, 1920 - October 4, 2003)
  • Shindell
  • Ralph Taggart (July 7, 1921 - April 25, 2006)
  • Tony Tammaro (September 13, 1920 - June 9, 2009)
  • Tighe
  • John Varsoke (February 8, 1921 - October 28, 2003)
  • Chuck Yund (December 12, 1918 - September 5, 1961)

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