Thursday, May 23, 2019

1946-47 Troy Berkays / Whirlwinds (NYSL)

1946-47 TROY BERKAYS / WHIRLWINDS
NEW YORK STATE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 2-12 .143, (2-32 .059*) 4th place

The city of Troy already had a pro basketball team (Troy Celtics) in the American League, so the idea of supporting two teams seemed like a bad one. Harry Fitzpatrick left after four ganes, and after More Goldman filled in, local high school coach and former player Curly Burns took over. The Boston Whirlwinds were brought in to replace the entire squad on January 15. Burns remained on as coach until the team ceased operations following a 101-57 beating at Saratoga. The team forfeited the 20 remaining games.

 * Twenty forfeit losses: four to Albany, five to Cohoes, three to Mohawk, three to Saratoga, one to Schenectady, three to Gloversville and one to Utica.


Head Coaches: 
  • Harry Fitzpatrick (May 22, 1913 - November 19, 1979) 0-4
  • Moe Goldman (May 30, 1913 - May 7, 1989) 0-1
  • Joseph "Curly" Burns ( - died after March 1956 but before Apr 1959) 2-7

Bob Duffy

PLAYERS:
  • Alvin
  • Anderson
  • Anthony
  • Charlie Bradley (February 4, 1922 - February 12, 1978)
  • Herb Brenner (November 23, 1918 - July 2, 2012)
  • Ed Buckley (July 2, 1920 - September 15, 1993)
  • Tom Connell (April 12, 1921 - January 23, 2010)
  • Dom Denio (March 23, 1919 - June 22, 2011)
  • Tony DiBacco (March 24, 1927 - August 30, 2016)
    Jack Fultz
  • Bob Duffy (July 5, 1922 - June 11, 1978)
  • Evers 
  • Jack Fultz (July 3, 1922 - October 17, 1952)
  • Gardner 
  • Gregory 
  • Mike Gully (March 22, 1915 - September 14, 1990)
    Mike Gully
  • Ted Heuchling (June 24, 1925 - December 23, 2017)
  • Mickey Hogan (February 3, 1923 - May 28, 2010)
  • Ed Krause
  • Jim Krug (June 13, 1918 - April 8, 2010)
  • Pat Marino (April 4, 1926 - October 16, 2014)
  • Bob McDermott (June 13, 1921 - June 14, 2014)
  • McKinstry 
  • John McNamee (October 21, 1918 - November 12, 1965)
  • Tidy Millen (January 5, 1913 - March 4, 1983)
  • Les Mintz (July 27, 1921 - November 10, 2016)
  • Jack Pendergast (February 24, 1912 - January 26, 1991)
  • Reynolds 
  • Ryan 
  • Jim Sarullo (August 10, 1916 - February 1976)
  • Stanko 
Wally Williams
  • Ralph Taggart (July 7, 1921 - April 25, 2006)
  • Tucker 
  • Red Vetters (July 19, 1917 - April 1, 1997)
  • Vince 
  • Waters 
  • Wally Williams (February 12, 1919 - August 8, 1990)

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