Friday, April 20, 2018

Saul Cohen

Saul Cohen


Born:
April 22, 1921
Bronx, NY

Died:
March 14, 2018
Boynton Beach, FL


Career
1938-39 DeWitt Clinton High School - New York (High School)
1940-41 Long Island University (College)
1941-42 Long Island University (College)
1942-43 Long Island University (College)
1945-46 New York Gothams (ABL)
1946-47 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)
1947-48 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)
1947-48 Jersey City Atoms / Scranton Miners (ABL)
1948-49 Utica Olympics (NYSL)

The Bronx native was on the Long Island team that one the NIT in 1941. After finishing school, he served in the army during World War 2. Upon his return, he played professional basketball while getting a law degree during the week. He would practice law for many years and also became a real estate developer.

He and his wife, Bernice, had two sons and a daughter.


Source:
Obituary

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/saul-cohen/

Jerry Bussell

Gerard James Bussell


Born:
October 17, 1919
New York, NY

Died:
October 2, 1995
Jacksonville, FL


Career
1939-40 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (NY) (College)
1940-41 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (NY) (College)
1941-42 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (NY) (College)
1945-46 New York Gothams (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Hartford (NEBL)
1946-47 Newark Bobcats (ABL)
1946-47 Saratoga Indians (NYSL)
1946-47 Bronx-Bergen (NYNJ)

Born to Francis and Frances Bussell in New York City, Bussell grew up in Brooklyn and attended St. Francis. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 2. He played some pro basketball after the war and worked for many years as a plant manager at Ann Page Corporation in Horseheads, New York. He retired and moved to Florida.

He married Marie Timoney (d. 1991) and had three sons and one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jerry-bussell/

Thursday, April 19, 2018

1945-46 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)

1945-46 WILMINGTON BOMBERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
15-19 .441, 4th place
Semi-Finals: Lost to Philadelphia, 2-0


Head Coaches
  • Stanley Szukala (June 12, 1918 - August 30, 2003) 1-2 Also played. See below.
  • Si Boardman (August 24,1915 - March 24, 1950) 10-10 Also played. See below.
  • Bill McKeever (January 25, 1913 - March 9, 2008) 4-3 Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • John Barr (August 18, 1918 - July 1, 2002)
Biography

  • Si Boardman (August 24,1915 - March 24, 1950)
Biography 

  • Paul Chadick (May 25, 1918 - December 28, 1999)
Biography 

  • Ken Corley (May 10, 1920 - June 27, 1984)
Biography

John Craddock
  • Bill Davis (October 3, 1920 - November 30, 1975)
Biography

  • Bernie Fliegel (May 13, 1918 - December 3, 2009)
Biography

  • George Glamack (June 7, 1918 - March 10, 1987)
Biography

Harley Graf
  • Charley Hoefer (September 16, 1921 - June 12, 1983)
Biography

  • Doug Holcomb (February 9, 1921 - February 3, 2008)
Biography

Johnny Jett

Hal Judenfriend

  • Sam Kaplan (December 22, 1912 - July 1, 1998)
Biography

  • Herm Knuppel (August 23, 1916 - August 16, 1997)
Biography 

Dick Koecher
  • Bill McCahan (June 7, 1921 - July 3, 1986)
Biography

  • Bill McKeever (January 15, 1918 - January 24, 2007)
Biography

  • John Murphy (September 13, 1924 - January 29, 2003)
Biography

  • Robert Neu (June 28, 1917 - February 7, 1971)
Biography

  • Richie Niemiera (May 26, 1921 - December 27, 2003)
Biography

Lloyd Rice
Jerry Seeders
Eber Simpson
### Stamm



  • Stanley Szukala (June 12, 1918 - August 30, 2003)
Biography

1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)

1945-46 TRENTON TIGERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
14-20 .412, 5th place


Head Coach:  Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973)

PLAYERS:
  • Ace (Abbott) Goldstein  (March 20, 1917 - October 8, 1960)
Biography

  • Mike Bloom (January 14, 1915 - June 5, 1993)
Biography

  • Tony Bodego (January 16, 1922 - November 15, 2001)
Biography 

  • Eddie Boyle (June 15, 1917 - March 16, 1999)
Biography

Jerry Bussell
  • Larry Dodick (August 15, 1914 - February 11, 1999)
Biography

  • Dick Fitzgerald (November 18, 1920 - April 13, 1968)
Biography

  • Harry Fitzpatrick (May 22, 1913 - November 19, 1979)
Biography


  • Tom Flanagan (July 18, 1916 - July 4, 2003)
Biography 


  • Herbie Gershon (October 30, 1916  - September 24, 1997)
Biography

  • Ben Goldfaden (September 6, 1913 - March 25, 2013)
Biography

  • Tom Gorman (March 16, 1919 - August 11, 1986)
Biography
 
  • Dick Gray (May 26, 1921 - December 28, 1973)
Biography 

Earl Hafner
  • Bob Hassmiller (December 17, 1916 - September 8, 1980)
Biography

  • Mike McCarron (March 2, 1922 - October 2, 1991)
Biography

  • Jack McGuirk (November 8, 1915 - February 13, 1996)
Biography


Sam Mele
  • Ash Resnick (March 6, 1916 - January 18, 1989)
Biography

Al Rossi
  • Chubby Sherman 
Biography 

  • Lou Simon (February 13, 1916 - December 1973)
Biography

  • Art Spector (October 17, 1920 - June 18, 1987)
Biography

  • Bob Tough (August 28, 1920 - April 7, 1999)
Biography

  • Virgil Vaughn (May 15, 1918 - February 26, 2007)
Biography


1945-46 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)

1945-46 PHILADELPHIA SPHA's
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
21-13 .618, T-1st place
1st Place Playoff: Lost to Baltimore, 1-0
Semi-finals: Defeated Wilmington, 2-0
ABL Championship: Lost to Baltimore, 3-1



PLAYERS:
  • Irv Davis (January 10, 1915 - October 30, 2010)
Biography 

  • Jerry Fleishman (February 14, 1922 - June 20, 2007)
Biography

  • Dutch Garfinkel (June 13, 1918 - August 14, 2003)
Biography

  • Art Hillhouse (June 12, 1916 - October 27, 1980)
Biography

  • Ralph Kaplowitz (May 18, 1919 - February 2, 2009)
Biography

  • Julie Kasner (October 23, 1917 - February 15, 2007)
Biography 

  • Red Klotz (October 21, 1920 - July 12, 2014)
Biography

  • Inky Lautman (May 22, 1914 - April 11. 1976)
Biography

  • Bernard Opper (September 1, 1915 - February 24, 2000)
Biography

  • Petey Rosenberg (April 7, 1918 - June 29, 1997)
Biography

  • Irv Rothenberg (December 31, 1921 - July 18, 2009)
Biography

  • Ossie Schectman (March 30, 1919 - July 30, 2013)
Biography

  • Butch Schwartz (February 14, 1919 - May 22, 2008)
Biography 

  • George Senesky (April 4, 1922 - June 25, 2001)
Biography

  • Irv Torgoff (March 6, 1917 - October 21, 1993) Also played as "Irv Silvers"
Biography

  • Butch Weintraub (October 8, 1917 - October 20, 2003)
Biography 

1945-46 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

1945-46 PATERSON CRESCENTS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
13-21 .381, 6th place


Head Coaches: 

  • Benny Borgman (November 2, 1898 - November 11, 1978) 13-19
  • Moe Frankel (January 5, 1913 - March 9, 2008) 0-2


PLAYERS:
  • Ben Auerbach (March 1, 1919 - June 18, 1993)
Biography
 
Hank Beenders
  • Julie Bender (April 2, 1914 - January 13, 1982)
Biography

  • Si Boardman (August 24,1915 - March 24, 1950)
Biography 

  • Sol Broder (July 13, 1920 - June 21, 2004)
Biography

  • Dan Christie (November 19, 1920 - June 15, 1989)
Biography

  • Chuck Connors (April 10, 1921 - November 10, 1992)
Biography

  • Bobby Dorn (June 21, 1920 - December 27, 1979)
Biography

  • Moe Frankel (January 25, 1913 - March 9, 2008)
Biography 

Johnny Johnson
  • Steve Juenger (February 10, 1915 - November 18, 2003)
Biography 

  • Jerry Kelly (June 14, 1918 - July 23, 1996)
Biography

Harry Klomp
  • Chris Langvardt (August 24, 1918 - June 13, 1982)
Biography




Russ Miller

  • Johnny Mroczkowski (May 25, 1918 - July 29, 1994)
Biography

  • George Pajak (August 12, 1916 - June 26, 2011)
Biography

  • Phil Rabin (July 10, 1913 - October 28, 2010)
Biography 

  • Jerry Rizzo (March 12, 1918 - August 27, 2011)
Biography

  • Les Rothman (b. August 12, 1926)
Biography

  • Nick Shaback (September 10, 1918 - January 5, 2010??)
Biography

  • Barney Wilk (June 7, 1920 - April 25, 1993)

Biography


1945-46 New York Gothams (ABL)

1945-46 NEW YORK GOTHAMS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
18-16 .529, 3rd place
Semi-finals: Lost to Baltimore, 2-0

  • Head Coach:  Barney Sedran (January 28, 1891 - January 14, 1969)

PLAYERS: 
  • Pete Berenson (October 16, 1912 - January 6, 2000)
Biography 

  • Tony Bodego (January 16, 1922 - November 15, 2001)
Biography 

  • Jerry Bussell (October 17, 1919 - October 2, 1995)
Biography 

  • Saul Cohen (April 22, 1921 - March 14, 2018)
Biography 

  • Irv Davis (January 10, 1915 - October 30, 2010)
Biography 

  • Johnny Ezersky (March 21, 1922 - February 20, 2012)
Biography

  • Bob Fitzgerald (March 14, 1923 - July 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Frido Frey (October 26, 1921 - May 16, 2000)
Biography

  • Bill Goebel (September 16, 1921 - December 25, 1998)
Biography

Hy Gotkin
  • Leo Gottlieb (November 28, 1920 - August 16, 1972)
Biography

  • Sonny Hertzberg (July 29, 1922 - July 25, 2005)
Biography

  • Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 - November 13, 1998)
Biography

  • Tony Kappen (April 13, 1919 - December 18, 1993)
Biography

  • Herm Knuppel (August 23, 1916 - August 16, 1997)
Biography 

  • Hal Korovin (b. April 19, 1925)
Biography
  • Tony Krygier (September 25, 1915 - November 5, 2010)
Biography

Les Mintz
  • Irv Rothenberg (December 31, 1921 - July 18, 2009)
Biography

  • Ben Scharnus (December 11, 1917 - March 19, 1982)
Biography

Lester Walsh