Monday, October 16, 2017

Marty Friedman

Max H. "Marty" Friedman

July 12, 1889
New York, NY

January 1, 1986
New York, NY

1906-07 NYU Settlement House (AAU)
1907-08 NYU Settlement House (AAU)
1908-09 New York Roosevelts (Independent)
1909-10 Newburgh (HRL)
1910-11 Hudson (HPL)
1911-12 Newburgh (HRL)
1912-13 Utica Indians (NYSL)
1913-14 Utica Indians (NYSL)
1914-15 Utica Utes (NYSL)
1914-15 Carbondale (ICL)
1915-16 Jasper Jewels (EBL)
1915-16 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (ISL)
1916-17 Jasper Jewels (EBL)
1919-20 Passiac (ISL)
1919-20 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1919-20 Turners Falls Athletics (IL)
1919-20 New York Whirlwinds (Independent)
1919-20 Newark AC (Independent)
1919-20 Passaic AC (Independent)
1920-21 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1920-21 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (CSL)
1920-21 Easthampton Hampers (IL) Head coach / player
1920-21 Trenton Bengals (PSL)
1921-22 Brooklyn Dodgers (MBL)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1921-22 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1921-22 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1921-22 Easthampton Hampers (IL) Head coach / player
1922-23 Philadelphia Jewels (EBL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Dodgers (MBL)
1922-22 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1923-24 Gloversville Wonder Workers (NYSL)
1923-24 Cleveland Rosenblums (Independent)
1924-25 Cleveland Rosenblums (Independent)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL) Head coach / player
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL) Head coach / player
1938-39 Troy Haymakers (ABL) Head coach
1939-40 Troy Haymakers (ABL) Head coach


One of the early greats in the sport, Friedman was a great defensive guard who was most notably paired with fellow Hall of Famer and long-time teammate Barney Sedran. He played for many years professionally around the East with many teams in many leagues, and would later coach in the ABL. As one of the games earliest star players, he was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was 96 when he died in 1986.

Basketball Hall of Fame
Jews In Sports


Teddy Feldt

Theodore Albert Feldt

January 17, 1899
Buffalo, NY

July 1982

1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1921-22 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1922-23 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1922-23 Buffalo Hewitts (Independent)
1923-24 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1923-24 Germody Opticals - Buffalo (Independent)
1924-25 Pittsburgh Morrys (Independent)
1925-26 Buffalo Bisons (ABL)
1926-27 Butler Bruin Oils (ABL)
1927-28 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1928-29 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1929-30 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1930-31 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)

Feldt was one of the best guards around Buffalo in the early 1920's. After many seasons with the Lincolns, he spent 3 seasons in the ABL before returning to the Lincolns.



Gil Ely

Gilbert Clerc Ely

September 27, 1898
West Unity, OH

April 5, 1999
Bryan, OH

1922-23 University of Michigan (College)
1923-24 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1924-25 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1924-25 Huntginton Legionaires (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Flint Big Reds (Independent)
1927-28 Toledo Redmen (Independent)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)
1937-38 Toledo Borgelts (Independent)

Born to George and Ada Ely in West Unity, Ohio, Gil grew up in nearby Pioneer, Ohio, and enlisted the army on October of 1918, but World War 1 ended a month later and Ely was discharged in December. He attended the University of Michigan after afterwards played basketball professionally for many years. He splayed with the Pulaski Post team in Detroit for many years, including with the team when they entered the ABL. He left the team before the end of the season, and joined Cleveland just in time for the playoffs.

He later became a physician and was 100 years old when he died in 1999.



Duke Dunne

Robert Jerome "Duke" Dunne

August 29, 1899
River Forest, IL

May 18, 1980
Winnetka, IL

1919-20 University of Michigan (College)
1920-21 University of Michigan (College)
Columbus Big-Five (Independent)
1923-24 Milwaukee Badgers (Independent)
1924-25 Chicago Bruins (Independent)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

Born in 1899 to Edwin Dunne, who would become mayor of Chicago in 1905 and governor of Illinois in 1913. Dunne went to high school in Springfield, Illinois. A talented athlete, Dunne was a star football player who went to the University of Michigan where he played not just football but basketball and was a member of the track team. In 1920, he represented the United States in the Olympics in the penathalon. After graduating from UM in 1921, he went to law school at Northwestern where we also served as a line coach for the NU football team. He also played pro basketball for the Chicago Bruins during this time, before being hired as an assistant coach at Havard. After leaving Harvard in 1930, he returned to Illinois to practice law. He would go on to be appointed to the State of Illinois's Circuit bench and began a long career as a judge that would last until his retirement in 1976, spening a lot of time as a probate judge.

Duke and his wife, Margaret, had three sons and a daughter.



Snooks Dowd

Raymond Bernard "Snooks" Dowd

December 20, 1897
Springfield, MA

April 4, 1962
Northampton, MA

1913-14 Springfield High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1914-15 Springfield High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1915-16 Springfield High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1915-16 Springfield Vernons (Independent)
1916-17 Springfield Red Tops (Independent)
1917-18 Chicopee Fall Red Tops (Independent)
1918-19 Lehigh College (College) Did he play?
1918-19 Springfield Red Tops (Independent)
1919-20 Springfield Red Tops (IBL)
1920-21 Springfield Gunners (IBL)
1921-20 Springfield Gunners (IBL)
1922-23 Troy Trojans (NYSL)
1922-23 Springfield Gunners (IBL)
1922-23 Eddie Holly's Majors (Independent)
1923-24 Eddie Holly's Majors (Independent)
1924-25 Eddie Holly's Majors (Independent)
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)
1926-27 Canton Orphans (CBL)
1926-27 Baltimore Orioles (ABL)

Dowd played basketball, football and baseball in high school, and in 1918 signed to play baseball with Syracuse in the International League. He enrolled at Lehigh that fall and played on the football team, but left school in January of 1919. (Not sure he ever played basketball while there.) A very skilled athlete, Dowd found himself in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers in 1919 at age 21. After one game there, he managed three hits in 18 at bats for Connie Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics, and then returned to the minor leagues where he played through 1927. He never returned to the major leagues, but in the off-season, Dowd kept playing pro basketball around Springfield and Massachusetts. He played two season in the ABL with the Boston Whirlwinds and the Baltimor Orioles.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Art Dexter

Arthur Thomas Dexter

May 11, 1900
New York

September 5, 1975
Cortland, NY

1919-20 All-Syracuse (Independent)
1920-21 All-Syracuse (Independent)
1921-22 All-Syracuse (Independent)
1922-23 All-Syracuse (Independent)
1923-24 All-Syracuse (Independent)
1924-25 Geneva Eagles (Independent)
1925-20 All-Cortland Five - New York (Independent) 
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1925-26 Olean Metros - New York (Independent)
1926-27 Canton Orphans (CBL)
1926-27 Corry Keystones - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1927-28 Corry Keystones - Pennsylvania (Independent)



Red Dever

Red Dever



(High School)
1923-24 Armor Post American Legion - Chicago (Independent)
1924-25 Chicago Bruins (Independent)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1925-26 Armor Post American Legion - Chicago (Independent)
1926-27 Armor Post American Legion - Chicago (Independent)
1927-28 Armor Post American Legion - Chicago (Independent)

From Chicago, Dever (spelled "Devers" in some places) was a skilled guard in around the Windy City in the 1920's, and had also been a drawing card with his clownish antics (think of Nick Altrock of Max Patkin in the world of baseball.)

Not much else to be found about him. I am kind of entertaining the notion his last name may actually be "Devereaux or "Devereux"