Friday, December 15, 2017

1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)

1929-30 FORT WAYNE HOOSIERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
12-12 .500, 4th place
Second Half:
13-17 .433, 5th place

Head Coaches: 
  • Lou Sugarman (February 29, 1896 - March 18, 1939) 7-5
  • Clarence Alter (January 23, 1890 - February 4, 1968) 18-24

PLAYERS:
  • Davey Banks (c.1901 - August 24, 1952
Biography


  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Benny Borgmann (November 2, 1898 - November 11, 1978)
Biography

  • Shang Chadwick (June 9, 1901 - October 3, 1973)
Biography


  • George Glasco (April 7, 1901 - December 23, 1983)
Biography

Hank Kowalczyk
Branch McCracken


  • Ralph Miller (February 29, 1896 - March 18, 1939)
Biography

  • Ward Myers (April 19, 1908 - April 6, 1987)
Biography

  • Rusty Saunders (March 12, 1906 - November 24, 1967)
Biography


  • Frank Shimek (June 17, 1900 - May 10, 1991)
Biography

  • Whitey Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992)
Biography
 Williser 






1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)

1929-30 CLEVELAND ROSENBLUMS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
17-7 .708, 1st place
Second Half:
18-12 .600, 2nd place
ABL Championship - Defeated Rochester, 4-1


  • Head Coach: Dave Kerr (February 3, 1896 - June 12, 1959) Also played. See Below


PLAYERS: 

Cliff Anderson
  • Pete Barry (November 16, 1896 - August 29, 1968)
Biography

  • Johnny Beckman (October 26, 1892 - June 22, 1968)
Biography

  • Cookie Cunningham (February 4, 1905 - November 3, 1995)
Biography

  • Dutch Dehnert (April 5, 1898 - April 20, 1979)
Biography


Ray Dickerson
  • George Glasco (April 7, 1901 - December 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Carl Husta (April 8, 1902 - November 6, 1951)
Biography

Dink Irwin
  • Dave Kerr (February 3, 1896 - June 12, 1959)
Biography

  • Joe Lapchick (April 12, 1900 - August 10, 1970)
Biography

Sandy McDougal


  • Henry "Red" Skurnick  
Biography

1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

1929-30 CHICAGO BRUINS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
12-12 .500, 5th place
Second Half:
17-13 .567, 3rd place


Head Coach:
  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS:  

Bill Bramhall
  • Gil Ely (September 27, 1898 - April 5, 1999)
Biography

  • Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)
Biography

  • Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995)
Biography


  • Al Kellett (October 30, 1901 - July 14, 1960)
Biography


  • Ray Kennedy (November 10, 1893 - February 1976)
Biography

  • Willie "Squire" McDonald  
Biography

- not sure he actually played in a game with Chicago

Stretch Murphy

  • Honey Russell (May 31, 1902 - November 15, 1973)
Biography

  • Tillie Voss (March 28, 1897 - December 14, 1975)
Biography

  • Whitey Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992)
Biography

1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

1929-30 BROOKLYN VISITATIONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
15-9 .625, 2nd place
Second Half:
15-15 .500, 4th place

  • Head Coach: John Donlin (August 26, 1889 - November 22, 1964)

PLAYERS:
  • Joe Brennan (November 15, 1900 - May 10, 1989)
Biography

  • Red Conaty (February 12, 1904 - May 27, 1979)
Biography

  • Rody Cooney (May 17, 1902 - September 29, 1965)
Biography

  • Bob Griebe (March 7, 1895 - January 13, 1969)
Biography

  • Pat Herlihy (c. 1910 - May 17, 1951)
Biography

Happy Reilly
  • Willie Scrill (September 1, 1907 - November 23, 1977)
Biography

  • Bucky Williams 
Biography

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fats Wyka

Albert J. "Fats" Wyka


Born:
September 19, 1907
Passaic, NJ

Died:
June 15, 1992
NJ


Career
1925-26 Passaic Collegiates - New Jersey (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Archibald (PSL)
1930-31 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1930-31 Archibald (PSL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Jersey City Palace Diamonds (MBL)
1934-35 Newark Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Utica (NYSL)
1934-35 Bridgeton (EBL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Tunkhannaock (PSL)
1937-38 Passiac Kenyons (Independent)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)


He was married to Jean Simonton (1910-1989).

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/fats-wyka/


Red Wolfe

George "Red" Wolfe


Born:
July 18, 1905
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
October 9, 1970
The Bronx, NY


Career
1927-28 St. John's University (College)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Dodgers (Independent)
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1930-31 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia SPHA's (EBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1933-34 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1933-34 Nanticoke (PSL)
1934-35 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1934-35 Nanticoke (PSL)
1935-36 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Freeland (PSL)
1937-38 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1938-39 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1939-40 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1940-41 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1941-42 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1942-43 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1943-44 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1943-44 Tetterboro Bendix Aviation (Independent)

Wolfe was a long-time player in the ABL, winning a few championships with the Philadelphia SPHA's.

Source:
Jews In Sports

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/red-wolfe/


Victor Till

Victor Delasco Till


Born:
August 7, 1906
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Died:
January 19, 1966
Bimini, Bahamas


Career
1926-27 George Washington High School - Poughkeepsie, NY (High School)
1927-28 George Washington High School - Poughkeepsie, NY (High School)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Salvation Army Red Shields (Independent)
1930-31 Catskill Howizters (Independent)
1932-33 Saugerties Bigelows - Kingston, NY (Independent)

Till played one game for Brooklyn on March 10, 1929.

In 1946, Till moved to Delray Beach in Florida. He was on a vacation in the Bahamas in January of 1966 when he died of aortic stenosis. 

He and his wife, Jane, had three sons and a daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/victor-till/