Thursday, May 24, 2018

Makin

Makin


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1946-47 Brooklyn Gothams (ABL)

He is also referred to as Macklin and Mackin.

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Herb Maack

Herbert Henry Maack


Born:
April 16, 1917
Union City, NJ

Died:
May 5, 2007
Narragansett, RI


Career
Hun School of Princeton - New Jersey (Prep school)
1939-40 Columbia University (College)
1941-42 Columbia University (College)
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)

After playing football and basketball at Columbia, Maack entered the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War 2. After the war, he played one season of pro football (with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the AAFC) and one season of pro basketball (with the Jersey City Atoms in the ABL). He went into coaching, starting as a line coach for the Columbia football team in 1946. He moved to Bucknell and then the University of Rhode Island before being named the head football coach at URI in 1956. He lead URI for five seasons. During his time at Bucknell, he also coached the wrestling team.

AAFC Stats:
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MaacHe20.htm

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Ed Lyons

Edmund H. Lyons


Born:
July 1, 1926
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
October 28, 2011
Livingston, NJ


Career
1946-47 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1947-48 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1948-49 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1949-50 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1950-51 Allentown / Carbondale Aces (ABL)

After high school, where Lyons was a basketball star (he held the city scoring record until broken by Wilt Chamberlain) as well as a baseball star, Eddie enrolled at Temple but quickly went off to the U.S. Army to fight in World War 2. The war ended a couple months after Lyons enlisted, and he was discharged and signed to pitch in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. At this time, he also played pro basketball in the ABL to keep fit in the off-season. He was a fixture around New England on the ball diamond, playing for 18 years not just there but also in Canada and the Mid-Atlantic states, but he never made it to the major leagues. He would become a coach in the Cape Cod league and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2000 as the second-winningest manager in league history. He would also coach high school and college baseball, as was a mentor and a positive role model for scores of young athletes. He and his wife, Kay, had three daughters, but they always joked that they also had hundreds of sons.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=lyons-001edm

Source:
https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/remembering-ed-lyons/n-4316583
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/11/heralded_baseball_coach_eddie.html

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Artie Lockheed

Arthur Newman Lockheed


Born:
March 4, 1921
NY

Died:
November 22, 2014
Stockton, CA


Career
1939-40 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (College) Freshmen
1940-41 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (College)
1941-42 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (College)
1942-43 St. Francis College - Brooklyn (College)
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)
1947-48 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)

After starring on the basketball court for four season at St Frances where he mastered the one-handed shot, Lockheed joined the U.S. Army and served in the Air Corps during World War 2. After the war, he played two seasons with the Jersey City Atoms while teaching at St. Francis Prep and earning a Master's Degree in English Literature. In 1948, he moved out to Stockton, California, where he worked as a teacher until his retirement.

Source:
https://sfcathletics.com/hof.aspx?hof=11

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Bruce Lindsay

Bruce Carleton Lindsay


Born:
August 30, 1916
Columbia, PA

Died:
February 14, 1991
Wilmington, DE


Career
1934-35 Wilmington High School - Delaware (High School)
1937-38 University of Delaware (College)
1938-39 University of Delaware (College)
1946-47 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)

Lindsay was the captain of the basketball team at the University of Delaware, and after school he served in the U.S. Army during World War 2. He was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Service Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon. After the war, he went into teaching and coaching, but also played three scoreless games for the Wilmington Bombers in 1947. He would later become a high school athletic director as well as basketball official for many years before retiring in 1974.

Bruce and his wife, Dorothy, had a son and three daughters.

Source:
News Journal (Wilmington, DE), February 15, 1991

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Frank Licitra

George Francis "Frank" Licitra


Born:
May 7, 1920
NJ

Died:
May 29, 1986
Mount Laurel, NJ


Career
1938-39 Abraham Lincoln High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)

Haven't found a heck of a lot about Licitra.


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Bobby Lewis

Robert S. Lewis


Born:
April 28, 1918
New York, NY

Died:
Alive in 1986 according to interview with brother Harold



Career
1937-38 NYU (College)
1938-39 NYU (College)
1939-40 NYU (College)
1940-41 Phillips 66 Oilers (Independent)
1940-41 Ohrbach - Brooklyn (Independent)
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)

Born to Lewis (c. 1887) and Fannie Lewis (c. 1893)
Brother Norman (born Dec 1915) was a champion collegiate fencer in the 1930's. Younger brother Harold (born Oct 1923) was a well-regarded Physics Professor.

An All-American at NYU, Lewis would go on to play some pro basketball before enlisting in the military in March of 1943. After the war, he would play with the Atoms in the ABL.He later became an accountant.

I cannot say for certain Lewis is still alive, but I have found nothing to indicate he has indeed passed. He would be 100 years old if he is still with us. In an interview with his brother Harold in 1986, he was asked about his family and seems to imply both of his brothers (Bobby and Norman) were both alive.

Source:
Jews In Sports

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