Friday, December 15, 2017

1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)

1929-30 SYRACUSE ALL-AMERICANS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
4-20 .167, 7th place

The team dropped on January 6, 1930. The remaining four games of their first half were forfeited.

Head Coaches: 
  • Teddy Kearns (June 1, 1883 - April 20, 1935) Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Tommy Allen (August 17, 1903 - November 7, 1981)
Biography

  • Tom Barlow (July 9. 1896 - September 26, 1983)
Biography

  • Marty Barry (May 7, 1899 - November 1983)
Biography

Brown
Gotch Carr

  • Chuck Gillium (May 2, 1905 - August 10, 1935)
Biography 

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


  • Ted Kearns (January 1, 1900 - December 21, 1949)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography

  • Dick Page (January 1907 - October 7, 1944)
Biography


  • Buck Pierson (January 25, 1904 - March 20, 1973)
Biography

Willie Roach
  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Jerry Sullivan (June 5, 1896 - March 17, 1972)
Biography

  • Fritz Wesslock (October 20, 1905 - March 5, 1972)
Biography

Ed Wineapple

1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL)

1929-30 ROCHESTER CENTRALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
14-10 .583, 3rd place
Second Half:
19-11 .633, 1st place
ABL Championship: Lost to Cleveland, 4-1


Head Coach:
  • Pop Morgenweck (July 15, 1875 - December 8, 1941)

PLAYERS:
  • Tommy Allen (August 17, 1903 - November 7, 1981)
Biography

  • Babe Artus (November 29, 1898 - June 11, 1984)
Biography

  • Marty Barry (May 7, 1899 - November 1983)
Biography

  • Joe Brown (September 17, 1899 - June 4, 1979)
Biography 

  • Gaza Chizmadia (January 12, 1906 - April 23, 1987)
Biography 

Tiny Hearn

  • Manny Hirsch (May 8, 1903 - August 22, 1971)
Biography

  • Lloyd Kintzing (November 30, 1905 - January 1972)
Biography

  • Lou Rabin (December 30, 1904 - January 7, 1984)
Biography

  • Lefty Topel (March 25, 1896 - March 29, 1943)
Biography

1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

1929-30 PATERSON WHIRLWINDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
10-14 .417, 6th place
Second Half:
8-22 .267, 6th place

Head Coach:
  • Artie Powers (August 25, 1894 - January 14, 1980)  Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 

Peter Babbles
Howie Bollerman

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

  • Bob Grody (April 25, 1900 - June 21, 1982)
Biography

Dink Irwin
  • Leo Malone (December 12, 1895 - May 1960)
Biography 

  • Willie "Squire" McDonald  
Biography

  • Bill McElwain (October 9, 1905 - November 27, 1981)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


  • Jake Moskow (April 20, 1906 - July 9, 1987)
Biography


Don Nagle
  • Artie Powers (August 25, 1894 - January 21, 1980)
Biography 

 Roe
  • Frank Roxbury (February 10, 1906 - April 20, 1978)
Biography

  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Reds Sherr (February 2, 1905 - August 4, 1978)
Biography

  • Frank Stuchbury (November 17, 1902 - July 1981)
Biography

  • Jerry Sullivan (June 5, 1896 - March 17, 1972)
Biography

Ike Walton
 Weaver



  • Fats Wyka (September 19, 1907 - June 15, 1992)
Biography

1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)

1929-30 NEW YORK CELTICS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
5-5 .500

The team dropped out on December 10, 1929, and the games were removed from the standings.
  • Head Coach: Nat Holman (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995) Also played. See below

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


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

Bill Bergin
  • Tony Calland (September 2, 1902 - October 15, 1997)
Biography

  • Jack Cremen (July 1, 1900 - January 1954)
Biography

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


  • Hank Knudsen (September 16, 1905 - November 26, 1974)
Biography 

  • Willie "Squire" McDonald  
Biography

  • Bill McElwain (October 9, 1905 - November 27, 1981)
Biography

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


  • Harry Riconda (March 17, 1897 - November 15, 1958)
Biography 

  • Frank Stuchbury (November 17, 1902 - July 1981)
Biography


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/


Dick Sturtridge

Richard Nelson Sturtridge


Born:
March 8, 1904
Vandergrift, PA

Died:
December 4, 1978
Los Angeles, CA


Career

1926-27 DePauw University - Indiana (College)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

Sturtridge played football and basketball at DePauw, and played for parts of two seasons with the Chicago Bears in the NFL. On February 11, 1929, Dick was pressed into duty with the Chicago Bruins of the ABL. The Bruins were owned by Bears' owner George Halas.

NFL Stats:
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SturDi20.htm

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dick-sturtridge/


Sam Schein

Sam Schein


Born:



Died:




Career
1923-24 CCNY (College)
1924-25 CCNY (College)
1927-28 University Five - New York City (Independent)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1931-32 Union Temple - New York City (Independent)

Schein played basketball at CCNY with Nat Holman and was the general manager of the Hakoahs.

Source:
Jews In Sports
Biographical Dictionary of Professional Basketball Coaches by Jeff Marcus

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bill-schein/


Frank Radice

Frank A. Radice


Born:
February 7, 1907
New Jersey

Died:
September 1987
Trenton, NJ


Career
1927-28 Trenton (SJL)
1928-29 Corley (EBL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)

From Trenton, Frank was married to Catherine (1906-1982)

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-radice/


Red Pugh

George Francis "Red" Pugh


Born:
April 2, 1907
New York, NY

Died:
March 30, 1983
New Hyde Park, NY


Career
1926-27 Newtown High School - New York (High School)
1927-28 Newtown High School - New York (High School)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Long Island Pro-Imps (Independent)
1929-30 Fushing Yankees (Independent)
1930-31 Chester (TCL)
1930-31 Long Island Pro-Imps (Independent)
1931-32 Long Island (MBL)
1932-33 Jamaica (MBL)

Born to Thomas and Margaret Pugh. George went from Newtown High School to the Brooklyn Visitations in the ABL. He played basketball for a couple more seasons.

He and his wife Mary Cecila Fallon (1907-1961) had two daughters, one of whom died shortly after birth. He later remarried to Marcella (1912-1993).

Source:


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


Artie Powers

Arthur Patrick Powers


Born:
August 25, 1894
Paterson, NJ

Died:
January 21, 1980
Wayne, NJ


Career
1916-17 Paterson Crescents (IBL)
1917-18 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (CSL)
1917-18 Providence (PSL)
1917-18 Carbondale Pioneers (PSL)
1918-19 Paterson Kleen Maids (Independent)
1918-19 Newark Whirlwinds (Independent)
1919-20 Paterson Silk Sox (IBL)
1919-20 Paterson Kleen Maids (Independent)
1920-21 Paterson Crescents (PSL)
1920-21 Germantown Geraniums (EBL)
1921-22 Paterson Powers Brothers (MBL)
1921-22 Gloversville Glovers (NYSL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 New York MacDowell Lyceum (MBL)
1922-23 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1923-24 Kingston Shirtmakers (MBL)
1923-24 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1923-24 Passaic Caseys (Independent)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Tamaqua (AnBL)
1925-26 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Raiders (NLN)
1926-27 Ridgewood / Orange (NLN)
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/artie-powers-2/


Jim Picken

James Edison Picken


Born:
August 7, 1903
East Liverpool, OH

Died:
April 2, 1975
Moorestown, NJ


Career
1919-20 Collingswood High School - New Jersey (High School)
1924-25 Dartmouth College (College)
1925-26 Dartmouth College (College)
1926-27 Dartmouth College (College)
1927-28 Albany Senators (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1927-28 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1928-29 Hudson (Independent)
1928-29 Bristol Endees (Independent)
1928-29 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1929-30 Bristol Endees (Independent)
1929-30 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1930-31 Troy High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia WPEN (EBL)
1932-33 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1934-35 Camden (EBL)
1934-35 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Audobon High School - New Jersey (High School) Head coach

Born in Ohio, Picken grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey, and went to Dartmouth. He played football, basketball, baseball and soccer while there, and after graduating he was recruited by the Yankees in the summer of 1926 but was sent to Easton in the Eastern Shore League. He only managed a .196 batting average in 51 at bats and after the season decided to devote his time to teaching and professional basketball. He eventually became a well-known high school football coach, leading Audobon HS (NJ) to three conference titles in 9 years. After that, he went to teach and coach at Clifford Scott HS in East Orange, New Jersey. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

He married Katherine Rice and they had one daughter.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=picken003jam

Source:
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), October 20, 1971
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), April 4, 1975
Times Record (Troy, NY) April 9, 1975

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jim-picken/


Dick Page

Charles Richard "Dick" "Big Boy" Page


Born:
January 1907
NJ

Died:
October 7, 1944
New Brunswick, New Jersey


Career
1922-23 New Brunswick High School - New Jersey (High School)
1923-24 New Brunswick High School - New Jersey (High School)
1924-25 Michelin - New Jersey (Independent)
1924-25 Janeway Interwoven - New Jersey (Independent)
1924-25 St Peter's Lyceum - New Brunswick, New Jersey (Independent)
1925-26 St John's University - New York (College)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1929-30 Pattison (EBL)
1929-30 St Peter's Lyceum - New Brunswick, New Jersey (Independent)
1930-31 St Peter's Lyceum - New Brunswick, New Jersey (Independent)
1931-32 Keyport - New Jersey (Independent) 
1931-32 Boy's Club - Elizabethtown, NJ (Independent)
1931-32 St. Stephen's - New Jersey (Independent)

Lucky to find this guy, given that his first name is Charles. Happened across his obituary by sheer luck.

A popular basketball star from New Brunswick, New Jersey, Dick played at St. John's before playing two seasons in the ABL. He was also a firefighter. Page died in 1944 following a brief illness.

He married Alice Griffin (1907-1956) and they had a son, Philip (1939-1960) and Patricia (1938-2016).

Source:
Central New Jersey Home News, April 9, 1925
Central New Jersey Home News, October 8, 1944

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dick-page/


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Elijah Norris

Elijah Mount Norris


Born:
May 1903
Hightstown, NJ

Died:
July 26, 1952
Rochester, NY


Career
1926-27 Columbia University (College)
1927-28 Columbia University (College)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)


Born to James and Sadie Norris

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/elijah-norris/

Nash

Nash


Born:



Died:




Career
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

Played two games for the Bruins (December 5 and December 12, 1928)

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/nash/

Mike Music

Meyer Music


Born:
November 5, 1907
Paterson, NJ

Died:
August 20, 1979
Hawthorne, NJ


Career
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Music played one game for the Paterson Whirlwinds, and later served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/mike-music/

Jake Moskow

Jacob Moskow


Born:
April 20, 1906
Paterson, NJ

Died:
July 9, 1987
Paterson, NJ


Career
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Paterson (MBL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1930-31 Philadelphia Elks (EBL)

Born to Morris and Fannie Moskow,

He married Sylvia Edlestein and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jake-moskow/

Ted Meisel

Theodore Nathan Meisel


Born:
April 23, 1907
New York, NY

Died:
October 17, 1955
Brooklyn, NY


Career
1922-23 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1923-24 CCNY (College) Freshmen
1925-26 CCNY (College)
1926-27 CCNY (College)
1927-28 CCNY (College)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)

A football and basketball player, Teddy went to CCNY (and missed one year of school for reasons unknown) and played one season with the Hakoahs. He died in 1955 at the young age of 48.

I wasn't too certain on his identity until I found his brother, Leo's, suicide in the papers in 1927. There was a lot of news coverage given to youth suicides at that time, and one article from Brainerd, of all places, mentioned Leo's brother was the athlete from CCNY. Ancestry.com filled in the rest.

Teddy and his wife, Ruth (1909-2007), had four sons and a daughter.

Source:
Brainerd Daily Dispatch, February 22, 1927
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 23, 1927

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/teddy-meisel/

Hubs McCord

Harlan M. "Hubs" McCord


Born:
August 26, 1908
Brooke, WV

Died:
May 6 (?), 2010
Cleveland, OH


Career
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1929-30 Cleveland White Motors (Independent)
1930-31 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1931-32 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1932-33 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1933-34 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)

Born to Charles and Maude McCord, McCord played a lot of basketball around the Cleveland area. He was 101 when he died in 2010.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/hubs-mccor/

Leo Malone

Leo Gleason Malone


Born:
December 12, 1895


Died:
May 1960



Career
1914-15 Brooklyn St.James Triangles (Independent)
1915-16 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (Independent)
1915-16 Norwalk (Independent)
1915-16 Hempstead - Long Island (Independent)
1916-17 Jersey City Jerseys (IBL)
1916-17 Newark National Turners (IBL)
1916-17 Scranton MIners (PSL)
1917-18 Sranton Mners (PSL)
1917-18 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1917-18 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (CSL)
1917-18 Jersey City Greenvilles (Independent)
1918-19 Ansonia (Independent)
1919-20 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (IBL)
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1919-20 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1919-20 Newark National Turners (Independent)
1919-20 Brooklyn Triangles (Independent)
1919-20 De Neri Daisies (EBL)
1919-20 Turners Falls Athletics (IL)
1920-21 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1920-21 Reading Bears (EBL)
1920-21 Thompsonville Bigelow-Hartfords (IL)
1920-21 Brooklyn Arcadians (Independent)
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1921-22 Wilkes-Barre Barons (EBL)
1921-22 Reading Bears (EBL)
1921-22 Troy Trojans (NYSL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1922-23 Troy Trojans (NYSL)
1922-23 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1923-24 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1923-24 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1924-25 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1925-26 New York Pros (MBL)
1925-26 Newark Mets (MBL)
1926-27 Newburgh Hillsides / Jersey City Skeeters (NBL)
1926-27 Ridgewood / Newburgh (NBL)
1926-27 Greenpoint Knights of St. Anthony (MBL)
1926-27 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Paterson Crescents (MBL)
1927-28 Troy Trojans (MBL)
1927-28 Utica All-Uticas (Independent)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Malone attended Polytechnic Prep in Brooklyn. He was on the track team, but I do not know if they had a basketball team and if he played on said team.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/leo-malone/

Siggy Makofski

Sigmund Charles Makofski


Born:
March 29, 1904
Schenectady, NY

Died:
January 15, 1994
Dunedin, FL


Career
1919-20 Schenectady High School - New York (High School)
1920-21 Schenectady High School - New York (High School)
1923-24 Union College - New York (College)
1924-25 Union College - New York (College)
1925-26 Union College - New York (College)
1926-27 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Schenectady Pros (Independent)
1927-28 Utica (Independent)
1927-28 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1928-29 Hudson (Independent)
1928-29 Utica Boosters (Independent)
1928-29 Syracuse All Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1929-30 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1930-31 Schenectady High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1931-32 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1932-33 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1933-34 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1934-35 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1935-36 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1937-38 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1939-40 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1941-42 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1942-43 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach  
1943-44 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1944-45 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1945-46 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1946-47 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1947-48 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1948-49 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1949-50 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1950-51 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 
1951-52 Mont Pleasant High School - Schenectady, NY (High School) Head coach 

Makofski was a fixture in Schenectady, playing football, basketball. golf and baseball before becoming a candidate for city council in 1957.He was Union College's first All-American hoops player. As a basketball coach, he was one of the winningest coaches in New York State history, compiling a 461-35 record. He retired and moved to Florida in 1974

Source:
Union College Obituary
Union Athletics

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/siggy-makofski/

Monday, December 11, 2017

Stretch Langdell

Ralph Edgar "Stretch" Langdell


Born:
June 17, 1907
New Boston, NH

Died:
July 20, 1968
Manchester, NH


Career
1925-26 Dartmouth College (College)
1926-27 Dartmouth College (College)
1927-28 Dartmouth College (College)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

Langdell would go on to be a judge and lawyer in Manchester.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/stretch-langdell/

Charlie Lajeskie

Charles Lajeskie


Born:
October 29, 1898
Passaic, NJ

Died:
February 13, 1968
Clifton, NJ


Career
1926-27 Newburgh Hillsides / Jersey City Skeeters (NLN)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Carbondale (PSL)


Charlie was also a minor league baseball player in the North Eastern League. He went to the Red Sox' spring training camp in March of 1928 but failed to make the club.

He is the father of New York Giants infielder Dick Lajeskie.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Charles_Lajeskie_(minors01)

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/charlie-lajeskie/

Hank Knudsen

Henry K. Knudsen


Born:
September 16, 1905
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
November 26, 1974
Brooklyn, NY


Career
1925-26 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1926-27 Ridgewood/Orange (NLN)
1926-27 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Catskill Howitzers (MBL)
1927-28 Yonkers Indians (Independent)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Wilmington (EBL)
1930-31 Camden-Kennett Square (EBL)
1931-32 Hoboken St. Joseph’s CC (Independent)
1932-33 Long Island Pro Imps (MBL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Jewels (ABL)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/hank-knudsen/

Harry Knoblauch

Harry Paul Knoblauch


Born:
April 21, 1898
Jersey City, NJ

Died:
March 10. 1986
St. Petersburg, FL


Career
1920-21 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons (Independent)
1920-21 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1920-21 Turners Falls Athletics (IL)
1921-22 Kingston (NYSL)
1921-22 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1921-22 Springfield Gunners (IL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 NY MacDowell Lyceum (MBL)
1922-23 Paterson (MBL)
1923-24 Cohoes Trojans (NYSL)
1923-24 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1924-25 Brooklyn Edisons (Independent)
1924-25 Washington Palace-Five (Independent)
1925-26 Newark Mets (MBL)
1925-26 Pottsville Miners (EBL)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Miners (NLN)
1926-27 Greenpoint Knights / Trenton Royal Bengals (NLN)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1927-28 Syracuse All Americans (Independent)
1927-28 NY Lou Gehrig All Stars (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson–Brooklyn (ABL)
1930-31 Dunmore (PSL)
1931-32 Kingston Five (Independent)
1932-33 Dunmore (PSL)
1932-33 House of David (Independent)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 House of David (Independent)

Born in Jersey City, Knoblauch grew up in Brooklyn and played basketball for many years. He would later become a truck driver and died in 1986.

Source:
Tampa Bay Times, March 12, 1986

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-knoblauch/

Lloyd Kintzing

William Lloyd "Lefty" Kintzing


Born:
November 30, 1905
Lock Haven, PA

Died:
January 1972
Middletown, NJ


Career
1925-26 Bellville Collegiates (Independent)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1926-27 Broolyn Fernwoods (Independent)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Union City Reds (MBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1934-35 Newark Mules / New Britain Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Freeland (PSL)
1936-37 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
Lefty was born in Pennsylvania but raised in New Jersey. His younger brother, Fenton, also played some pro basketball. Lefty played for over a decade.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/lefty-kintzing/


Joe Kellmurray

Joseph W. Kellmurray


Born:
April 27, 1901
Utica, NY

Died:
December 6, 1946
Utica, NY


Career
1919-20 Utica Utes (NYSL)
1920-21 Adirondack Stars (Independent)
1920-21 Basloe Globetrotters (Independent)
1921-22 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1921-22 Oswego Globetrotters (Independent)
1922-23 Utica Utes (Independent)
1923-24 Utica Utes (NYSL)
1923-24 Mohawk Indians (NYSL)
1924-25 Utica (NYSL)
1925-26 Fond du Lac - Wisconsin (ISL)
1926-28 Utica All-Utica (Independent)
1927-28 Utica All-Utica (Independent)
1927-28 Mohawk Indians (Independent)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)

Brother of fellow basketball players Francis and Raymond, Joe played basketball professionally for a decade, and also played semi-pro and minor league baseball. He became ill in 1945, and died in 1946. (Not sure what the illness was.)


Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=kellmu001---

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/joe-kellmurray/

Mickey Husta

William Michael "Mickey" Husta


Born:
September 21, 1899
Egg Harbor, NJ

Died:
December 1982
Kingston, NY


Career
1919-20 Egg Harbor Regulars (Independent)
1920-21 Egg Harbor Regulars (Independent)
1921-22 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1923-24 Kingston Shirtmakers (MBL)
1923-24 Amsterdam Flashes(NYSL)
1924-25 Passaic/Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1925-26 Perth Amboy Amboyans / Passaic Mets (MBL)
1926-27 Paterson Legionaires / Kingston Raiders (NLN)
1926-27 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1927-28 Hudson Pros (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1928-29 Hudson Pros (Independent)
1929-30 Schenectady Dorps (Independent)
1929-30 Kingston Highland Hose (Independent)
1930-31 Hudson Pros (Independent)
1931-32 Port Ewan Spinneys (Independent)
1934-35 Kingston (NYSL)

Born in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Mickey and his brother Carl were a formidable tandem on the court for many years, leading Kingston to a championship in 1922. He would go on to a long career throughout the 1920's. Another brother, John, also played basketball with Kingston.

Source:
Kingston Daily Freeman, December 12, 1976

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/mickey-husta/

Friday, December 8, 2017

Peanuts Gorczynski

Frank "Peanuts" Gorczynski


Born:
June 4, 1905


Died:
February 16, 1993
Trenton, NJ


Career
1925-26 St. Hedwig - Trenton (Independent)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Holy Cross AA - Trenton (Independent)
1930-31 Trenton (TSL)

Grew up in Trenton, New Jersey.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/peanuts-gorczynski/

Irv Goldberg

Irving Goldberg


Born:
November 23, 1904
New York, NY

Died:
December 13, 1985
Lake Worth, FL


Career
1925-26 CCNY (College)
1926-27 CCNY (College)
1928-29 New York Hakoahs (ABL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1931-32 Brooklyn Union Temple (AAU)
1934-35 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1941-42 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1942-43 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1943-44 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1944-45 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1945-46 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1947-48 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1948-49 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1949-50 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach  
1950-51 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 
1951-52 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach  
1952-53 Utrecht High School - New York (High School) Head coach 

Goldberg became a long-time basketball coach at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, and eventualluy a golf coach, too. Not sure how long after 1953 he was coaching.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/irv-goldberg/

Horse Gillium

Charles Reed "Horse" Gillium


Born:
May 2, 1905
New Castle, PA

Died:
August 10, 1935
Shenango, PA


Career
1920-21 Montgomery High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1921-22 Montgomery High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1922-23 New Castle Five (AAU)
1923-24 New Castle Five (AAU)
1924-25 New Castle Five (AAU)
1925-26 Grove City - Pennsylvania (College)
1926-27 Grove City - Pennsylvania (College)
1927-28 Grove City - Pennsylvania (College)
1928-29 Syracuse All-Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Vic Hanson All-Stars Independent)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1929-30 Dayton Kellys (NPBL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)


Born to Charles and Susanna Gillium, "Horse" was a very popular player around Pennsylvania and New York. Gilliam contracted pulmonary tuberclosis and was only 30 years old when he died in 1935.

He had not married.


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/chuck-gillium/

Harry Gill

Harry Gill


Born:



Died:




Career
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)

No leads. Scored 10 points with Brooklyn.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-gill/


John Frank

John Adam Frank


Born:
December 17, 1902


Died:
January 1, 1977



Career
1924-25 Dutch Kills St.Pats (Independent)
1925-26 Flushing Co. I (Independent)
1926-27 Flushing Co. I (Independent)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Long Island Pros (Independent)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Queens Elks (Independent)
1929-30 Long Island Pros (Independent)
1929-30 Flushing Yankees (Independent)
1930-31 Long Island Pro-Imps (Independent)
1931-32 Long Island Pro-Imps (MBL)

Frank played one game with Brooklyn in the ABL, scoring two points against Rochester on November 25, 1928.

Not positive on birth and death dates. There is another John Frank from NYC, 1901-1975.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/john-frank/


Pierre Dolan

Pierre L. "Pete" Dolan


Born:
July 14, 1901
Hudson, NY

Died:
December 1975
Hudson, NY


Career
1923-27 Hudson (Independent)
1927-28 Hudson (MBL)
1928-29 Hudson (Independent)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)


Born to Peter and Mary Dolan, Pierre played some basketball with the Hudson teams and also played briefly in the ABL. He later worked as a a newspaper reporter and editor at the Hudson Register, as well as being involved in the local government of his New York hometown, Hudson.

He married Margaret Scheitlin (1906-1987) in 1928 and they had two sons, Leo and Pierre (1927-2000).

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/pierre-dolan/


Frank DeBoskey

Francis J. "Butch" DeBoskey


Born:
August 31, 1908 ??
Trenton, NJ

Died:
May 23, 1953
Trenton, NJ


Career
1927-28 Trenton (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Wilmington-Pattison (EBL)
1930-31 Trenton (TSL)
1934-35 Trenton (EBL)

Born in Trenton to Paul and Mary DeBoskey. Can't find much about his death. Gravestone says 1908 - 1953.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-deboskey/


Al Cooper

Albert Cooper, Jr.


Born:
February 23, 1904
Trenton, NJ

Died:
1993



Career
1922-23 Trenton Tigers (EBL)
1923-24 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1923-24 Burlington (Independent)
1924-25 Washington Palace-Five (Independent)
1925-26 Trenton Bengals (EBL)
1927-28 Trenton (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1930-31 Community Club - Milltown, NJ (Independent)
1930-31 Reading (TSL)
1930-31 Reading (EBL)

Born to Albert and Harriet Cooper

He married Katherine Keeley (1915-2005) in 1940 and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:
Katherine's Obituary, 2005

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/al-cooper-jr/


Tony Calland

Tony Calland
born Anthony J. Calandriello


Born:
September 2, 1902
Hoboken, NJ

Died:
October 15, 1997
Hoboken, NJ


Career
1924-25 Union City Holy Family Lyceum (Independent)
1925-26 New York Nationals (Independent)
1926-27 New York Nationals (Independent)
1927-28 Catskill Howitzers (MBL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 New York Celtics (ABL)
1929-30 Camden-Wilmington (EBL)
1930-31 Camden (EBL)
1930-31 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Catholic Club (Independent)
1931-32 Union City Reds (MBL)
1931-32 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Catholic Club (Independent)
1932-33 Union City Reds (MBL)
1932-33 Billie Taylor’s Metropolitan League Stars (Independent)
1933-34 Union City Reds (ABL)
1933-34 Hoboken St.Joseph’s Catholic Club (Independent)
1934-35 House of David (Independent)
1935-36 Alabama Pitts All-Stars (Independent)
1935-36 New York Celtics (Independent)
1936-37 House of David (Independent)
1937-38 House of David (Independent)
1938-39 House of David (Independent)
1939-40 Hoboken Oxfords (Independent)
1939-40 Brooklyn St.Mary’s Americans (Independent)

Born to Joseph and Grace Calandriello, Tony played under the name Calland. Having a lengthy athletic career, Calland played through the 1930's with a stint on the popular House of David team.

He married Marta Mehnert (1905-1980) and they had one daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/tony-calland/


Jimmy Ahlbach

James Francis Ahlbach


Born:
July 11, 1903
Trenton, NJ

Died:
December 31, 1995
Trenton, NJ


Career
1919-20 Cottage Club Reserves - Trenton (Independent)
1920-21 De Laval - Trenton (Independent)
1921-22 St Joseph's T.B.A. - Trenton (Trenton Catholic League)
1921-22 Laurel Reserves - Trenton (Independent)
1923-24 Laurels - Trenton (Independent)
1923-24 Catholic Institute - Trenton (College)
1924-25 Catholic Institute - Trenton (College)
1925-26 St. Hedwig - Trenton (Independent)
1925-26 Trenton Bengals (EL)
1927-28 Trenton Dengals (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Camden (EL)
1930-31 Kennett Sqaure (EL)
1930-31 Wilmington (TSL)

From Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. Ahlbach supposedly went to Rutgers, but he does not appear on their all-time roster. His son, James Jr, did, so this might be the discrepancy.

He married Bertha Neeff (1909-1993) in 1935 and they had a son, James (1941-2011) and a daughter, Carole.

Source:
Son's Obituary
Bertha's Obituary, Central New Jersey Home News, October 25, 1993

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jimmy-ahlbach/


Paulie Adamo

Paul Ferdinand Adamo


Born:
January 11, 1907
Hoboken, NJ

Died:
February 29, 1972
Hoboken, NJ


Career
Panzer College of Physical Education  - East Orange, NJ (College)
1928-29 Hoboken Saints (Independent)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Wilmington (EL)
1930-31 Wilmington (TSL)
1930-31 Hoboken Saints (Independent)
1931-32 Wilmington Cardinals (EBL)
1931-32 Union City Reds (NBL)
1931-32 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1932-33 Wilmington Cats (EBL)
1932-33 Hoboken Lisas (MBL)
1933-34 Hoboken Thoutots / Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Union City Reds (ABL)
1934-35 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1937-38 Pittston (NYPA)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 Jersey Reds (ABL) Head coach / player
1941-42 Pittsfield (NYSL)
1942-43 Original Celtics (Independent)
1945-46 Jersey Reds (Independent) Head coach / player
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL) Head coach

Born in New Jersey to Baldwin and Concetta Adamo, Pail went to the old Panzer College of Physical Education in New Jersey (which in 1958 would merge with Montclair State Teachers College to become Montclair University). He would be one of the leading scorers in the American and Eastern leagues. He served in the Army during World War 2, and after the war, returned to the Jersey Reds, now an independent team, as a player and head coach. He would quit as a player after the year, but started the 1946-47 season as the head coach of the Jersey City Atoms. He was dismissed after the club lost their first four games.

Paulie married Margaret Kenny (1908-1997) in 1930

Source:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 1, 1938

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/paulie-adamo/


Thursday, December 7, 2017

1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)

1928-29 TRENTON ROYAL BENGALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
12-16 .429, 6th place
Second Half:
4-8 .333, 6th place


Head Coaches: 
  • Tom Barlow (July 9. 1896 - September 26, 1983) 6-9 Also played. See below
  • Harry Hough (June 1, 1883 - April 20, 1935) 4-6 
  • Lou Sugarman  (October 10, 1889 - June 14, 1951) 6-9 Also played. See below

PLAYERS:
  • Paulie Adamo (January 11, 1907 - February 29, 1972)
Biography

  • Jimmy Ahlbach (July 11, 1903 - December 31, 1995)
Biography 

  • Tom Barlow (July 9. 1896 - September 26, 1983)
Biography

  • Soup Campbell (December 24, 1897 - March 5, 1942)
Biography

  • Al Cooper (February 23, 1904 - 1993)
Biography


  • Frank DeBoskey (1908 - May 23, 1953)
Biography

  • Peanuts Gorczynski (June 4, 1905 - February 16, 1993)
Biography 

  • Mark Harper (August 11, 1904 - September 17, 1995)
Biography 


  • Ted Kearns (January 1, 1900 - December 21, 1949)
Biography

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


  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


  • Elijah Norris (May 1903 - July 26, 1952)
Biography 

  • Chick Passon (May 30, 1900 - February 27, 1989)
Biography

  • Frank Radice (February 7, 1907 - September 1987)
Biography 

  • Lou Sugarman (October 10, 1889 - June 14, 1951)
Biography

  • Jerry Sullivan (June 5, 1896 - March 17, 1972)
Biography

  • Fritz Wesslock (October 20, 1905 - March 5, 1972)
Biography

1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)

1928-29 ROCHESTER CENTRALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
11-15 .423, 7th place
Second Half:
7-7 .500, 4th place


Head Coaches:
  • Nick Harvey (February 6, 1892 - September 21, 1963) 17-23
  • Johnny Murphy (March 6, 1889 - March 5, 1976)  7-5

PLAYERS:
  • Babe Artus (November 29, 1898 - June 11, 1984)
Biography

  • Phil Barlow (March 2, 1902 - January 3, 1986)
Biography

  • Marty Barry (May 7, 1899 - November 1983)
Biography

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

  • Chuck Gillium (May 2, 1905 - August 10, 1935)
Biography 

  • Bob Grody (April 25, 1900 - June 21, 1982)
Biography

  • Joe Kellmurray (April 27, 1901 - December 6, 1946)
Biography


  • Lloyd Kintzing (November 30, 1905 - January 1972)
Biography 

  • Dip Murray (May 20, 1894 - August 22, 1972)
Biography


  • Elijah Norris (May 1903 - July 26, 1952)
Biography 

  • Buck Pierson (January 25, 1904 - March 20, 1973)
Biography

  • Lou Rabin (December 30, 1904 - January 7, 1984)
Biography

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

  • Tony Schiffer (February 17, 1905 - April 25, 1954)
Biography

  • Bill Uhlen (December 25, 1902 - May 18, 1985)
Biography




1928-29 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)

1928-29 PATERSON WHIRLWINDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (I)
First Half:
6-19 .240, 8th place
Second Half:
3-9 .250, 8th place

Head Coaches:
  • Pop Morgenweck (October 19, 1896 - February 12, 1995) 6-22
  • Artie Powers (August 25, 1894 - January 14, 1980) 3-6 Also played. See below.

PLAYERS:
  • Tony Calland (September 2, 1902 - October 15, 1997)
Biography

  • Pierre Dolan (July 14, 1901 - December 1975)
Biography 

  • Jimmy Gordon (1905? - 1969?)
Biography

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

  • Nick Harvey (February 6, 1892 - September 21, 1963)
Biography

  • Mickey Husta (September 21, 1899 - December 1982)
Biography


  • Harry Knoblauch (April 21, 1898 - March 10. 1986)
Biography


  • Hank Knudsen (September 16, 1905 - November 26, 1974)
Biography 

  • Moyer Krakovitch (November 14, 1907 - February 21, 1985)
Biography

  • Charlie Lajeskie (October 29, 1898 - February 13, 1968)
Biography


  • Stretch Langdell (June 17, 1907 - July 20, 1968)
Biography


  • Siggy Makofski (March 29, 1904 - January 15, 1994)
Biography


  • Leo Malone (December 12, 1895 - May 1960)
Biography 

  • Stretch Meehan (April 17, 1897 - February 5, 1968)
Biography


  • Jake Moskow (April 20, 1906 - July 9, 1987)
Biography


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