Thursday, February 22, 2018

1938-39 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)

1938-39 WILKES-BARRE BARONS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
14-22 .389, 5th place


Head Coaches: 
  • Joe Dreyfus (December 11, 1892 - April 25, 1974) 3 -9
  • Allie Schuckman (November 25, 1907 - April 29, 1982) 1-3  Also played. See below
  • Dick Leary (November 22, 1886 - January 2, 1951) 10-10

PLAYERS: 

Don Bainbridge
Merle Bainbridge

  • Matty Begovich (October 2, 1910 - November 20, 1966)
Biography

  • Julie Bender (April 2, 1914 - January 13, 1982)
Biography 

Ray Bowman
  • Jim Brown (June 13, 1912 - January 6, 1991)
Biography

  • Lefty Budnetz (March 5, 1910 - November 17, 1984)
Biography

  • Moe Dublier (February 20, 1915 - April 22, 2003)
Biography

  • Stan Entrup (March 16, 1907 - May 15, 1978)
Biography 

Ed Ganis
Tommy Gliddon
Jack Granahan

  • Matt Guokas (November 11, 1915 - December 9, 1993)
Biography

  • Rip Kaplinsky (November 13, 1912 - May 10, 1996)
Biography


Jake Kotlow
Cas Krajewski

  • Dick Lee (c. 1912 - ????)
Biography
 
### Mahoney
  • Bibby Martens (July 14, 1914 - December 14, 1994)
Biography

Mal McCullough
  • Charley Mosicant (February 20, 1912 - December 15, 1967)
Biography


Red Paris
  • Milt Perkel (January 15, 1915 - June 22, 1992)
Biography 

  • Allie Schuckman (November 25, 1907 - April 29, 1982)
Biography

Frank Silvanic
  • Sammy Van Hook (June 29, 1916 - April 5, 1997)
Biography
Nat Volpe


1938-39 Washington Brewers (ABL)

1938-39 WASHINGTON BREWERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
7-22 .241, 8th place

Team was sponsored by the Heurich Brewery in Washington. The team was added as the ABL's eighth team on November 7, a few days after the league had begun play. To help with the rapid assimilation, the Brewers were allowed to wait until December 1 to play their first home game.

Head Coaches: 
  • Bob McDonald (      ) 0-2
  • Elmer Ripley (July 21, 1891 - April 29, 1982) 1-6 
  • Joe Dreyfus (December 11, 1892 - April 25, 1974)

PLAYERS: 

Ralph Bennie
Bozie Berger
Bernie Buscher
Bucky Buscher
Kit Carson
George Freilicher

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

Ed Hargaden
Cliff Keyser

  • Ed Kweller (January 27, 1915 - April 1, 2003)
Biography

Bernie Lieb
  • Bibby Martens (July 14, 1914 - December 14, 1994)
Biography

Mickey Schoenfeld
Knocky Thomas
Whitey Wilson
Art Zahn


Eddie Martin, Hal Chillcotte and Waverly Wheeler were on the roster at some point but did not appear in ABL games.

1938-39 Troy Haymakers (ABL)

1938-39 TROY HAYMAKERS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
12-21 .364, 6th place

Head Coaches:
  • Carl Husta (April 8, 1902 - November 6, 1951) 7-13  Also played. See below.
  • Marty Friedman (July 12, 1889 - January 1, 1986) 5-8

PLAYERS:
  • Julie Bender (April 2, 1914 - January 13, 1982)
Biography 

Cy Boardman
  • Jim Brown (June 13, 1912 - January 6, 1991)
Biography

  • Moe Dublier (February 20, 1915 - April 22, 2003)
Biography

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


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

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

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


  • Ben Kramer (May 3, 1913 - February 3, 1999)
Biography

Al Lenowicz
Tommy McDonald

  • Milt Perkel (January 15, 1915 - June 22, 1992)
Biography 

  • Joe Polcha (February 24, 1917 - March 27, 1959)
Biography
 

  • Max Posnack (June 23, 1909 - June 30, 1978)
Biography

Jack Prendergast
Frank Silvanic

  • Corky Stanton (February 21, 1914 - October 13, 1961)
Biography
 

Pete Sudyk
  • Sammy Van Hook (June 29, 1916 - April 5, 1997)
Biography

Nat Volpe

1938-39 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)

1938-39 PHILADELPHIA SPHA's
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
24-9 .727, 2nd place

Semi-finals: Lost to New York, 2-0

  • Head Coach: Eddie Gottlieb (September 15, 1898 - December 7, 1979)

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

  • Moe Goldman (May 30, 1913 - May 7, 1989)
Biography


  • Shikey Gotthoffer (January 1, 1911 - December 24, 1987)
Biography


  • Cy Kaselman (May 1, 1909 - July 3, 1971)
Biography


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

Sol Miehoff
  • Beano Resnick (August 17, 1916 - August 1, 1941)
Biography 

  • Red Rosan (May 22, 1911 - September 3, 1976)
Biography

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

  • Red Wolfe (July 18, 1905 - October 9, 1970)
Biography

1938-39 New York Jewels (ABL)

1938-39 NEW YORK JEWELS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
19-15 .559, 4th place

Semi-Finals: Defeated Philadelphia, 2-0
ABL Championship: Defeated Jersey, 2-1

  • Head Coach: Eddie Wilde (June 14, 1895 - March 9, 1984)

PLAYERS: 
  • Matty Begovich (October 2, 1910 - November 20, 1966)
Biography

Dailey
  • Rip Gerson (April 6, 1906 - March 2, 1961)
Biography

  • George Goldsmith (April 1914 - May 30, 1977)
Biography


Ed Grote
  • Rip Kaplinsky (November 13, 1912 - May 10, 1996)
Biography


  • Mac Kinsbruner (March 21, 1909 - February 16, 1972)
Biography

  • Mickey Kupperberg (March 17, 1914 - February 11, 2003)
Biography

John Mardy
  • Jake Pelkington (January 3, 1916 - May 1, 1982) 
Biography

  • Willie Rubenstein (April 3, 1912 - September 13, 1980)
Biography

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

  • Bernie Schiffer (b. July 29, 1915)
Biography

  • Allie Schuckman (November 25, 1907 - April 29, 1982)
Biography

  • George Slott (June 9, 1912 - February 22, 1962)
Biography

  • Lou Spindell (December 16, 1908 - December 3, 1997)
Biography

Rocky Valvano
Nat Volpe
Jim Whatley
Tony Zaycek

1938-39 Kingston Colonials (ABL)

1938-39 KINGSTON COLONIALS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
28-7 .800, 1st place

Semifinals: Lost to Jersey, 2-1

Prior to the 1938-39 season, the original Kingston Colonials disbanded when Pop Morgenweck's health deteriorated and was unable to continue the team. The New York Celtics was transferred to take Kingston's place.

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

PLAYERS:
  • Julie Bender (April 2, 1914 - January 13, 1982)
Biography 

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

  • Jim Brown (June 13, 1912 - January 6, 1991)
Biography

  • Moe Dublier (February 20, 1915 - April 22, 2003)
Biography

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

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

  • Nat Frankel (November 3, 1913 - March 14, 2006)
Biography

  • Carlie Johnson (October 9, 1909 - January 20, 1997)
Biography 

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

  • Ben Kramer (May 3, 1913 - February 3, 1999)
Biography

  • Max Posnack (June 23, 1909 - June 30, 1978)
Biography
 
  • Chick Reiser (December 17, 1914 - July 29, 1996)
Biography

1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)

1938-39 JERSEY REDS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
19-14 .576, 3rd place

Semi-finals: Defeated Kingston, 2-1
ABL Championship: Lost to New York, 2-1

  • Head Coach: Muggsy Miller (July 24, 1891 - September 9, 1976)

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

  • Hook Andersen (April 8, 1912 - September 23, 1975)
Biography 

  • Al Benson     
Biography

Ben Carnevale
  • Ace (Abbott) Goldstein  (March 20, 1917 - October 8, 1960)
Biography


Chuck Huntington
Tommy O’Brien
Red Paris - was sent to the Barons, do not believe he actually played with Jersey

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

Lou Rosenfeld
Eddie Schurmann

  • Moe Spahn (May 3, 1912 - June 11, 1991)
Biography


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