Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ray Kennedy

Raymond Vincent Kennedy


Born:
November 10, 1893
New York, NY

Died:
February 1976



Career
1913-14 Rockville Centre Wizards (Independent)
1914-15 Rockville Centre Wizards (Independent)
1915-16 Rockville Centre Wizards (Independent)
1916-17 Brooklyn Trinity Triangles (Independent)
1917-18 Original Celtics (Independent)
1918-19 Original Celtics (Independent)
1919-20 Gloversville Glovermakers (NYSL)
1919-20 Pittsfield (NYSL)
1919-20 Plymouth Shawnees (PSL)
1919-20 New York (Independent)
1919-20 New York Lyceum (Independent)
1919-20 Brooklyn Knights (Independent)
1920-21 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1920-21 Westfield Whip Field AC (IL)
1920-21 Turners Falls Athletics (IL)
1921-22 Amsterdam (NYSL)
1921-22 New York MacDowell (MBL)
1921-22 Holyoke Reds (IL)
1922-23 Amsterdam Flashes (NYSL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1922-23 Northhampton Hampers (IL)
1922-23 Holyoke Reds (IL)
1923-24 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1923-24 Yonkers Leaguers (MBL)
1923-24 Amsterdam Flashes (NYSL)
1923-24 Cleveland Rosenblums (Independent)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Washington Palace Five (Independent)
1924-25 Tamaqua (AnBL)
1925-26 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL) Head coach / player
1926-27 Washington Palace Five (ABL) Head coach / player
1927-28 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL) Head coach / player
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL) Head coach / player
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1931-32 Paterson Crescents (Independent)
1932-33 Jamaica Corbets (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans MBL
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Yonkers Clintons (Independent)

Kennedy was a long-time basketball player who transformed the guard position in his playing career. He played for over 20 seasons around the east, even working as a player/coach. Despite his skills (he lead the ABL in scoring one season) and impact  on the sport, Kennedy is a forgotten star today.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Ray-Kennedy/


Teddy Kearns

Edward Joseph "Teddy" Kearns


Born:
January 1, 1900
Trenton, NJ

Died:
December 21, 1949
Trenton, NJ


Career
1917-18 Trenton High School - New Jersey (High School)
1918-19 Trenton High School - New Jersey (High School)
1919-20 Perkiomen Prep School - New Jersey (High School)
1920-21 Trenton Bengals (EBL)
1920-21 Trenton Bengals (PSL)
1920-21 Springfield Gunners (IL)
1921-22 Trenton Royal Bengals (EBL)
1922-23 Trenton Tigers (EBL)
1922-23 New York MacDowell (MBL)
1922-23 Cohoes Cohosiers (NYSL)
1923-24 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1923-24 Gloversville Wonder Workers (NYSL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1924-25 Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1924-25 Tri-Council (PBL)
1924-25 Pottsville Big-Five (AnBL)
1925-26 Trenton Bengals (EBL)
1925-26 Newark Mets (MBL)
1925-26 Perth Amboy Amboyans (MBL)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1926-27 Greenpoint / Trenton (NLN)
1926-27 Baltimore Orioles (ABL)
1926-27 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1929-30 Syracuse All Americans (ABL)
1930-31 Reading (TSL)
1930-31 Reading (EBL)

Born on the first day of the century, Kearns was a baseball and basketball star in Trenton. He played pro basketball for many years, as well as having a lengthy baseball career that saw him catch some time in the major leagues. He later become a public official, serving as the city commissioner in Trenton for 5 years and ran for freeholder in 1937. In 1939, he was named the state investigator for the state relief administration and then returned to the Trenton City Commissioner office from 1942-44. He was working as the athletic director at John A. Roebling's Sons Company at the time of his death from a heart attack at 49 years of age.

Teddy and his wife had five children.

Major League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kearnte01.shtml

Source:
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), December 22, 1949

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Teddy-Kearns/


Joe Karpus

Arthur Joseph "Joe" Karpus


Born:
January 16, 1899
Bay City, MI

Died:
March 25, 1983
Bay City, MI


Career
1916-17 Grayling High School - Michigan (High School)
1918-19 University of Michigan (College)
1919-20 University of Michigan (College)
1920-21 University of Michigan (College)
1921-22 Detroit Millers (Independent)
1922-23 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1923-24 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1924-25 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)

While at UM, Karpas lettered not only in basketball, but in football and baseball as well. After graduating, he played minor league baseball for three seasons in the Michigan Ontario League, and also played pro basketball in the off season in Detroit. He played with Pulaski Post for four season, staying on with the team when they entered the ABL. He would leave athletics to become an engineer for the Michigan Highway Department for many years, retiring in 1967.

He married Angeline Supersynski (1900-1986) in 1925.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=karpus001art

Source:
Lansing State Journal, July 19, 1967
Lansing State Journal, March 29, 1983

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Joe-Karpus/


Cowboy Jones

Lucien Leroy "Cowboy" Jones


Born:
October 2, 1900
McCall Creek?, MS

Died:
August 9, 1971
Meadville, MS


Career
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)

Jones was a long-time minor league baseball player, putting in 17 seasons in the sport but never making the major leagues. The outfielder / first baseman showed some great power while playing in the Sally and Pidemont Leagues in the 1920's and 30's.

Jones died in 1961 from injuries suffered after falling from a ladder while working at home. He was 70 years old.

He was married to Fairley Costley (1902-1998)

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=jones-003ler

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Cowboy-Jones/


Bill Johnson

William V. Johnson


Born:
February 22, 1903
Newberry, MI

Died:
February 1969
Newberry, MI


Career

Michigan State College (College) Did he play??
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)

From Newberry, Michigan. Supposedly played basketball at Michigan State, but it looks like he only played football and baseball there. He does not appear on MSU's all-time letterwinner list. After leaving Michigan State College (now Michigan State University), he played semi-pro baseball in Manistique for two years before being signed by the Detroit Tigers. He went down with the team to August, Georgia, to workout with the club in spring of 1925. However, he did not make the club.

I have seen other sources claim he is a William Johnson (1903-1988) but articles state he is from Newberry, Michigan, which would lead to the William V. Johnson listed here.

Source:
Detroit Free Press, December 9, 1925

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Bill-Johnson/


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Percy Jenkins

Percy Jenkins


Born:



Died:




Career
Mercersburg High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
Staunton Military Academy - Virginia (High School)

1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)

"Jenkins" appeared on one game for the Whirlwinds, on December 21, 1925. I believe he is Harvard athlete Percy Jenkins.

Jenkins was a highly-regarded athlete at Harvard in the early 1920's. Captain of the football team, he also ran track and played baseball. Due to his busy athletic schedule, he did not play basketball at Harvard. Graduated in 1924.

There was a Percy Jenkins from Quincy, Massachusetts, born on October 2, 1899. Could be him, but not sure. There was another Percy Jenkins from Clinton, NY, died in August of 1947, that it could be.

Source:
Boston Post, March 20, 1921

Stats:

Cleon Hyde

Cleon D. Hyde


Born:
November 8, 1904
Smethport, PA

Died:
December 21, 1961
Grandview, MO


Career
1921-22 Masten Park High School - Buffalo (High School)
1922-23 Masten Park High School - Buffalo (High School)
1923-24 Masten Park High School - Buffalo (High School)
1924-25 Buffalo Hewitts (Independent)
1925-26 Buffalo Bisons (ABL)
1926-27 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1927-28 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)

Born to Jeremiah and Nora Hyde, Cleon played pro basketball around Buffalo before becoming a CPA. He died in 1961 after a month-long illness.

Cleon had two sons.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Cleon-Hyde/

Carl Husta

Carl Lawrence Husta


Born:
April 8, 1902
Egg Harbor City, NJ

Died:
November 6, 1951
Kingston, NY


Career
1919-20 Egg Harbor Big Five (Independent)
1920-21 Egg Harbor Big Five (Independent)
1921-22 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 Kingston (NYSL)
1922-23 Springfield Gunners (IL)
1923-24 Kingston (NYSL)
1923-24 Amsterdam Flashes (NYSL)
1923-24 Tri-Council Caseys (PBL)
1924-25 Passaic Mets (MBL)
1924-25 Kingston / Perth Amboy Colonials (MBL)
1925-26 Perth Amboy / Passaic Mets (MBL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1930-31 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1930-31 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1931-32 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1932-33 Wilmington Cats (EBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gems (EBL)
1932-33 Paterson Continentals (MBL)
1932-33 Original Celtics (Independent)
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Original Celtics (Independent)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Kingston Colonials (NYSL)
1934-35 Original Celtics (Independent)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1936-37 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1937-38 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1938-39 Troy Haymakers (ABL)

Husta was a great athlete who was one of the great stars of what is known as the "Center Jump" era, when there would be a jump ball after every basket. Carl and his brother, Mickey, were a formindable duo on the court and played together often and for many years. Carl played for many basketball teams in the area, and in 1925 he was signed by Connie Mack to play shortstop for the Athletics in the American League. His major league tenure was only part of the 1925 season, but he played for a few summers in the Piedmont League before quitting baseball. He stayed played basketball though, putting in 12 seasons in the ABL, alone. In 1939, he retired from the game. Noteworthy frugal during his playing days, Husta was able to save and invest his way to fairly comfortable living, but still served in the U.S. Army during World War 2, and then took a job at an electrical plant after the way.

Husta died in 1951 following a lengthy illness. He was 49.

Major League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hustaca01.shtml

Source:
Kingston Daily Freeman, September 28, 1951
Kingston Daily Freeman, November 7, 1951


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Carl-Husta/


Nate Hurwitz

Nathaniel M. Hurwitz


Born:
March 24, 1893
Boston, MA

Died:
October 4, 1966
Cohasset, MA


Career
1919-20 Shawnut Club (Independent)
1920-21 Knights of Columbus - Nashua, MA (Independent)
1921-22 Knights of Columbus - Nashua, MA (Independent)
1922-23 Hartford Y.M.H.A. - Connecticut (Independent)
1923-24 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1924-25 Shawnut Club (Independent)
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)

Hurwitz was later a State Representative, representing the Cohasset district in Boston as a Republican. He and his wife, Theresa, had a daughter, Mary (d. 2006), who also served Massachusetts in the state legislature. There is still a basketball tournament held at Northeastern University that bears his name.

Source:
Fitchburg Sentinel, June 6, 1949

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Nate-Hurwitz/

Waite Hoyt

Waite Charles Hoyt


Born:
September 9, 1899
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
August 25, 1984
Cincinnati, OH


Career
1925-26 Brooklyn Arcadians (ABL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Fenwoods (Indepedent)

Hoyt is much better known in baseball circle. The future Hall of Fame pitcher signed with the New York Giants at the age of 15 and was immediately sent to Hartford in the Eastern League where he began his climb through the minors. In July of 1918, at the age of 18, he made his major league debut with the Giants, setting down the Cardinals in succession in one inning of work, striking out two. However, he was quickly sent back down to
Jersey City, and later to Nashville, for the remainder of the season. That winter, he was traded by the Giants to Rochester and later sold to Boston. When he was called up by the Red Sox in later 1919, he was in the major leagues to stay. In 1920, he was dealt to the Yankees, and from there became on of the best pitchers in the Junior Circuit. He would pitch 21 years in the major leagues, winning 237 games and multiple world championships with the Yankees along side greats lime Ruth, Gehrig and Dickey. During this time, Hoyt took various forms of employment in the off-season, including time as a writer, salesman, mortician, and most importantly with regards to this blog, basketball.

Hoyt played for Harry Heilmann's Brooklyn club in the ABL as well as the independent Fenwoods in the 1925-26 offseason. He stopped playing basketball, though, because he felt the risk for injuring his arm was too great. Hoyt would go on to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and worked for many years as a broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds.

Major League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hoytwa01.shtml

Source:
SABR Biography
When The Offseason Meant Job Season

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Waite-Hoyt/

Bill Henderson

William Peter Henderson


Born:
December 7, 1899
Detroit, MI

Died:
April 5, 1985
Naples, FL


Career
1922-23 University of Michigan (College)
1923-24 University of Michigan (College)
1924-25 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)
1926-27 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)

Henderson was a successful business man, running the successful family glass business in the Detroit area, Henderson Glass before retiring in 1970.

Bill married Mary Fulcher in 1924 and they had three daughters.

Source:
Detroit Free Press, April 7, 1985

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Bill-Henderson/


Earl Heal

Linwood Earle Heal


Born:
May 30, 1898
La Grange, ME

Died:
September 17, 1998
Polk, FL


Career
1920-21 Fitton AC (Independent)
1921-22 Belfast - Maine (Independent)
1923-23 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1924-25 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1924-25 Milford - Massachusetts (Independent)
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)
1927-28 Penacock Yellowjackets - New Hampshire

Died at the age of 100 in 1998.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/earl-heal/

Carl Hartelius

Carl Leland Hartelius


Born:
January 3, 1902
Rockford, IL

Died:
March 22, 1967 (estimated by obituary)
Tampa, FL


Career
1920-21 Rockford Thomas Cats (Independent)
1920-21 Rockford Thomas Cats (Independent)
1920-21 Rockford Thomas Cats (Independent)
1922-23 Rockford Thomas Cats (Independent)  
1923-24 Gary Work Chemical Lab - Gary, IN (Independent)
1924-25 Hammond Times (Independent)
1924-25 Gary Work Chemical Lab - Gary, IN (Independent)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Rockford Burrs (Independent) 

The youngest of three sons born to John and Hilday Hartelius, Carl played basketball around Illinois and Indiana in the 1920's.

In January of 1929, Hartelius committed three armed robberies, using a cigarette case in lieu of a gun. In the third robbery, a policeman happened to show up across the street from the store Hartelius was in process of robbing, and fled. The shopowner yelled to the patrolman for assistance, and the officer gave chase. He managed to fire a shot that struck Hartelius in the foot and was able to apprehend him. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten years in Joliet State Prison. He died in Tampa in 1967.

Source:
Belvidere Daily Republican, January 31, 1929
Decatur Herald, April 3, 1929

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Carl-Hartelius/

Horse Haggerty

George Francis "Horse" Haggerty


Born:
July 4, 1891
Springfield, MA

Died:
June 8, 1961
Reading, PA


Career
Springfield High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1912-13 Springfield (Independent)
1913-14 Springfield (Independent)
1913-14 Reading Pretzels (EBL)
1914-15 Reading Bears (EBL)
1915-16 Reading Bears (EBL) 
1915-16 Danbury Woosters AC (Independent)
1916-17 Harlan (Delco Industrial League)
1916-17 Reading Bears (EBL)
1917-18 Reading Bears (EBL) 
1918-19 Philadelphia Midvale (ABL)
1918-19 Philadelphia Rockwoods (Independent)
1918-19 Harrisburg Independents (Independent)
1919-20 Reading Bears (EBL) 
1919-20 Plymouth Shawnees (PSL)
1919-20 Pittston (PSL)
1919-20 Scranton (Independent)
1919-20 Newark Turners (Independent)
1920-21 Reading Bears (EBL) 
1920-21 Nanticoke Nans (PSL)
1920-21 Springifled Gunners (IBL)
1920-21 Original Celtics (Independent)
1921-22 Original Celtics (Independent)
1921-22 Reading Bears (EBL)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1921-22 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1921-22 Springifled Gunners (IBL)
1921-22 Troy Trojans (NYSL)
1922-23 Atlantic City  Sandpipers (EBL)
1922-23 New York Celtics (MBL)
1922-23 Original Celtics (Independent)
1923-24 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1923-24 Knights of Columbus - Fort Wayne (Independent)
1923-24 Original Celtics (Independent)
1924-25 Washington Palace Five (Independent)
1924-25 Original Celtics (Independent)
1924-25 Knights of Columbus - Fort Wayne (Independent)
1924-25 Tremont  (Independent)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Arcadians (ABL)
1926-27 Canton Orphans (CBL) Head coach / player
1928-29 Hazleton (PSL)
1928-29 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)

Haggerty grew up in the birthplace of basketball: Springfield, Massachusettes. Due to his great size (6'4 220 pounds) and natural athletic skills, Haggerty took to basketball quickly. After a couple of playing around his hometown, he was signed to the Reading team in the Eastern League. He would then spend the better part of the next 17 years as one of the most popular basketball players in the country. He jumped from team to team, league to league, to barnstorming teams, and was known as being one of the few players who could grip a basketball with one hand. Haggerty was a rough player who drew many protests from opposing team to his physical style of play. Many of his contemporaries called him the "Babe Ruth of Basketball."

After a bad ankle injury ended his playing career in 1929, he officiated for a few more years before leavng tghe game to work as a bricklayer.

His career was briefly interrupted with his military service during World War One.

Source:
Democrat and Republican (Rochester, NY), June 10, 1961

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Horse-Haggerty/

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blair Gullion

Burton Blair "Slim" Gullion


Born:
December 22, 1901
Elwood, IN

Died:
January 30, 1959
Clayton, MO


Career
1919-20 Newcastle High School - Indiana (High School)
1920-21 Purdue University (College) Freshmen
1921-22 Purdue University (College)
1922-23 Purdue University (College)
1923-24 Purdue University (College)
1924-25 Huntington Legionaires (Independent)
1924-25 Hartford City High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1925-26 Fort Wayne Caseys (ABL)
1925-26 Hartford City High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1926-27 Richmond All Stars (Independent)
1926-27 Hartford City High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1927-28 Richmond All Stars (Independent)
1927-28 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1928-29 Richmond All Stars (Independent)
1928-29 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1929-30 Dayton Kellys (NPBL)
1929-30 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1930-31 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1931-32 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1932-33 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1933-34 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1934-35 Earlham College - Indiana (College) Head coach
1935-36 University of Tennessee (College) Head coach
1936-37 University of Tennessee (College) Head coach
1937-38 University of Tennessee (College) Head coach 
1938-39 Cornell University (College) Head coach
1939-40 Cornell University (College) Head coach
1940-41 Cornell University (College) Head coach
1941-42 Cornell University (College) Head coach
1945-46 University of Connecticut (College) Head coach
1946-47 University of Connecticut (College) Head coach
1947-48 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1948-49 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1949-50 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1950-51 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1951-52 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1952-53 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1953-54 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1954-55 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1955-56 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1956-57 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1957-58 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach
1958-59 Washington University - Missouri (College) Head coach


Born to Charles and Leota in Elwood, Indiana, Gullion grew up in New Castle, Indiana.

He left Cornell to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. When he returned, he coached two years at UConn befor heading to Washington U in Missouri.

In January of 1959, Coach Gullion suffered a fatal heart attack at his home. He was 58.

Married Elizabeth Crosbie in 1925 and they had one son and one daughter.

Source:
Obituary, Ithaca Journal, January 31, 1959
Obituary, Richmond Palladium-Item, February 1, 1959

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Fiddle-Morley/


Dutch Guenther

Walter Emil "Dutch" Guenther


Born:
February 1, 1899
Fitchburg, MA

Died:
June 2, 1962



Career
1917-18 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (Independent)
1918-19 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (Independent)
1919-20 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1920-21 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1921-22 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1922-23 Springfield Fisk Red Tops (IBL)
1922-23 Greenfield AA Greens (IBL)
1922-23 Fitchburg (Independent)
1923-24 Amsterdam Flashes (NYSL)
1923-24 Fitchburg (Independent)
1923-24 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1924-25 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Waterbury (CSL)

Born to Emil and Annie Guenther, Dutch learned to play basketball in church leagues around his native Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the game. He signed on to play with the Red Tops when he was 18, and played pro basketball for the next decade with various teams, including Boston, Cleveland and Chicago of the ABL.


Source:
Warren Tribune, December 9, 1925
Harrisburg Telegraph, December 12, 1925

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dutch-guenther/

Bob Grody

Robert William Grody


Born:
April 25, 1900
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
June 21, 1982
West Palm Beach, FL


Career
Stuveysant High School - New York City (High School)
1918-19 Hamilton College - New York (College)
1919-20 Brooklyn (Independent)
1920-21 New York Big-Five (Independent)
1921-22 New York Big-Five (Independent)
1922-23 New York Big-Five (Independent)
1923-24 Glens Falls Garries (NYSL)
1924-25 Philadelphia Cathedral (PBL)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (MBL)
1924-25 Brookyn Visitations (MBL)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1925-26 NY Lou Gehrig All Stars (Independent)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (NLN)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1928-29 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1929-30 Paterson Whirlwinds (ABL)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Bridgeton (TSL)
1930-31 Dunmore (PSL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Jewels (MBL)
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1932-33 Brooklyn Americans (MBL)
1932-33 Jersey City Palace Diamonds (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1932-33 Dumore (PSL)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visistations (ABL)
1933-34 Trenton Moose (ABL)
1933-34 Dunmore (PSL)
1934-35 Brooklyn (Independent)
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Dongan Caseys (Independent)
1935-36 Bay Ridge Pros (Independent)
1936-37 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1936-37 Yonkers (Independent)
1936-37 NY National City Bank (Independent)
1937-38 Brooklyn (NBL)
1937-38 Brooklyn Visitation (Independent)
1938-39 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1939-40 Brooklyn Visitation (Independent)
1940-41 Glens Falls (NYSL)

Grody was a basketball player and a baseball pitcher from New York. He tried to make good with John McGraw and the Giants in 1921, but was sent to Waterbury in the Eastern League. He was later pitching Jersey City and Montreal in the Internation League in the later 1920's. Despite his attempts at baseball, it was on the basketball court where he really made his impact. He played for dozens of professional and semi-professional hoop teams over his 20-plus yeat career.

He married Margaret Edgar (1904-1999) and they had two daughters and a son.

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

Source:
Leavenworth Times, May 22, 1921

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Bob-Grody/


Bruce Gregory

Bruce Robert Gregory


Born:
May 13, 1903
Battle Creek, MI

Died:
December 28, 1960
Frederick, MD


Career
1925-26 University of Michigan (College)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)

Born to Eugene and Della Gregory in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Grgeory family moved to Ann Arbor prior to Bruce going to high school. Gregory played basketball and football at the University of Michigan, and he played pro basketball with Detroit Pulaski Post in the ABL. Grgeory played one season in the NFL, with the Detroit Panthers in 1926. He later moved to Flint, and then to Akron to work for Goodyear. He moved to Frederick and worked as a tire salesman before buying his own tire shop.

Shortly after Christmas in 1960, Gregory was driving home late one night when he dozed off behind the wheel. His car swerved into a concrete bridge pillar, killing him. He was 57.

Bruce married Ruth Watkins and they had one son and one daughter. His brother, Donald, was an avid pilot an aviation pioneer who died while performing an exhibition for the U.S. military.

NFL Stats:
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GregBr20.htm

Source:
Battle Creek Enquirer, October 20, 1925
The News (Frederick, MD), December 29, 1960

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Bruce-Gregory/


George Glasco

George Benjamin Glasco


Born:
April 7, 1901
Trenton, NJ

Died:
December 23, 1983
Trenton, NJ


Career
1920-21 Germantown Geraniums (EBL)
1919-20 Lenoxville (Independent)
1920-21 Germantown Geraniums (EBL)
1921-22 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1921-22 Trenton All-Stars (Independent)
1921-22 Brooklyn Brooklyns (Independent)
1922-23 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1922-23 Yonkers Chippewas (MBL)
1922-23 Holy Name - Philadelphia (PBL)
1923-24 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1923-24 Holy Name - Philadelphia (PBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL) Head coach / player
1924-25 Greenpoint Knights of St. Anthony (MBL)
1924-25 Tri-Council - Philadelphia (PBL)
1924-25 Pottsville Big Five (Independent)
1924-25 South Philadelphia Arcadia AA (Independent)
1925-26 Pottsville Miners (EBL)
1925-26 Greenpoint Knights of St. Anthony (MBL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Arcadians (ABL)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1926-27 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1928-29 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1930-31 Trenton Tigers (TSL)
1930-31 Reading Bears (TSL)
1930-31 Reading Bears (EBL)
1930-31 Carbondale (EBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Wilmington Cats (EBL)
1932-33 Trenton Bengals (EBL)
1932-33 Union City Reds (MBL)
1933-34 Trenton Trojans (ABL)
1933-34 Wilkes-Barre (PSL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1935-36 Paterson/Trenton/Passaic Reds (ABL)
1935-36 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1935-36 Atlantic City (EBL)
1936-37 Trenton (Independent)
1937-38 Trenton (NL)

Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Glasco was a popular athlete in the east, not only playing semi-pro baseball but also played almost 20 years of basketball for many pro outfits along the Atlantic seaboard. He played many years in the Eastern League as well as 8 seasons in the ABL.

Source:
Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN), January 4, 1927

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/George-Glasco/

Monday, October 16, 2017

Marty Friedman

Max H. "Marty" Friedman


Born:
July 12, 1889
New York, NY

Died:
January 1, 1986
New York, NY


Career
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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1972

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.

Source:
Basketball Hall of Fame
Jews In Sports

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Fiddle-Morley/


Teddy Feldt

Theodore Albert Feldt


Born:
January 17, 1899
Buffalo, NY

Died:
July 1982



Career
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.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Teddy-Feldt/

Gil Ely

Gilbert Clerc Ely


Born:
September 27, 1898
West Unity, OH

Died:
April 5, 1999
Bryan, OH


Career
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.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Gil-Ely/


Duke Dunne

Robert Jerome "Duke" Dunne


Born:
August 29, 1899
River Forest, IL

Died:
May 18, 1980
Winnetka, IL


Career
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.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/duke-dunne/

Snooks Dowd

Raymond Bernard "Snooks" Dowd


Born:
December 20, 1897
Springfield, MA

Died:
April 4, 1962
Northampton, MA


Career
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.

Major League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dowdsn01.shtml

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Snooks-Dowd/

Friday, October 13, 2017

Art Dexter

Arthur Thomas Dexter


Born:
May 11, 1900
New York

Died:
September 5, 1975
Cortland, NY


Career
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)



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Art-Dexter/

Red Dever

Red Dever


Born:



Died:




Career
(High School)
(College)
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"



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Red-Devers/

Joe Dermody

Joseph Peter Dermody


Born:
November 3, 1897
Derby, CT

Died:
February 8, 1977
Pinellas, FL


Career
1915-16 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School)
1919-20 Detroit YMCA (Indepedent)
1921-22 Detroit Kelly-Greens (Independent)
1921-22 Detroit Rayls (Independent) 
1923-24 Detroit Minute Men (Independent)
1923-24 Detroit Red Arrows (Independent)
1924-25 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)
1926-27 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)

A World War 1 veteran, Dermody played pro basketball around Detroit in the 1920's. He played with Pulakski Post when they joined the ABL in 1925, playing five games on a road trip out east before getting released. He was resigned in February and played in the team's final two games of the season. He returned for one for ABL season with the club in 1926.

He later worked as a real estate agent in Detroit before moving to Florida in 1950.

Joe married Marie Wilson in 1922 and they had a son and a daughter.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Joe-Dermody/


Richie Deighan

Richard Anthony Deighan


Born:
February 3, 1900
Florence Township, NJ

Died:
March 3, 1987
Cherry Hill, NJ


Career
1919-20 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1920-21 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1920-21 Plymouth Shawnees (EBL)
1920-21 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1921-22 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Elizabeth (MBL)
1922-23 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia Cathedral (PBL)
1923-24 Holy Majors (Independent)
1924-25 Philadelphia Cathedral (PBL)
1924-25 Paterson Legionaires (PBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (PBL)
1924-25 Tamaqua (AnBL)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1928-29 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1929-30 Toledo Redmen (NPBL)
1930-31 Bridgeton (TSL) Head coach / player
1931-32 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)

Some records say he was born in 1899.

Deighan was a long-time professional basketball player in the 1910's and 20's, largely in New Jersey. He played for the Cleveland Rosenblums for four seasons in the ABL, and returned to the ABL in 1933 with the Camden Brewers. He also played a few years of minor league baseball.

Along with his brother, Neil, Richie owned a few taverns in Pennsauken and Camden, and also worked in real estate until retiring in the mid 1980's.

He and his wife, Helen, had one son.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=deigha001ric

Source:
dvrbs.com
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, 1987
Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), March 5, 1987

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Rich-Deighan/


Jack Curtin

John Joseph "Jack" "Nig" "Johnny" Curtin


Born:
June 21, 1900
Cambridge, MA

Died:
1968



Career
Boston College High School - Boston (High School)
1918-19 Boston College (College)
1920-21 Windsor - Vermont (Independent)
1920-21 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1921-22 Adams - Massachusetts (IBL)
1922-23 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1923-24 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)
1926-27 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)
1927-28 Boston Whirlwinds (Independent)

Born and raised in Cambridge, Jack ran track and played basketball at BCHS and at Boston College before leaving school. He played pro basketball for a few years, and died in 1968.

Some biographical information differs from Pro Basketball Encyclopedia.

Source:
Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), December 11, 1925


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Johnny-Curtin/

Jim Cullen

James Joseph Cullen


Born:
January 13, 1897
Rochester, NY

Died:
March 25, 1967
Rochester, NY


Career
1922-23 Rochester Centrals (Independent)
1923-24 Rochester Centrals (Independent)
1924-25 Rochester Centrals (Independent)
1925-26 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1926-27 Rochester Centrals (ABL)
1927-28 Rochester Oldsmobiles (Independent)



Jim married Elizabeth Burns (1895-1974) and had one daughter and two sons.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Jim-Cullen/


Rody Cooney

Roger P. "Rody" Cooney


Born:
May 17, 1902
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
September 29, 1965
Brooklyn, NY




Career
1919-20 St. Francis College - New York (College)
1920-21 Brooklyn Non Parelis (Independent)
1920-21 Brooklyn Visitation (Independent)
1921-22 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1921-22 Easthampton Hampers (IBL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1922-23 Troy (NYSL)
1922-23 Springfield Gunners (IBL)
1922-23 Holyoke Reds (IBL)
1923-24 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1923-24 Glen Falls (NYSL)
1923-24 Philadelphia SPHA's (PBL)
1924-25 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Arcadians (ABL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (NBL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1932-33 Dunmore (PSL)
1932-33 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 Pittston (PSL)
1932-33 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1932-33 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1936-37 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1937-38 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1938-39 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1939-40 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1940-41 St. Francis College - New York (College) Head coach
1946-47 Kingston Chiefs (Independent) Head coach
1946-47 Newark Bobcats (ABL) Head coach

After playing many years professionally around Brooklyn, Cooney became a successful coach at St. Francis.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Rody-Cooney/

Jerry Conway

Jerome Patrick Conway


Born:
June 7, 1901
Holyoke, MA

Died:
April 16, 1980
Holyoke, MA


Career
St. Anselm College - Vermont (College)
1918-19 Turners Falls (Independent)
1919-20 Holyoke All-Holyokers (IL)
1920-21 Holyoke Co. E. (IL)
1921-22 Holyoke Reds (IL)
1921-22 Glens Falls Co. K. (NYSL)
1922-23 Albany Senators (NYSL)
1922-23 Holyoke Reds (IL)
1923-24 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1923-24 Holyoke Pros (Independent)
1924-25 All-Holyoke (Independent)
1924-25 Westfield Whip City AC (Independent)
1924-25 Washington Palace-Five (Independent)
1925-26 Washington Palace-Five (ABL)
1926-27 Canton Orphans (CBL)
1927-28 Albany Senators (MBL)
1927-28 Meridan (CBL)
1927-28 Holyoke Indepenedents (Independent)
1927-28 Syracuse All Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Meridan Endees (Independent)
1928-29 Syracuse All Americans (Independent)
1928-29 Bristol Endees (Independent)
1929-30 Bristol Endees (Independent)
1929-30 Holyoke Giants (Independent)

After going to St. Anselm College, where Conway played basketball and baseball, Conway embarked on an athletic career that last over 10 years. He played professional basketball for many different teams in the east, peaking with his time with the Washington Palace Five. Also a left-handed pitcher, he pitched in one game in the major leagues, throwing two innings for the Washington Senators on August 31, 1920.

Major League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/conwaje01.shtml

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Jerry-Conway/


Connolly

Connolly


Born:



Died:




Career
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds (ABL)

Played one ABL game with Boston Whirlwinds on December 21, 1925

Source:


Stats:

Red Conaty

John Francis "Red" Conaty


Born:
February 12, 1904
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
May 27, 1979
Brooklyn, NY


Career
1920-21 Brooklyn Prospect Big-Five (Independent)
1921-22 Brooklyn Whirlwinds (Independent)
1921-22 Ware Wonders (IBL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1922-23 Schenectady Dorpians (NYSL)
1923-24 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1923-24 Gloversville Wonder Workers (NYSL)
1924-25 Brooklyn (MBL)
1924-25 Philadelphia Kayoula (PBL)
1924-25 Washington Palace Five (Independent)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Arcadians (ABL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (NBL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1927-28 Kingston Colonials (MBL) 
1927-28 Washington Palace Five  / Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1930-31 Dunsmore (PSL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1931-32 Bridgeton Moose (EBL)
1931-32 Carbondale (PSL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Arcadians (Independent)
1932-33 Brooklyn Hillhouse / Brooklyn Americans / Bronx (MBL) Head coach / player
1932-33 Carbondale (PSL)
1932-33 Pittston (PSL)
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1933-34 Pittston (PSL)
1934-35 Newark Mules / New Britain Mules (ABL)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1936-37 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1939-40 Baltimore Clippers (ABL) On team prior to season, not sure he played in ABL games
1941-42 Kingston (NYSL) Head coach
1945-46 Syracuse Stars () Head coach



Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/red-conaty-2/

Tommy Clark

Thomas Clark


Born:



Died:




Career
1920-21 Detroit Rayls (Independent)
1921-22 Detroit Millers (Independent)
1922-23 Detroit Red Arrows (Independent)
1923-24 Ternstedt Manufacturing (Independent)
1923-24 Detroit Red Arrows (Independent)
1924-25 People's State Bank - Detroit (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)
1927-28 Michigan Centrals - Detroit (Independent)
1928-29 Detroit AC (Independent) Head coach / player
1929-30 Michigan Centrals - Detroit (Independent)

St. John's Military Academy - Manlius, NY (High School) ?? Not likely. The Tommy Clark there was born around 1906.

A 1921 Detroit Free Press article refers to him as "young"

Played fullback for the Kenyons of the Detroit Athletic league in 1921, 1922 and 1923.


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Tommy-Clark/


Curley Christian

Stanley "Curley" Christian


Born:
June 15, 1903
Reading, PA

Died:
October 10, 1970
Atlantic City, NJ


Career

1918-19 Reading High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1919-20 Reading High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1920-21 Reading High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1921-22 Boyertown (Independent)
1921-22 Reading Bears (EBL)
1922-23 Reading Pretzels (EBL)
1922-23 Tremont (Independent)
1922-23 Hamburg (Independent)
1922-23 Tamaqua (Independent)
1922-23 Shamokin Big Five (Independent)
1923-24 Tri-Council Caseys (PBL)
1923-24 Philadelphia Rockwoods (Independent)
1924-25 Tremont (AnBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1924-25 Tri-Council (PBL)
1924-25 Philadelphia Cathedral (PBL)
1924-25 Allentown Eagles (Independent)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL)
1925-26 Canton Pros (Independent)
1925-26 Columbus Kinnears (Independent)
1926-27 Canton Orphans (CBL)
1926-27 Akron Wellocks (CBL)
1927-28 Manayunk-Pattison (PBL)
1927-28 Millville (SJL)
1928-29 Pattison (EBL)
1928-29 Hazleton-Wilkes Barre (PSL)
1929-30 Pattison (EBL)
1930-31 Reading (TSL)
1930-31 Reading Bears (EBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Jaspers (EBL)
1931-32 Reading Bears (Independent)
1932-33 Reading Bears (Independent)
1934-35 Carpenter Steel - Reading, PA (Tri-County League) Head coach
1935-36 Carpenter Steel - Reading, PA (Tri-County League) Head coach
1936-37 Carpenter Steel - Reading, PA (Tri-County League) Head coach
1937-38 Carpenter Steel - Reading, PA (Tri-County League) Head coach

After many years of playing and coaching basketball, Curley managed Castle Roc Motel in Atlantic City before his death in 1970.

He was married to Ruth Walborn.


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Curley-Christian/


Art Carty

Arthur Thomas Carty


Born:
February 22, 1902
Michigan

Died:
January 13, 1997
Southern Pines, NC


Career
1919-20 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School)
1923-24 Alma College (College)
1924-25 Alma College (College)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)
1926-27 Detroit (Independent)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1928-29 Detroit Tools (Independent)
1928-29 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1929-30 Detroit/ Jackson Olympics (NPBL)
1929-30 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1930-31 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1931-32 Fintex - Detroit (Independent)
1931-32 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1932-33 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1933-34 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1934-35 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Northwestern High School - Detroit (High School) Head coach

A talented athlete from Detroit, Carty attended little Alma College in rural Michigan where he earned his degree in education while starring on the basketball team. He played professional basketball for a few years around Detroit before landing a coaching job at his old high school, Northwestern. Carty was later the Athletics Director at Cass Tech, but in 1949, returned to Northwestern to coach again. He later was appointed principal at Northern High School and found himself embroiled in a student-lead boycott of the school in 1966. Lead by student Michael Batchelor, over a thousand Northern students boycotted school to protest Carty's old-school authoritarian approach to school leadership. Another grievance against Northern was the apparent differences between resources and education levels between schools with majority white students and schools with a predominantly black student body, including Carty's Northern HS. This wound up forcing Carty out of Northern, and was yet another sign of the racial disharmony in one of America's largest cities that would one year later witness one of the ugliest race riots in American history.

He married Irene Anguish in 1926 but that union ended in divorce. He remarried to Prudentia Huffman in 1939

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Art-Carty/


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Soup Campbell

James Francis "Soup" Campbell


Born:
December 24, 1897
Homestead, PA

Died:
March 5, 1942
Lakeland, NJ


Career
1914-15 Homestead Shippers (Independent)
1915-16 Tower City - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1916-17 Pitcairn (IBLWP)
1917-18 Pitcairn (IBLWP)
1918-19 Wilmerding Airbrakes (ICL)
1919-20 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1919-20 Nanticoke Nans (PSL)
1920-21 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1920-21 Nanticoke Nans (PSL)
1920-21 Easthampton Hampers (IBL)
1921-22 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1922-23 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1922-23 Brooklyn Pros (MBL)
1922-23 Yonkers Chippewas (MBL)
1922-23 Cohoes Cohosiers (NYSL)
1922-23 Tri-Council (PBL)
1923-24 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1923-24 Kingston Shirtmakers (MBL)
1923-24 Tri-Council Caseys (PBL)
1923-24 Pottsville Big-5 - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1924-25 Passaic / Kingston Colonials (MBL)
1924-25 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1925-26 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1925-26 Pottsville Miners (EBL)
1925-26 Perth Amboy Amboyans (MBL)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Philadelphia Quakers (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1927-28 Salem (SJL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1928-29 Salem (SJL)
1928-29 Milville (SJL)
1929-30 Camden (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia WPEN (EBL)

Campbell died of tuberculosis in 1942 at the age of 44.

He married Gladys (Alive) Frick in 1924 and they had two sons and a daughter.

Source:
Mount Carmel Item, June 5, 1924
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 6, 1942

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/soup-campbell-2/

Buddy Bushman

Adolph J. "Buddy" Buschmann (Bushman)



Born:
December 18, 1902
Brooklyn. NY

Died:
August 9, 1961



Career
1918-19 Far Rockaway High School - New York (High School)
1920-21 Far Rockway (Independent)
1921-22 Far Rockway (Independent)
1921-22 New York Celtics (EBL)
1923-24 Aloysius (Independent)
1945-25 Washington Palace Five (Independent) 
1925-26 Brooklyn Arcadians (ABL)
1926-27 Brooklyn Celtics (ABL)
1926-27 Baltimore Orioles (ABL)
1927-28 Detroit Cardinals (ABL)
1927-28 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)

Born in New York to Adolph and Josephine Buschmann. His name appears as "Bushman" in newspaper articles.

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Buddy-Bushman/

Joe Brown

Joseph Milton "Poison" Brown
born Joseph Bronislaus Majchrzak


Born:
September 17, 1899
Buffalo, NY

Died:
June 4, 1979
Angola, NY


Career
1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1925-26 Buffalo Bisons (ABL)
1920-21 Buffalo Lincolns (Independent)
1928-29 Buffalo Drydocks (Independent)
1929-30 Rochester Centrals (ABL) 

Brown was a talented minor league baseball player as well as a professional basketball player. He played third base for 11 years in the east, with a lot of time with the Rochester Red Wings.

Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=brown-003jos

Source:
Democrat and Chronicle, June 5, 1979

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Joe-Brown/

Roy Boosey

Arthur Roy Boosey


Born:
May 7, 1885
Petrolia, Ontario, Canada

Died:
November 28, 1941
Detroit, MI


Career
1904-05 D.U.R. - Detroit (Independent)
1904-05 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1905-06 Detroit General Electric (Independent)
1906-07 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1908-09 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1909-10 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1910-11 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1911-12 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1912-13 Detroit AC (Independent)
1913-14 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1914-15 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1915-16 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1916-17 Detroit YMCA (Independent)
1917-18 Detroit Rayls (Independent)
1918-19 Detroit Rayls (Independent)
1919-20 Detroit Rayls (Independent)
1920-21 Detroit Rayls (Independent)
1921-22 Detroit Rayls (Independent)
1922-23 Detroit Red Arrows (Independent)
1923-24 Detroit Red Arrows (Independent)
1924-25 Detroit Pulaski Post (Independent)
1925-26 Detroit Pulaski Post (ABL)

Born in Canada, Boosey was a well-known basketball player in Detroit. He played for many years with various teams, most notably the YMCA and the Rayls, before joining the Red Arrows and Pulaski Post. At the age of 40, he was with Pulaski Post when the team was a member of the ABL. Boosey was also an avid ping pong and handball player, and had a pre-basketball-game ritual of eating chili prior to tip off.

In 1941, Boosey was playing handball in a singles tournament at a Detroit YMCA when he fell over and died of a massive heart attack.

He was married to Marietta Ames in 1907 and they had a son and a daughter.

Source:
Detroit Free Press, February 3, 1911
Detroit Free Press, November 29, 1941


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Roy-Boosey/


Tom Berry

Thomas Wayne Berry


Born:
June 9, 1901
Connecticut

Died:
November 1959



Career
1922-23 Worcester Tech (College)
1923-24 Worcester Tech (College)
1925-26 Buffalo Bisons (ABL)
1926-27 Brunswick Birds - New Jersey (Independent)

Grew up in Springfield, MA?

Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/Tom-Berry/