Friday, May 4, 2018

1946-47 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)

1946-47 BALTIMORE BULLETS
AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (II)
Southern Division
31-3 .912, 1st place
First Round - Defeated Brooklyn, 2-1
Semi-finals - bye
Finals - Refused to play

The Bullets rolled through the regular season, losing only three games. They defeated Brooklyn in the first round of the playoffs and had a bye in the semi-finals. However, the league was delaying the other semi-final between Trenton and Philadelphia, scheduling the games late and with large gaps in-between games. Baltimore had wrapped up their series with Brooklyn on March 20, 1947, and by April 2nd, Trenton and Philly had still only played two games in their best-of-three series, with the deciding game not to be played until April 12. Frustrated, the Bullets decided to play in the World Basketball Tournament instead, and refused to wait for the ABL to get the Championship underway. The ABL declared Trenton the champions, but Baltimore claimed the title themselves on the basis of their overwhelming regular season record. The Bullets would join the BAA for the 1947-48 season.

Head Coach:

PLAYERS: 
  • Ace (Abbott) Goldstein  (March 20, 1917 - October 8, 1960)
Biography

  • John Ahearn (January 6, 1918 - February 17, 1968)
Biography

  • Steve Bagarus (September 19, 1919 - October 17, 1981)
Biography 


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

  • Franny Bock (September 29, 1921 - October 2, 2006)
Biography

  • Vic Bock (August 31, 1920 - September 3, 1951)
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  • Leon Brown (October 12, 1919 - October 14, 1990)
Biography

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

  • Herm Fuetsch (July 6, 1918 - September 29, 2010)
Biography
 

  • Barney Goldberg (October 14, 1921 - December 12, 2011)
Biography 

  • Kleggie Hermsen (March 12, 1923 - March 2, 1994)
Biography

  • Buddy Jeannette (September 15, 1917 - March 11, 1998)
Biography

  • Tony Kelly (February 18, 1919 - March 1, 1987)
Biography


  • Bill McKeever (January 15, 1918 - January 24, 2007)
Biography

Vic (L) and Franny (R) Bock

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