Monday, April 24, 2017

Whitey Wickhorst

Paul Mitchell "Whitey" Wickhorst


Born:
November 1, 1904
Hammond, IN

Died:
October 24, 1992
Blue Springs, MO


Career
Whiting High School - Indiana (High School)
1923-24 Gary Slickers (Independent)
1924-25 Chicago Bruins (Independent)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1935-36 Whiting Ciesar (Independent)
1936-37 Whiting Ciesar All-Americans (MBC) Head coach / player
1937-38 Whiting Ciesar All-Americans (NBL) Head coach
1938-39 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (MBC) Head coach

Whitey played for many seasons for the Bruins in the ABL, and later caught in with Whiting Ciesar first as a player, then player/coach, and then just head coach. He worked at American Maize Company in Roby, Indiana. He eventually found his way to Topeka, Kansas in the 1950's, and died in Missouri in 1002.



Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/whitey-wickhorst/

George Van Heyde

George Adams Van Heyde


Born:
December 21, 1906
Columbus, OH

Died:
June 2, 1983
Columbus, OH


Career
1926-27 Ohio State University (College)
1927-28 Ohio State University (College)
1928-29 Ohio State University (College)
1929-30 Columbus Robert Lees (Independent)
1930-31 Columbus Federals (Independent)
1931-32 Hebron Gassers (Independent)
1933-34 Coshocton Independents (Independent)
1933-34 Coshocton Buckeyes (Independent)
1935-36 Lancaster - Ohio (Independent)
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supply (MBC)

Born in Ohio to Julius and Teresa Van Heyde


Source:


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/george-van-heyde/

Ernie Talos

Ernest Alex Talos, Sr.


Born:
December 23, 1913
Cleveland, OH

Died:
March 24, 1999
Dayton, OH


Career

1933-34 Ohio Wesleyan (College)
1934-35 Ohio Wesleyan (College)
1935-36 Ohio Wesleyan (College)
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supply (MBC)
1936-37 Dayton London Bobbies (MBC)

Born to Hungarian immigrants, Talos grew up in Celveland and played basketball at Ohio Wesleyan where he studied business law before a professional season with both the Columbus and Dayton franchises in the Midwestern League. He played minor league baseball for six seasons, primarily in the Indians' farm system. Talos served his country during World War 2.

He married Mary Frances Hunt (1914-2016) in 1941 and they had a son and a daughter.

Minor League Baseball Stats
http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=talos-001ern

Source:
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois), June 29, 1938


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/ernie-talos/

Jack Stewart

Jesse Arthur "Jack" Stewart


Born:
May 30, 1904
Springfield, OH

Died:
November 20, 1961



Career
1929-30 Ohio State University (College)
1930-31 Ohio State University (College)
1934-35 Bedford High School - Ohio (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supply (MBC)

Born to William and Cara Stewart in Springfield, Ohio.

Stewart married Louise Lulu Canning in 1933.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jack-stewart/

Friday, April 21, 2017

Stemki

Stemki


Born:



Died:




Career
(High School)
(College)
1936-37 Dayton London Bobbies (MBC)

Identity unknown.

There is a Charles Stenken who graduated from Covington (KY) Catholic High School in 1934 who wwas the basketball team captain. He played in January 1937 for the Hindmarch team and the Newport Merchants in the Cincinnati Municipal league.


Source:



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

Mel Shaw

Melville James Shaw


Born:
December 21, 1902
Wapakoneta, OH

Died:
January 10, 1993
Columbus, OH


Career
1923-24 Ohio State University (College)
1924-25 Ohio State University (College)
1925-26 Columbus Kinners (Independent)
1926-27 Columbus Kinners (Independent)
1926-27 Lancaster Mondank Mills (Independent)
1927-28 Columbus Kinners (Independent)
1927-28 Columbus Robert Lees (Independent)
1928-29 Columbus Robert Lees (Independent)
1929-30 Columbus Robert Lees (NPBL)
1932-33 Greenfield A.C. - Ohio (Independent)
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supplies (MBC)


Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/mel-shaw/

Will Senchak

William Senchak


Born:
June 18, 1913
Whiting, IN

Died:
June 27, 1995
Santa Clara, CA


Career
1935-36 Whiting Ciesars (Independent)
1936-37 Whiting Ciesar All-Americans (MBC)
1937-38 Grand Trunk - Battle Creek (Independent)
1938-39 Grand Trunk - Battle Creek (Independent) 
1939-40 Grand Trunk - Battle Creek (Independent)
1940-41 Grand Trunk - Battle Creek (Independent)





Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/will-senchak/