Friday, April 29, 2016

In Memoriam: John Moiseichik

John Moiseichik, who played for the Syracuse Nationals in 1946-47, died last earlier this month at 96 years of age.



Biography

Obituary


John S. 'Mush' Moiseichik, 95 of Cortland, passed away on April 16, 2016 at Groton Community Health Care. He was born June 5, 1920 in Cortland, NY a son of the late Stephen and Sophie Kapusta Moiseichik.
Mush graduated from Cortland High School class of 1938 where he stood out as both an end on the football team and guard on the basketball team attended Hobart and Cortland State Colleges, received his masters from Syracuse University, while working on his masters he played basketball for the Syracuse Nationals. He served his country with the US Army Air Corp during World War II.
Mush coached Cortland High School Football from 1947-1966, compiling a record of 108-41-7, with five undefeated teams, and another that tied one game and didn't lose any as well as a 27-game winning streak that ended in 1960. He also taught physical education and after leaving the coaching ranks was still athletic director until 1977.
Mush was honored as the Central New York Football Coach of the year by his peers in 1963, member of Section 4 Hall of Fame and was honored as 100-game winner by the New York State Football Coaches' Association. One of his proudest accomplishments was having the football field at Cortland High School named after him.
He is survived by one son; Dyke and Nancy Moiseichik, Bella Vista, AR, one sister, Mary Spalluto of Cortland, seven grandchildren, Carey, Daryl and Marc Mallanda, Sky Moiseichik, Shenan Boit, Bella and Abbi Moiseichik. Several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Winifred Moiseichik, second wife Jean Moiseichik, his brother Peter Moiseichik and his daughter Khette Mallanda
A Memorial service will be held 11 AM Monday, April 25 at Homer Avenue United Methodist Church, 30 Homer Ave., Cortland, NY. With the Rev. Paul Winkelman officiating. Burial will take place in the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. There are no calling hours. A luncheon will follow the memorial service at the Cortland Elks Lodge.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association, 441 Kirkpatrick Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204 or the local charity of one's choice.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bill Calhoun

William C. Calhoun


Born:
November 4, 1927
San Francisco, CA

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Career
Lowell High School - San Francisco (High School)
City College of San Francisco (College)
1946-47 Oakland Bittners (AAU)
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1948-49 Rochester Royals (BAA)
1949-50 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1950-51 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1951-52 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1952-53 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1952-53 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1953-54 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1954-55 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)





Source:


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/c/calhowi01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/calhobi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=calhobi01

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Frankie Brian

Frank Sands Brian


Born:
May 1, 1923
Zachary, LA

Died:
May 14, 2017
Zachary, LA


Career
1938-39 Zachary High School - Louisiana (High School)
1939-40 Zachary High School - Louisiana (High School)
1940-41 Zachary High School - Louisiana (High School)
1941-42 Louisiana State University (College)
1942-43 Louisiana State University (College)
1946-47 Louisiana State University (College)
1947-48 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1948-49 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1949-50 Anderson Packers (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1953-54 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1954-55 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)

From Zachary, Louisiana, Brian's collegiate career was interrupted by World War 2. After graduating, he joined Anderson, and was named the NBL's Rookie of the Year. He moved with Anderson into the NBA following the disbanding on the NBL, where he joined with the Pistons. He played in the first NBA All-Star game, and in the off-season worked on his cattle ranch in Louisiana.






Source:
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
NOLA.com Story; Brian Remembers First NBA All-Star Game
Zacahry Post, September 24, 2013
http://www.demco.org/sites/default/files/ATL%20march%20final%20web.pdf


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/brianfr01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brianfr01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=brianfr01

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Harry Boykoff

Harry Boykoff


Born:
July 24, 1922
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
February 20, 2001
Santa Monica, CA


Career
Thomas Jefferson High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1942-43 St. John's University (College)
1945-46 St. John's University (College)
1946-47 St. John's University (College)
1947-48 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)
1948-49 Waterloo Hawks (NBL)
1949-50 Waterloo Hawks (NBA)
1950-51 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)


He injured his knee and missed his freshman year at St John's, but returned as a sophomore to help SJU to a 21-3 record. He enlisted in the army after the season (he was deceptive about his height to avoid the army's 6'6 limit, stradding the scale instead of standing on it.) After the war, he return to St John's. He graduated in 1947, and went on to play basketball professionally for four seasons. He and his wife eventually moved out to Los Angeles, where Harry worked not only as an accountant, but had roles in TV shows like "Frasier" and a couple movies.

Boykoff died of lung cancer in 2001.

He married Lee Goodman (d. 1972) and had two daughters, Amy and Randy, and a son, Terry. He remarried Bea Mondschein Kahn in 1982.

Source:

New York Times Obituary, April 15, 2001
IMDB

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/boykoha01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/boykoha01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=boykoha01

Wally Borrevik

Wallace Bernard "Slats" Borrevik


Born:
November 14, 1921
Silverton, OR

Died:
December 9, 1988
Coos Bay, OR


Career
Reedsport High School - Oregon (High School)
1940-41 University of Oregon (College)
1941-42 Signal Oil - Portland, Oregon (Independent)
1942-43 University of Oregon (College)
1943-44 University of Oregon (College)
1943-44 Commercial Ironworks - Portland, Oregon (AAU)
1945-46 Sacramento Senators (AAU)
1946-47 Midland Dows (Independent)
1947-48 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1947-48 Flint/Midland Dow A.C.'s (NBL)
1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)
1958-59 Mid Pacific Institute (College) - Head coach

Born in Oregon to Berge and Clara Borrevil.
On May 17, 1941, Borrevik was involved in a serious automobile accident the left him in critical condition with a fractured skull. He missed a year of school, but did play for Signal Oil while out.


Wally was married to Betty Jean Wallace (1925-1981). He remarried in 1982 to Joan Maguire Reinholtz.

Source:
Eugene Guard, May 20, 1941
Eugene Guard, January 16, 1942
Eugene Guard, March 4, 1944


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/borrewa01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=borresl01

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ed Bogdanski

Edward Eugene "Bugs" Bogdanski


Born:
July 30, 1921
Chicago, IL

Died:
December 31, 1989
Glenview (?), IL


Career
1936-37 Wells High School - Chicago (High School)
1937-38 Wells High School - Chicago (High School)
1938-39 Wells High School - Chicago (High School)
1940-41 DePaul University (College)
1941-42 Division Street Clippers - Chicago YMCA (Amateur-AAU)
1942-43 Division Street Clippers - Chicago YMCA (Amateur-AAU)
1942-43 Fort Sheridan (Military)
1943-44 ASTP (Military)
1946-47 DePaul University (College)
1947-48 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1947-48 St. Paul Saints (PBLA)


Born to Leon and Barbara Bogdanski. Served in the U.S. Army during World War 2. He signed with Indianapolis on December 18, 1947.

He was married to  Betty and had three daughters.



Source:
Belvidere Daily Republican, December 3, 1941
Daily Illini, December 29, 1943
http://mwal.wikia.com/wiki/Division_Street_YMCA
Rushville Republican, December 18, 1947
Wells High School Yearbook, 1938




Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/bogdaed01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=bogdaed01

Charlie Black

Charles Bradford Black, Jr.


Born:
June 15, 1921
Arco, ID

Died:
December 22, 1992
Rogers, AR


Career
Highland Park High School - Topeka, KS (High School)
1941-42 University of Kansas (College)
1942-43 University of Kansas (College)
1945-46 University of Kansas (College)
1946-47 University of Kansas (College)
1947-48 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons (BAA)
1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1949-50 Anderson Packers (NBA)
1950-51 Anderson Packers (NPBL)
1951-52 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)

Born to Charles and Margaret Black, Black was the first Jayhawk to score 1000 points in his career, and as I type this, is the only KU player to be named All-American in four seasons. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War 2 before a professional basketball career that spanned five seasons. He later became a farmer and a sales representative.






Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/blackch01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/blackch01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=blackch01

Warren Ajax

Warren Julius Ajax


Born:
May 12, 1921
Minneapolis, MN

Died:
December 19, 2004
Hot Springs, AR


Career
Central High School - Minneapolis (High School)
1940-41 University of Minnesota (College)
1941-42 University of Minnesota (College)
1942-43 University of Minnesota (College)
1944-45 Great Lakes (Military)
1945-46 University of Minnesota (College)
1947-48 Minneapolis Lakers (NBL)
1949-50 Oskey's North Stars (Professional)

Ajax served in the U.S. Military during World War 2.

Source:
Ironwood Daily Globe, January 27, 1950

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/a/ajaxwa01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=ajaxwa01

John Abramovic

John M. "Brooms" Abramovic, Jr.


Born:
February 9, 1919
Etna, PA

Died:
June 9, 2000
Ormond, FL


Career
1934-35 Etna High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1935-36 Etna High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1936-37 Etna High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1940-41 Salem College - West Virginia (College)
1941-42 Salem College - West Virginia (College)
1942-43 Salem College - West Virginia (College)
1945-46 Pittsburgh Pirates (Independent)
1946-47 Pittsburgh Ironmen (BAA)

1947-48 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1947-48 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)

Born in Etna, Pennsylvania, to John and Dorothy Abramovic, "Brooms" became the first collegiate basketball player to score 2000 points in this career, while at Salem College (Now Salem International University). He went into the U.S. Navy after college before playing a couple of season of professional basketball in the BAA and NBL. He worked for the family business, Etna Broom and Mop Manufacturing, with his brothers for many years before retiring in 1981. He was also a part-time scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He was married to Bertha and they had a son and a daughter. He later remarried to Jessie.


Source:
Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/a/abramjo01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/a/abramjo01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=abramjo01

1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)

1947-48 TRI-CITIES BLACKHAWKS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 30-30 .500, 2nd place

First Round of the playoffs - Defeated Indianapolis, 3-1
Western Division Championship - Lost to Minneapolis, 2-0


  • Head Coach: 
Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)  8-12
Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963) 22-18- Also played (See below)

PLAYERS: 
  • Paul Anthony (January 23, 1924 - May 21, 1993)
Biography

  • Wally Borrevik (November 14, 1921 - December 9, 1988)
Biography

  • Joe Camic (November 28, 1922 - April 3, 2011)
Biography

  • Johnny Ezersky (March 21, 1922 - February 20, 2012)
Biography

  • Dick Furey (March 8, 1925 - June 8, 1998)
Biography

  • Bob Gerber (August 1, 1916 - February 13, 2002)
Biography

  • Al Grenert (July 8, 1919 - August 9, 2002)
Biography

  • Luther Harris (August 27, 1923 - February 3, 1986)
Biography

  • Billy Hassett (October 21, 1921 - November 18, 1992)
Biography

  • Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)
Biography

  • Bob Hubbard (December 27, 1922 - August 27, 2011)
Biography

  • Roy Hurley (August 12, 1922 - October 14, 1993)
Biography

  • Jimmy Joyce (October 23, 1924 - October 24, 2006)
Biography

  • Ed Lewinski (September 10, 1918 - April 15, 1962)
Biography

  • Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)
Biography

  • Don Otten (April 18, 1921 -September 18, 1985)
Biography

  • Howie Rader (March 29, 1921 - February 2, 1991)
Biography

  • Ray Ramsey (July 18, 1921 - August 25, 2009)
Biography

  • Bob Skarda (November 28, 1925 - February 15, 1994)
Biography


  • Mel Thurston (January 16, 1919 - October 8, 1997)
Biography

  • Dick Triptow (November 3, 1922 - February 20, 2015)
Biography

  • Whitey Von Nieda (b. June 19, 1922)
Biography

1947-48 Toledo Jeeps (NBL)

1947-48 TOLEDO JEEPS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 22-37 .373, 5th 3rd place



  • Head Coach:  Jule Rivlin (February 2, 1917 - September 23, 2002) Also played. See below


PLAYERS: 


  • Harry Boykoff (July 24, 1922 - February 20, 2001)
Biography

  • Jerry Bush (September 6, 1914 - October 27, 1976)
Biography

  • Fran Curran (July 9, 1922 - September 18, 2004)
Biography

  • Jackie Goldsmith (January 21, 1921 - February 15, 1968)
Biography

  • Wyndol Gray (March 20, 1922 - January 30, 1994)
Biography


  • Dale Hamilton (August 16, 1919 - August 12, 1994)
Biography

  • Bernie Mehen (September 19, 1918 - May 11, 2007)
Biography

  • Dick Mehen (May 20, 1922 - December 14, 1986)
Biography

  • Jule Rivlin (February 2, 1917 - September 23, 2002)
Biography

  • John Schick (January 6, 1916 - January 8, 1990)
Biography

  • Chips Sobek (February 10, 1920 - April 9, 1990)
Biography

  • Hal Tidrick (April 4, 1915 - April 2, 1974)
Biography

1947-48 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)

1947-48 SYRACUSE NATIONALS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 24-36 .400, 4th place

First Round of the playoffs - Lost to Anderson, 3-1
 

  • Head Coach: Benny Borgmann (November 21, 1899 - November 11, 1978)

PLAYERS: 


  • John Abramovic (February 9, 1919 - June 9, 2000)
Biography

  • John Chaney (February 29, 1920 - August 9, 2004)
Biography

  • Bill DeVenzio (August 2, 1924 - January 1, 1969)
Biography

  • Bob Fitzgerald (March 14, 1923 - July 23, 1983)
Biography

  • Jim Homer (December 5, 1921 - October 15, 1992)
Biography

  • Roy Hurley (August 12, 1922 - October 14, 1993)
Biography

  • Robert Kitterman (April 2, 1923 - November 14, 2000)
Biography

  • Chick Meehan (January 9, 1917 - April 9, 2004)
Biography

  • George Nelmark (May 9, 1917 - December 4, 2010)
Biography

  • Mike Novak (April 23, 1915 - August 15, 1978)
Biography

  • Bob O'Shaughnessy (February 2, 1921 - September 5, 1995)
Biography

  • Mule O'Shields (May 23, 1921 - January 17, 2001)
Biography

  • Eddie Oram (October 5, 1914 - December 18, 2004)
Biography

  • Jerry Rizzo (March 12, 1918 - August 27, 2011)
Biography

  • John Sebastian (November 20, 1921 - April 26, 2003)
Biography

  • Paul Seymour (January 30, 1928 - May 5, 1998)
Biography

  • Steve Sharkey (December 30, 1918 - March 15, 1995)
Biography

  • Virgil Vaughn (May 15, 1918 - February 26, 2007)
Biography

  • Ken Walters (April 29, 1922 - February 13, 1992)
Biography

1947-48 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)

1947-48 SHEBOYGAN REDSKINS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 23-27 .383, 5th place


  • Head Coach: Doxie Moore (February 13, 1911 - April 23, 1986)

PLAYERS: 

  • Bob Bolyard (December 4, 1920 - May 21, 2009)
Biography

  • Paul Cloyd (June 13, 1920 - December 28, 2005)
Biography

  • Ed Dancker (March 14, 1914  - October 3, 1991)
Biography

  • Les Deaton (September 23, 1923 - November 18, 1989)
Biography

  • Bob Dykstra (May 31, 1922 - November 18, 1994)
Biography

  • Jack Forestieri (August 12, 1927 - August 30, 2014)
Biography

  • Fred Gantt (November 27, 1922 - January 11, 2002)
Biography

  • Cecil Hankins (January 6, 1922 - June 3, 2002)
Biography

  • Luther Harris (August 27, 1923 - February 3, 1986)
Biography

  • Freddie Lewis (January 6, 1921 - December 27, 1994)
Biography

  • Al Lucas (July 4, 1922 - April 26, 1995)
Biography

  • Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)
Biography

  • Max Morris (March 14, 1925 - January 8, 1998)
Biography

  • Ken Suesens (October 23, 1916 - May 29, 1992)
Biography

  • Milton Ticco (September 22, 1922 - January 26, 2002)
Biography

  • Mike Todorovich (June 11, 1923 - June 24, 2000)
Biography

1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)

1947-48 ROCHESTER ROYALS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 44-16 .733, 1st place

First Round of the playoffs - Defeated Fort Wayne, 3-1
Eastern Division Championship - Defeated Anderson, 2-1
NBL Championship- Lost to Minneapolis, 3-1

  • Head Coach: 
Eddie Malanowicz (December 30, 1910 - September 5, 1967)
Les Harrison (August 20, 1904 - December 23, 1997) 

PLAYERS: 
  • Bill Calhoun (b. November 4, 1927)
Biography

  • Al Cervi (February 12, 1917 - November 9, 2009)
Biography

  • Bob Davies (January 15, 1920 - April 22, 1990)
Biography

  • Andy Duncan (April 17, 1922 - April 12, 2006)
Biography

  • Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 - November 13, 1998)
Biography

  • Arnie Johnson (May 16, 1920 - June 6, 2000)
Biography

  • LeRoy King (December 24, 1921 - August 8, 2004)
Biography

  • Fuzzy Levane (April 11, 1920 - April 30, 2012)
Biography

  • Joe Lord (December 28, 1922 - December 1986)
Biography

  • John Mandic (October 3, 1919 - June 22, 2003)
Biography

  • George Ratkovicz (November 13, 1922 - November 10, 2007)
Biography

  • Ocie Richie (November 16, 1921 - February 5, 2012)
Biography

  • Arnie Risen (October 9, 1924 - August 4, 2012)
Biography

  • Bobby Wanzer (June 4, 1921 - January 23, 2016)
Biography

1947-48 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)

1947-48 OSHKOSH ALL-STARS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 29-31 .483, 3rd place

First Round of the playoffs - Lost to Minneapolis, 3-1


  • Head Coach: Lon Darling (June 25, 1902 - April 19, 1951)

PLAYERS: 
  • Bob Carpenter (November 6, 1917 - April 18, 1997)
Biography

  • Leroy Edwards (April 11, 1914 - August 25, 1971)
Biography

  • Gene Englund (October 21, 1917 - November 5, 1995)
Biography

  • Bill Hapac (January 26, 1918 - March 9, 1967)
Biography

  • Walt Lautenbach (November 17, 1922 - September 9, 1997)
Biography

  • Jack Maddox (December 10, 1919 - July 9, 2006)
Biography

  • Bill McDonald (November 5, 1916 - February 7, 1994)   
Biography

  • Fred Rehm (May 18, 1921 - December 28, 2012)
Biography

  • Eddie Riska (October 4, 1919 - August 3, 1992)
Biography

  • Abel Rodrigues (January 16, 1922 - July 17, 2010)
Biography

  • Ted Scalissi (October 26, 1921 - January 6, 1987)
Biography

  • Glen Selbo (March 29, 1926 - May 29, 1995)
Biography


  • Bob Sullivan (July 1, 1921 - April 12, 2007)
Biography

  • Floyd Volker (June 21, 1921 - January 5, 1995)
Biography

  • Clint Wager (January 20, 1920 - February 29, 1996) 
Biography

1947-48 Minneapolis Lakers (NBL)

1947-48 MINNEAPOLIS LAKERS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 43-17 .717, 1st place

First Round of the playoffs - Defeated Oshkosh, 3-1
Western Division Championship - Defeated Tri-Cities, 2-0
NBL Championship- Defeated Rochester, 3-1


  • Head Coach:  John Kundla (b. July 13, 1916)



PLAYERS:  

  • Warren Ajax (May 12, 1921 - December 19, 2004)
Biography

  • Don Carlson (March 22, 1919 - October 16, 2004)
Biography

  • Ted Cook (February 6, 1922 - October 16, 2006)
Biography

  • Bill Durkee (July 14, 1921 - April 3, 2006)
Biography

  • Jack Dwan (May 3, 1921 - August 4, 1993)
Biography

  • Ken Exel (September 12, 1920 - July 7, 2006)
Biography

  • Bob Gerber (August 1, 1916 - February 13, 2002)
Biography

  • Tony Jaros (February 21, 1920 - April 22, 1995)
Biography

  • Johnny Jorgensen (December 28, 1921 - January 19, 1973)
Biography

  • George Mikan (June 18, 1924 - June 1, 2005)
Biography

  • Paul Napolitano (February 3, 1923 - June 22, 1997)
Biography

  • Joe Patanelli (September 18, 1919 - August 18, 1998)
Biography

  • Jim Pollard (July 9, 1922 - January 22, 1993)
Biography

  • Jack Rocker (August 12, 1922 - November 27, 2010)
Biography

  • Herm Schaefer (December 20, 1918 - March 21, 1980)
Biography

  • Don Smith (July 27, 1920 - March 1, 1996)
Biography


1947-48 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)

1947-48 INDIANAPOLIS KAUTSKYS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 24-35 .407, 4th place

First Round of the playoffs - Lost to Tri-Cities, 3-2


  • Head Coach: 
Glenn Curtis 2-2
Leo Klier (May 21, 1923 - June 4, 2005) 1-1 - also played (see below)
Bruce Hale (August 30, 1918 - December 31, 1980) 21-32 - also played (see below)




PLAYERS: 
  • Ernie Andres (January 11, 1918 - September 19, 2008)
Biography

  • Ed Bogdanski  (July 30, 1921 - December 31, 1989)   
Biography

  • Bill Tom Closs (January 8, 1922 - June 6, 2011)
Biography

  • Bob Dietz (December 4, 1917 - May 4, 1999)
Biography

  • Jack Forestieri (August 12, 1927 - August 30, 2014)
Biography

  • Hal Gensichen (January 2, 1921 - April 27, 1990)
Biography

  • George Glamack (June 7, 1918 - March 10, 1987)
Biography

  • Don Grate (August 27, 1923 - November 22, 2014)
Biography

  • Bruce Hale (August 30, 1918 - December 31, 1980)
Biography

  • Leo Klier (May 21, 1923 - June 4, 2005)
Biography

  • Freddie Lewis (January 6, 1921 - December 27, 1994)
Biography

  • Del Loranger (March 17, 1920 - March 24, 2003)
Biography

  • Fritz Nagy (January 3, 1924 - June 5, 1989)
Biography

  • Elwood Norris (June 18, 1919 - April 25, 2007)
Biography

  • Roy Pugh (October 16, 1922 - August 3, 2006)
Biography

  • Arnie Risen (October 9, 1924 - August 4, 2012)
Biography

  • Herm Schaefer (December 20, 1918 - March 21, 1980)
Biography

  • Jim Springer (b. June 17, 1926)
Biography

  • Milton Ticco (September 22, 1922 - January 26, 2002)
Biography

1947-48 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)

1947-48 FORT WAYNE ZOLLNER PISTONS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 40-20 .667, 3rd place


First Round of the playoffs - Lost to Rochester, 3-1


  • Head Coach: 

Carl Bennett (December 17, 1915 - May 16, 2013) 



PLAYERS:  

  • Curly Armstrong (June 11, 1920 - November 22, 2009)
Biography

  • Ralph Hamilton (June 10, 1921 - June 5, 1983)
Biography

  • Bob Kinney (September 16, 1920 - September 2, 1985)
Biography

  • Walt Kirk (September 3, 1924 - December 12, 2012)
Biography

  • Milo Komenich (June 22, 1920 - May 25, 1977)
Biography

  • Ken Menke (October 2, 1922 - September 2, 2002)
Biography

  • Richie Niemiera (May 26, 1921 - December 27, 2003)
Biography

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

  • Jack Smiley (December 22, 1922 - July 30, 2000)
Biography

  • Bob Tough (August 28, 1920 - April 7, 1999)
Biography

  • Blackie Towery (June 20, 1920 - November 25, 2012)
Biography

  • Dick Triptow (November 3, 1922 - February 20, 2015)
Biography

1947-48 Flint/Midland Dow A.C.'s (NBL)

1947-48 FLINT/MIDLAND DOW A.C.'s
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 8-52 .133, 6th place

  • Head Coach:  

Jimmy Walsh 0-2
Matt Zunic (September 19, 1919 - December 15, 2006) 8-50  - also played (see below)


PLAYERS:


  • Wally Borrevik (November 14, 1921 - December 9, 1988)
Biography

  • Bob Calihan (August 2, 1918 - September 22, 1989)
Biography

  • Keith Carey (March 5, 1920 - February 15, 1999)
Biography

  • Frank Carswell (November 6, 1919 - October 16, 1998)
Biography

  • Dick Furey (March 8, 1925 - June 8, 1998)
Biography

  • Hal Gensichen (January 2, 1921 - April 27, 1990)
Biography

  • Jim Gibbs (August 19, 1913 - May 31, 2010)
Biography

  • John Gibbs (August 26, 1915 - April 22, 1982)
Biography

  • Paul Herman (July 5, 1921 - July 20, 1972)
Biography

  • John Janisch (March 15, 1920 - August 29, 1992)
Biography
 
  • Charlie Joachim (July 21, 1920 - March 17, 2002)
Biography

  • Hal Korovin (b. April 19, 1925)
Biography

  • Stan Patrick (May 5, 1922 - January 1, 2000)
Biography

  • Ray Patterson (January 15, 1922 - August 3, 2011)
Biography

  • Fred Rehm (May 18, 1921 - December 28, 2012)
Biography

  • Bill Sattler (August 9, 1916 - July 11, 1971)
Biography

  • Milt Schoon (February 25, 1922 - January 25, 2015)
Biography

  • Danny Smick (December 24, 1915 - April 6, 1975)
Biography

  • Milton Ticco (September 22, 1922 - January 26, 2002)
Biography

  • Danny Wagner (August 1, 1922 - December 27, 1997)
Biography

  • Matt Zunic (September 19, 1919 - December 15, 2006)
Biography

1947-48 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)

1947-48 ANDERSON DUFFEY PACKERS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 42-18 .700, 2nd place

First Round of the playoffs - Defeated Syracuse, 3-0
Eastern Division Championship - Lost to Rochester, 2-1


  • Head Coach: Murray Mendenhall (March 5, 1898 - July 27, 1972)

PLAYERS:

  • Charlie Black (June 15, 1921 - December 22, 1992)
Biography

  • Wally Borrevik (November 14, 1921 - December 9, 1988)
Biography

  • Frankie Brian (May 1, 1923 - May 14, 2017)
Biography

  • Price Brookfield (May 11, 1920 - April 17, 2006)
Biography

  • Dick Furey  (March 8, 1925 - June 8, 1998)
Biography

  • John Hargis (August 20, 1920 - January 2, 1986)
Biography

  • Boag Johnson (December 6, 1921 - July 13, 2005)
Biography

  • Milo Komenich (June 22, 1920 - May 25, 1977)
Biography

  • Howie Schultz (July 3, 1922 - October 30, 2009)
Biography

  • Rollie Seltz (b. January 25, 1924)
Biography

  • Charley Shipp (December 3, 1913 - March 21, 1988)
Biography

  • Jim Springer (b. June 17, 1926)
Biography

  • Ed Stanczak (August 15, 1921 - May 30, 2004)
Biography

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jim Zeravich

James Bernard Zeravich


Born:
February 17, 1920
Chicago, IL

Died:
August 16, 1998
Glendale Heights, IL


Career


1943-44 Chicago American Gears (AAU)
1944-45 Lindahl Foundry - Chicago (Independent)
1946-47 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)
1946-47 Binghamton (EBL)
1946-47 Gary Ingots (Independent)
1948-49 Mt. Morris Kable Kolts - Illinois (AAU)
1949-50 Refiners Pride - Illinois (Independent)
1949-50 Welco Oilers - Illinois (AAU)
1951-52 First National Bank - Chicago (Independent)
1952-53 First National Bank - Chicago (Independent)



Source:
Chicago Tribune, January 14, 1945

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/z/zeravja01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=zeravji01

Russ Wilkin

Russell Leroy Wilkin


Born:
March 31, 1923
Ossian, IN

Died:
January 22, 1981
Bluffton, IN


Career
1939-40 Central High School - Fort Wayne, Indiana (High School)
1940-41 Central High School - Fort Wayne, Indiana (High School)
Tri-State JC - Angola, Indiana (College)
1946-47 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)

His name is actually not "Wilkins" as previously reported.

I think he is Russell Leroy Wilkin, born March 20, 1923, son of Eugene and Erma (Smeltzen) who married Jane Miller on February 27, 1943. Age is right, location is right. Don't see anyone else in the Fort Wayne area he could also be.

Served in the Marines during World War 2, enlisting two days before getting married.


Source:
Grave


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/w/wilkiru01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=wilkiru01

Dean White

Dean William Wendell "Donk" White


Born:
May 30, 1923
Malta, OH

Died:
June 24, 1992
Mohave County, AZ


Career
1940-41 Salem Community High School - Illinois (High School)
1941-42 Salem Community High School - Illinois (High School)
1942-43 Salem Community High School - Illinois (High School)
1946-47 Valparaiso University (College)
1946-47 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1947-48 Seattle Athletics (PCL)
1948-48 Vancouver Hornets (PCL)

Dean played basketball and football at Salem HS. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War 2, and entered Valparaiso when he returned. After a half of a season of basketball, he left school to play professionally for Sheboygan in 1946-47.



Source:
Salem Wildcat Hall of Fame

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/w/whitede01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=whitede01

Stan Waxman

Stanley Roy Waxman


Born:
May 20, 1922
Brooklyn (?), NY

Died:
February 22, 2013
Tennessee


Career
1938-39 James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1939-40 James Madison High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1941-42 Long Island University (College)
1942-43 Long Island University (College)
1944-45 Pinellas Air Base (Military) - Player / Head coach
1945-46 Long Island University (College)
1946-47 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)
1946-47 Elizabeth Braves (ABL)
1947-48 Louisville Colonels (PBLA)
1947-48 Lancaster Roses (ABL)
1947-48 Lancaster (EBL)
1947-48 Utica Olympics (NYSPL)
1948-49 Utica Olympics (NYSPL) - Player / Head coach
1949-50 Schenectedy Packers (NYSPL) 
1949-50 Utica (College) - Assistant coach

Served in the army during World War 2. High School teammate of Fuzzy Levane.

After school, he went into business in Central New York.


Source:
Jews In Sports
Post-Standard (Syracuse), March 11, 1962
Indianapolis Star, August 6, 1946
Evening Independent, February 5, 1945
Schenectady Gazette, February 15, 1949




99% POSITIVE he is Stanley Roy Waxman. Just want to know how he wound up in Tennessee.




Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/w/waxmast01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=waxmast01

Vaughn Waddell

Vaughn Reginald Waddell


Born:
September 29, 1910
Forest, ON, Canada

Died:
March 7, 1980
Royal Oak, MI


Career
1934-35 Detroit Hed-Aids (Detroit Industrial)
1935-36 Detroit Hed-Aids (MBC)

1936-37 Detroit Altes Lager (MBC)
1938-39 Briggs Beautywares - Highland Park, Michigan (Independent)

1939-40 Briggs Beautywares - Highland Park, Michigan (Independent) 
1940-41 Detroit Auto Club (Detroit Basketball Association)
1941-42 Detroit Auto Club (Detroit Basketball Association)
1942-43 Selfridge Field (Military)
1943-44 Selfridge Field (Military) 
1945-46 Detroit Mansfield (Independent)
1946-47 Detroit Gems (NBL)

Born in Ontario to William and Annie Waddell. Aside from being a skilled basketball player, Waddell was quite an amateur pitcher who made a name for himself around the sandlots of Detroit.An Indianapolis Star article from December 26, 1937, says he went to Manhattan College, but he does not appear on their all-time roster. After many years of playing in the Detroit industrial leagues, he entered the military, playing for the Selfridge team while station at that base, which is located not far from Detroit. He signed with the Gems in the NBL, but was released on December 6, 1946.

He was married to Edith Papineau (1910-1979) and had two children.

Sometimes his name is spelled "Waddel".

Source:
Warren (PA) Times Mirror, January 4, 1937
Detroit Free Press, May 15, 1938
Detroit Free Press, December 11, 1938
Detroit Free Press, October 6, 1940
Detroit Free Press, December 9, 1940
Detroit Free Press, February 21, 1943
Detroit Free Press, January 3, 1946

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/w/waddeva01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=waddeva01