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/

Doc Scofield

William Fletcher "Doc" Scofield


Born:
May 2, 1910
Columbus, IN

Died:
January, 1987
Columbus, IN


Career
1931-32 Olsen's Terrible Swedes (Independent)
1933-34 Reliance - Indiana (Independent)
1934-35 New Albany CCC (Independent)
1934-35 Reliance - Indiana (Independent)
1935-36 Columbus AllStars - Indiana (Independent)
1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tire (MBC)

Doc's brother Joe also played with him on the Swedes.

He married Josephine Dale in 1931 and they had one son before their divorce in 1935. He later remarried to Ethel Scott.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/doc-scofield/

Bill Sadler

William Jefferson Sadler


Born:
February 10, 1910
Martinsville, IN

Died:
February 28, 1988
Hixson, TN


Career
1931-32 Central Normal - Danville, IN (College)
1932-33 Central Normal - Danville, IN (College)
1933-34 Central Normal - Danville, IN (College)
1935-36 Noblitt-Sparks - Columbus, IN (AAU)
1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tire (MBC)

Mistakingly indentified as William Joseph Sadler (1916-1979) in some places. This would have made him 16 years old as a sophomore in college, and 13 as a high school junior. There is a different William J. Sadler who is from Martinsville and is the right age.

He married Garnet Lane in 1936.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bill-sadler/

Rowlands

Rowlands


Born:



Died:




Career
1936-37 Dayton London Bobbies (MBC)

Possibly could be Bobbie Rowlands (Robert O. Rowlands 1912-1975), who played semi-pro baseball in Richmond, Indiana with the Richmond Kautskys in 1937.


Source:



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

Bob Preusse

Robert Ernest Preusse


Born:
February 21, 1910
New Jersey

Died:
July 26, 1973
Fort Sam Houston, TX


Career
1927-28 South High School - Akron, Ohio (High School)
1933-34 University of Akron (College)
1934-35 Akron Goodyear (AAU)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear (AAU)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear (MBC)

Preusse went to Akron South High School and then went to UA to study engineering. Despite his height of 6'5, he did not play basketball until his senior year in high school, and was playing intramural hoop at Akron when he finally made the varsity team as a senior. After working for Goodyear, he served in the army during World War 2 and the Korean War. He died in 1973.

He and his wife, Mary Ellen, had three sons.

Source:
Akron Beacon Journal, November 22, 1933


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bob-preusse/

Jim Prather

James Marvin Prather


Born:
March 5, 1916
Martinsville, IN

Died:
September 22, 1988
Martinsville, IN


Career
1932-33 Arsenal Technical - Indiana (High School)
1933-34 Arsenal Technical - Indiana (High School)
1935-36 Columbus Bulldogs - Indiana (Independent)
1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tire (MBC)

A high school teammate of Leroy Edwards, Prather played some pro basketball in Indiana before a carpenter. He died in 1988 following a lengthy illness.

He married Margaret Lewis (1925-1978) and they had three sons and three daughters.


Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/jim-prather/

Joe Popeko

Joseph William Popeko
(later went by the name Joseph Pope)


Born:
March 20, 1910
Benton, IL

Died:
November 16, 1987
Albany, GA


Career
1926-27 Garfield High School - Ohio (High School)
1927-28 Garfield High School - Ohio (High School)
1928-29 Garfield High School - Ohio (High School)
1929-30 Ohio State University (College) Freshmen
1933-34 Mercer University - Georgia (College)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear (MBC)

Born to Lithuanian immigrants Alex and Magdelina Popeko, Joe and the family moved to Akron in the 1920's. He worked for many years at Goodyear, and in the 1960's, moved to Georgia.

He was married to Rose (d. 1985).

Source:
Akron Beacon Journal, May 25, 1934
Akron Beacon Journal, November 19, 1987


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/joe-popeko/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elmer Paul

Elmer Paul


Born:
September 8, 1905??


Died:
January 5, 1976 ??



Career
(High School)
1923-24 Butler University ?? (College)
1933-34 Fort Wayne General Electrics (Independent)
1934-35 Fort Wayne General Electrics (Independent)
1935-36 Fort Wayne General Electrics (Independent)
1936-37 Fort Wayne General Electrics (MBC)

Bradford, OH

Not sure that the guy identified by ProBasketballEncyclopedia is the right guy.

Another option is Elmer Paul (1911-1964) who lived in Indy for a while and was an Indiana state trooper.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/elmer-paul/

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Curley Owen

Carroll Henry "Curley" Owen


Born:
April 4, 1915
Boaz, AL

Died:
September 26, 1995
Columbus, OH


Career
1931-32 Columbus North High School - Ohio (High School)
1933-34 Ohio State University (College)
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supplies (MBC)

Article in the Daily Times refers to a high school basketball player, Curley Owen, who was selected 2nd team All-District. Same article gives us his real name, Carroll. Found a Carroll Owen residing in Columbus that is the right age. Looks like a good match.

Born to John and Bertie Owen, the family moved from Alabama to Ohio sometime in the 1920's.

Source:
Daily Times (New Philadelphia, Ohio), March 21, 1932


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/curley-owen/

Johnny Miklozek

John Edmund Miklozek


Born:
September 15, 1912
Terre Haute, IN

Died:
October 12, 1982
Indianapolis, IN


Career
1933-34 Indiana State University (College)
1934-35 Indiana State University (College)
1935-36 Indiana State University (College)
1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys (MBC)

Born to Stina and Nellie Miklozek, Miklozek went to ISU, and played briefly with the Kautskys while on his way to becoming a physician, going to med school at Indiana. Dr. Miklozek died in 1982.

John and his wife had at least two sons, Jack and Mark.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/johnny-miklozek/

Harry Mead

Harry Louis Mead, Jr.


Born:
August 4, 1912
Springfield (?), OH

Died:
May 19, 1974
Missouri


Career
1933-34 Augustana College - Illinois (College)
1934-35 Augustana College - Illinois (College)
1935-36 Augustana College - Illinois (College)
1935-36 Kalamazoo Gazettes (Independent)
1936-37 Chicago Duffy Florals (MBC)
1937-38 Moline Turners (AAU)
1938-39 Moline Turners (AAU)

Born in Ohio, (the family lived in Springfield at the time of his birth), the Mead family moved to Maywood, Illinois, where Harry grew up. The 6'10 center starred on the hardcourt at Augustana College and played professional basketball around Illinois for a few years.

Mead married to Marjorie Szekely, whom he met at Augustana, and they had two sons and a daughter.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-mead/

Larry McAfee

Lawrence R. McAfee


Born:
August 3, 1910
Dayton, OH ??

Died:
February 8, 1992
Dayton, OH


Career
1930-31 Wittenberg College (College)
1931-32 Wittenberg College (College)
1932-33 Wittenberg College (College)
1933-34 Dayton Collegians (Independent)
1934-35 Dayton York Supplies (Independent)
1935-36 Dayton Pros (Independent)
1936-37 Dayton London Bobbies (MBC)

Hometown is Dayton, Ohio.



Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/larry-mcafee/

Phil Liehr

Philip Winfield Liehr, Jr.


Born:
October 8, 1914
Indianapolis, IN

Died:
January 12, 1999
Indianapolis, IN


Career
1929-30 Technical High School - Indianapolis (High School)
1930-31 Technical High School - Indianapolis (High School)
1931-32 Technical High School - Indianapolis (High School)
1934-35 Indiana University (College) Freshmen
1935-36 Indiana University (College)
1936-37 Dayton London Bobbies (MBC)

Born in Indianapolis to Philip Sr. and Grace Liehr, Liehr was an all-Indiana player at Tech. He played at IU as a freshman and sophomore.

Liehr owned and operated an insurance company until his retirement in 1980.

He married Janice Brandt in 1936 and they had one son.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/phil-liehr/

Monday, April 17, 2017

Al Lauchiksis

Albert E. Lauchiskis


Born:
December 6, 1914
Illinois

Died:
December 20, 1982



Career
1933-34 Armour Institute of Technology - Chicago (College)
1934-35 Armour Institute of Technology - Chicago (College)
1935-36 Shumacher Shoes - Akron (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Backer Jewelers (Independent)

Born to Joseph and Anna Lauchiskis

Albert married Frances in 1936

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/al-lauchiskis/

Austin Lambert

Elzie Austin "Red" "E.A." Lambert


Born:
November 13, 1912
Monrovia, IN

Died:
March 6, 1974
Williamsport, IN


Career
1928-29 Monrovia High School - Indiana (High School)
1929-30 Monrovia High School - Indiana (High School)
1933-34 Purdue University (College)
1934-35 Purdue University (College)
1935-36 Purdue University (College)
1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys (MBC)
1937-38 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Assistant coach
1938-39 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1941-42 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1942-43 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach 
1943-44 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1944-45 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1945-46 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1947-48 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1948-49 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach 
1951-52 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach 
1953-54 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach
1954-5 Attica High School - Indiana (High School) Head coach 

Born to Grover and Lucie Lambert, Austin grew up in Hall, Indiana, and went to school at Purdue. After graduating from Purdue, he taught one year at Boswell HIgh School before moving over to Attica. He coached the basketball team for 17 seasons, and taught agriculture and biology until his death in 1974 of a heart attack.

Austin married Marjorie Eldridge (1917-1996) and they had one son and two daughters.



Source:
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN), March 7, 1974


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/austin-lambert/

Toy Jones

Toy William Jones


Born:
March 5, 1911
Indiana

Died:
October 10, 1981
Fort Wayne, IN


Career
1927-28 Peru High School - Indiana (High School)
1928-29 Peru High School - Indiana (High School)
1929-30 Peru High School - Indiana (High School)
1930-31 Peru High School - Indiana (High School)
1933-34 Butler University (College)
1934-35 Butler University (College)
1935-36 Butler University (College)
1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tire (MBC)

Toy played basketball and ran track at Peru HS, and attended Butler afterwards.

Toy married Loraine Long (1911-1990)

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/toy-jones/

Manny Hyatt

Mansfield Sharpe Hyatt


Born:
December 17, 1916
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
December 10, 1986
Pittsburgh, PA


Career
1932-33 Schenley High School - Pittsburgh (High School)
1934-35 Braddock Big Five (Independent)
1935-36 Pittsburgh Preps (Independent)
1935-36 Pittsburgh University (College) Freshmen
1936-37 Warren Penns (MBC)
1937-38 East Liverpool (AAU)
1938-39 Hyatt Big Five - Pittsburgh (Independent)
1939-40 Elmira (NYSL)
1941-42 Pittsburgh Republicans (Pittsburgh Municpal)
1942-43 Pittsburgh Corbetts (Independent)
1943-44 Pittsburgh Corbetts (Independent)
1945-46 Pittsburgh Raiders (Independent)
1946-47 Pittsburgh Leslies (Independent)
1947-48 Pittsburgh Gunners (AAL) Manager
1947-48 Zanesville Pioneers (AAL) Player / coach


Served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

Manny's brother Art Hyatt played with him on various teams,.Their older brother Charley was also a basketball player of high reputation. Manny played pro basketball around the Pennsylvania and Ohio for many years, and as a player for the Warren Penns, he quit the team in January of 1937 and returned to Pittsburgh. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, Hyatt owned the Pittsburgh Raiders and had been the president of the Oshkosh AllStars in the NBL. He was to be the manager for the Pittsburgh Gunners in the All-American League, but the team folded before the season began and he joined Zanesville as a player. He went on to work as a business manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, and later as an automoblie salesman and a truck fleet manager. He died of a heart attack in 1986.

He was married to June and had one daughter, Jacqueline.

Source:
Warren Times Mirror, January 6, 1937
Cumberland Evening Times, November 11, 1947
Obituary, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 12, 1986


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/manny-hyatt/

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cliff Hutzley

Clifford Z. Hutzley


Born:
August 29, 1911
Canal Zone, Panama

Died:
November 14, 1983
Ocean City, NJ


Career
1930-31 Beaver Falls High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1931-32 Beaver Falls High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1932-33 Geneva College - Pennsylvania (College)
1933-34 Geneva College - Pennsylvania (College)
1934-35 Geneva College - Pennsylvania (College)
1935-36 Geneva College - Pennsylvania (College)
1936-37 Pittsburgh Y.M.H.A. (MBC)
Penn Athletic Club - Philadelphia (AAU)
1945-46 Long Branch High School - New Jersey (High school) Head coach
1946-47 Long Branch High School - New Jersey (High school) Head coach
1947-48 Long Branch High School - New Jersey (High school) Head coach
1948-49 Long Branch High School - New Jersey (High school) Head coach

Cliff graduated from Geneba college and played a little basketball while teaching high school in Pennsylvania. He later moved to New Jersey and took a job at Long Branch HS. After teaching and coaching at Long Branch, he moved to Fort Monmouth as an education specialist until retiring in 1976.

He married Josephine Leech (d.1977) and they had two sons and a daughter. He remarried to Eleanor  Leaycraft Sculthorpe.

Source:
Asbury Park Press, November 12, 1945
Asbury Park Press, November 15, 1983


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/cliff-hutzley/

Lou Harmon

Louis Anthony Harmon, Jr.


Born:
September 11, 1910
Renesselaer, IN

Died:
January 3, 1976
Livonia, MI


Career
1933-34 Purdue University (College)
1934-35 Shumaker Shoes - Akron (Independent)
1935-36 Shumaker Shoes - Akron (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear (MBC)

Born in Indiana to Louis and Rose Harmon, Lou grew up in Gary, Indiana. Harmon played pro basketball for Goodyear. After living in Akron, where he got married, he got a job with Ford Motor Company and moved to the Detroit area.

Lou's brother was Tom Harmon, who was a football star at the University of Michigan and later played in the NFL.

He married Agnes McGarry in 1940 and they had two sons and a daughter.


Source:
Detroit Free Press, January 5, 1976


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/lou-harmon/

Grove

Grove


Born:



Died:




Career
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supply (MBC)





Source:



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

Howard Ginaven

Howard Leroy Ginaven


Born:
August 1, 1910
Springfield, OH

Died:
September 29, 2005
Bradenton, FL


Career
1926-27 Springfield High School - Ohio (High School)
1927-28 Springfield High School - Ohio (High School)
1929-30 Ohio Wesleyan (College)
1930-31 Ohio Wesleyan (College)
1931-32 Ohio Wesleyan (College)
1933-34 Cleveland Pennzoils (Independent)
1934-35 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear (MBC)

Born to Harry And Elenora Ginaven, Howard graduated from Ohio Wesleyan (playing football and basketball) and took employment at Goodyear, playing basketball on their industrial team. He worked at Goodyear for 41 years, both in Akron and in England. He retired to Florida, where he died in 2005.

He was married to Marjorie and they had three sons and a daughter.

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/howard-ginaven/

Sam Forscey

Samuel Chester Forscey


Born:
August 7, 1912
Jamestown (?), NY

Died:
January 6, 1994
Hillsborough, FL


Career
1934-35 Jamestown Lewis Collins 5 (Independent)
1935-36 Jamestown Schroeders (Independent)
1936-37 Warren Oilers (MBC)
1938-39 Jamestown (AAU)

Forscey also played semi-pro baseball in Warren.

Sam was married to Virginia Thomas (1918-1976).

Source:
Warren Times Mirror, January 6, 1937


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/sam-forscey/

Prexy Ervin

Harold A. "Prexy" Ervin


Born:
June 7, 1906
Fayette, OH

Died:
March 1, 2000
Springfield, OH


Career
1928-29 Ohio State University (College)
1929-30 Ohio State University (College)
1930-31 Ohio State University (College)
1934-35 Coshocton Bullseyes (Independent)
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supply (MBC)
1938-39 Hadley - Springfield, Ohio (Independent)

Ervin was born in Fayette, Ohio and grew up South Vienna, a town between Dayton and Columbus.


Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/prexy-ervin/

Moe Dublier

Morris Dublier


Born:
February 20, 1915
Jersey City, NJ

Died:
April 22, 2003
Miami, OH


Career
1934-35 John Marshall University - New Jersey (College)
1935-36 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1936-37 New Jersey Jewels (ABL)
1936-37 Detroit Altes Lager (MBC)
1936-37 Freeland (PSL)
1936-37 Nanticoke (PSL)
1937-38 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1937-38 Plymouth (NYPA)
1937-38 Larksville (NYPA)
1937-38 Myserstown (TCL)
1938-39 Tory Haymakers (ABL)
1938-39 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1938-39 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1938-39 New York Yankees (Independent)  
1939-40 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1939-40 Washington Brewers (ABL)  
1939-40 Original Celtics (Independent)  
1940-41 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1940-41 Rochester Seagrams (Independent)
1941-42 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1941-42 Troy (NYSL)
1941-42 New London (CSL)
1941-42 Original Celtics (Independent)  
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1942-43 Brooklyn Indians (ABL) 
1942-43 New York Celtics (Independent)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1945-46 Honesdale (PSL)
1945-46 Larksville (PSL)
1945-46 Hartford (NEL)
1946-47 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL)
1947-48 Jersey City Atoms (ABL) 

From Jersey City, New Jersey, Dublier was a popular basketball player throughout the Atlantic states for many years. He also played pro football with the New York Yankees of the American Football League in 1936. Moe served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.



Source:
http://www.oldestlivingprofootball.com/morrismoedubilier.htm


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/moe-dublier/

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ray Dickerson

Ray Cletus Dickerson


Born:
June 15, 1908
Keota, OK

Died:
April 9, 1993



Career
NE Oklahoma / Tahlequah (College) ??
1928-29 Olson's Terrible Swedes (Indepedent)
1929-30 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1929-30 Olson's Terrible Swedes (Indepedent)
1930-31 Olson's Terrible Swedes (Indepedent)
1932-33 Akron Firestone (NPBL)
1933-34 Ritz Pennsylvanians (Independent)
1934-35 Akron Firestone (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Firestone (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Firestone (MBC)

Dickerson grew up in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Ray was married to Vera Salome

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/ray-dickerson/

Dan Davies

Walter Daniel "Dan" Davies


Born:
June 8, 1912
Columbus, OH

Died:
April 30, 1991
Lexington, TN


Career
1931-32 Denison College - Ohio (College)
1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supplies (MBC)

Davies played football and basketball at Denison.

He married Kathleen Austin (1917-1990)

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/dan-davies/

Ralph Crowton

Ralph Ernest Crowton

Born:
August 2, 1916
Salt Lake City, UT

Died:
October 11, 2010
Ogden, UT


Career
1933-34 Granite High School - Utah (High School)
1934-35 Brigham Young University (College) Freshmen
1935-36 Brigham Young University (College) 
1936-37 Akron Goodyear Regulars (MBC)
1936-37 Salt Lake City Goodyear (Independent)
1937-38 Salt Lake City Eckers (AAU)
1938-39 Brigham Young University (College) 
1939-40 Provo Lions (AAU) 
1939-40 Salt Lake City Eckers (AAU) 
1941-42 World Boosters - Wyoming (AAU)
1942-43 Salt Lake City Sherriffs (AAU)
1943-44 Salt Lake City Sherriffs (AAU)
1944-45 Salt Lake City Eckers (AAU) 
1944-45 Idaho Simplots (AAU)
1945-46 Salt Lake City Sherriffs (AAU)
1945-46 Salt Lake City Rudy and Headlund (AAU)
1946-47 Hollywood (ABL) 
1946-47 Los Angeles (ABL) 


He started employment with Goodyear, and later worked for the SLC Sherriff Department and 20th Century Fox before moving on to teach and coach in the Weber School District, and retired in 1978.

He married Ruth Giles in 1938 and they had two daughters and one son.

Source:
Grave and Obituary


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/ralph-crowton/

Blackie Conrad

Frederick Brown "Blackie" Conrad


Born:
October 5, 1911
Wooster, OH

Died:
March 3, 1988
Topeka, KS


Career
1927-28 Wooster High School - Ohio (High School)
1928-29 Wooster High School - Ohio (High School)
1929-30 Wooster High School - Ohio (High School)
1931-32 Ohio State University (College)
1932-33 Ohio State University (College)
1933-34 Ohio State University (College)
1933-34 Canton Stark Marbles (Independent)
1934-35 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear Regulars (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1940-41 Maney's Maniacs (Independent)

At Wooster HS, Conrad played football, basketball and baseball, and also ran track. Graduating after being all-Ohio at OSU, Conrad took a job at Goodyear, where he worked as well as played on the industrial athletic teams.

He married Lucille Wilcox in 1933

Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/blackie-conrad/

Joe Clinton

Martin Joseph "Joe" Clinton

Born:
March 7, 1917
Detroit, MI

Died:
June 22, 1980
Detroit, MI


Career
1933-34 St. Theresa High School - Detroit (High School)
1934-35 St. Theresa High School - Detroit (High School)
1935-36 St. Theresa High School - Detroit (High School)
1936-37 Detroit Altes Lagers (MBC)
1936-37 University of Detroit (College) - Freshmen

Clinton was a star quarterback at St Theresa as well as a star on the basketball court, and signed to play with the Lagers in January of 1937. He went to the University of Detroit, playing basketball and football as a freshmen, and later furthered his education at the University of Michigan. He worked for Wayne county as a counselor and also coached kids in football, basketball and baseball for many years.

He and his wife Margaret had five daughters and two sons.

Source:
Detroit Free Press, January 17, 1937
Detroit Free Press, June 24, 1980

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/joe-clinton/

Shang Chadwick

Maurice Wilson "Shang" Chadwick


Born:
June 9, 1901
New Richmond, IN

Died:
October 3, 1973
Millersberg, OH


Career
1919-20 Crawfordsville High School - Indiana (High School)
1922-23 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1923-24 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1924-25 Wabash College - Indiana (College)
1925-26 New York Original Celtics (Independent)
1925-26 Fort Wayne Caseys (ABL)
1926-27 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1927-28 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1928-29 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL) 
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL)
1930-31 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL) 
1931-32 Toledo Red Men (Independent)
1932-33 Akron Firestones (Independent)
1933-34 Akron Firestones (Independent)
1934-35 Akron Firestone (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Firestone (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Firestone (MBC)

Chadwick was a star player at Wabash College and played with Fort Wayne for six years. He took a job with Firestone in 1932 and also played on their basketball team through 1937 when he quit the game. He stayed employed at Firestone in 1946 when he co-founded his own companny, Rice-Chadwick Rubber Company, and retired in 1961.

He was married to Evelyn Bales (1908-1983) and they had one daughter.

Source:
Akron Beacon Journal October 9, 1973


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/shang-chadwick/

George Butler

George Butler


Born:



Died:




Career
1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys (MBC)



Pro Basketball Encyclopedia has him listed as George Butler (1920-1994), but it doesn't fit. That George Butler went to Decatur HS, graduating in 1938. I doubt he played professionally for Kautskys at age 16 while still in high school. That George Butler went to Butler after World War 2, but played baseball and not basketball.



Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/george-butler/

Roscoe Batts

Roscoe William Batts


Born:
April 11, 1914
Scircleville, IN

Died:
July 7, 2002
Los Gatos, CA


Career
1931-32 Scircleville High School - Indiana (High School)
1933-34 Butler University (College)
1934-35 Butler University (College)
1935-36 Butler University (College)
1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tire (MBC)

Born to Arthur and Eva Batts, Roscoe played baseball, football and basketball at Butler. After Butler, and playing for a season for U.S. Tire, Batts went to law school at Indiana University. He moved to Chicago and later California. Batts worked for International Havester, retiring in 1976.

He married Helen Behmer (1913-1995) in 1939 and they had a son and a daughter.

Source:
Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2002


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/roscoe-batts/

Johnny Allen

John Allen


Born:



Died:




Career
1936-37 Detroit Altes Lagers (MBC)

Not much to be found. Very common name.



Source:



Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/johnny-allen/

Saturday, April 8, 2017

1936-37 Whiting Ciesar All-Americans (MBC)

1936-37 WHITING CIESAR ALL-AMERICANS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 3-5 .375, 4th place

  • Head Coach: "Whitey" Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Tony Carp (May 2, 1911 - May 1960)
Biography

  • Bill Haarlow (May 5, 1913 - November 21, 2003)
Biography

  • Vince McGowan (August 13, 1913 - April 4, 1982)
Biography

  • Joe Reiff (June 5, 1911 - February 9, 1988)
Biography

  • Swede Roos (August 8, 1913 - January 30, 1979)
Biography

  • Will Senchak (June 18, 1913 - June 27, 1995)
Biography

  • Joe Sotak (February 9, 1914 - December 11, 2007)
Biography

  • Joe Stack (November 5, 1912 - October 1954 )
Biography

  • Whitey Wickhorst (November 1, 1904 - October 24, 1992)

1936-37 Warren Oilers (MBC)

1936-37 WARREN OILERS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
Finished: 8-6 .571, 3rd place

  • Head Coach: Gerald Archibald (August 22, 1907 - November 25, 1990) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Gerald Archibald (August 22, 1907 - November 25, 1990)
Biography

  • Sam Forscey (August 7, 1912 - January 6, 1994)
Biography

  • Bill Holland (April 10, 1914 - February 26, 2000)
Biography

  • Manny Hyatt (December 17, 1916 - December 10, 1986)
Biography

  • Joseph Leson (August 24, 1912  - April 3, 1967)
Biography

  • Frank Maury
Biography

  • John Pawk (December 23, 1910 - December 28, 2004)
Biography

  • Walter Stankey (February 25, 1911 - March 1978)
Biography

1936-37 Pittsburgh Y.M.H.A. (MBC)

1936-37 PITTSBURGH Y.M.H.A.
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
Finished: 2-9 .182, 6th place


  • Head Coach: Harry Menzek (  - )  
I don't find anyone by that name, but there was a Harry Menzel in Pittsburgh area around that time, born in 1897, died in 1975.

PLAYERS: 

  • Ganzy Benedict (November 29, 1905 - October 12, 1995)
Biography

  • Irving Brenner (May 31, 1913 - January 20, 1991)
Biography

  • Claire Cribbs (August 13, 1912 - September 14, 1985)
Biography

  • Art Feldman (October 18, 1912 - December 14, 2004)
Biography

  • Hyman Ginsburg (March 23, 1914 - March 2, 1986)
Biography

  • Cliff Hutzley (August 29, 1911 - November 14, 1983)
Biography

  • Art Hyatt (June 29, 1912 - January 3, 1991)
Biography

  • Stub Jacobson
Biography

  • Donald "Dudey" Moore (April 5, 1910 - April 8, 1984)
Biography

  • Martin Reiter (August 25, 1911 - February 6, 1986)
Biography

  • Red Silverman (October 15, 1910 - January 29, 1997)
Biography

  • Joe Stydahar (March 17, 1912 - March 23, 1977)
Biography

1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tire (MBC)

1936-37 INDIANAPOLIS U.S. TIRE
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 3-9 .250, 6th place

  • Head Coach: Lefty Evans (June 29, 1901 - January 6, 1970)
PLAYERS: 
  • Roscoe Batts (April 11, 1914 - July 7, 2002)
Biography

  • Bud Coffin (March 8, 1911 - August 2, 1974)
Biography

  • Toy Jones (March 5, 1911 - October 10, 1981)
Biography

  • Jim Prather (March 5, 1916 - September 22, 1988)
Biography

  • Bill Sadler (February 10, 1910 - February 28, 1988)
Biography

  • Bill Schrader (May 14, 1910 - October 1968)
Biography

  • Doc Scofield (May 2, 1910 - January 1987)
Biography

  • Sally Suddith (December 26, 1910 - September 14, 1984)
Biography

  • Harlan Wilson (February 3, 1914 - August 3, 1988)
Biography

  • Bob Yohler (August 20, 1908 - November 12, 1965)
Biography

1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys (MBC)

1936-37 INDIANAPOLIS KAUTSKYS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 2-5 .286, 5th place

  • Head Coach: Frank Kautsky (October 22, 1888 - October 11, 1959)
PLAYERS: 
  • Frank Baird (April 10, 1912 - March 20, 2007)
Biography

  • Herm Bottema (April 11, 1912 - June 6, 2002)
Biography

  • George Butler  
Biography

  • George Chestnut (September 27, 1911 - September 18, 1983)
Biography

  • Bob Kessler (November 25, 1914 - September 5, 2001)
Biography

  • Austin Lambert (November 13, 1912 - March 6, 1974)
Biography

  • Johnny Miklozek (September 15, 1912 - October 12, 1982)
Biography

  • Searle Proffitt (October 26, 1911 - February 13, 1996)
Biography

  • Marvin Stout (August 6, 1915 - December 12, 1991)
Biography

  • John Wooden (October 14, 1910 - June 4, 2010)
Biography

1936-37 Fort Wayne General Electrics (MBC)

1936-37 FORT WAYNE GENERAL ELECTRICS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 6-6 .500, 2nd place

Western Division Finals - Defeated Dayton, 2-1
Championship - Lost to Akron Goodyear, 2-0



  • Head Coach: Ray Lindemuth (October 17, 1894 - December, 1974) 

PLAYERS: 
  • Willie Adams (October 2, 1911 - September 30, 1992)
Biography

  • Scott Armstrong (October 12, 1913 - August 20, 1997)
Biography

  • Byron Evard (March 27, 1908 - December 22, 1983)
Biography

  • Ife Holmes (August 15, 1905 - January 27, 1985)
Biography

  • Bud Lindberg (December 8, 1911 - February 1, 1988)
Biography

  • Elmer Paul (September 8, 1905 - January 5, 1976)
Biography

  • Bart Quinn (February 19, 1917 - March 3, 2013)
Biography

  • Preston Slack (December 28, 1908 - January 25, 1993)
Biography

1936-37 Detroit Altes Lagers (MBC)

1936-37 DETROIT ALTES LAGERS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 2-8 .200, 5th place


  • Head coach: Cincy Sachs (April 1, 1902 - December 19, 1973)

PLAYERS: 
  • Johnny Allen  
Biography

  • Norm Borton (October 28, 1910 - September 25, 1999)
Biography

  • Joe Clinton (March 7, 1917 - June 22, 1980)
Biography

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

  • Carl Gussin (April 25, 1909 ?? - May 31, 1963)
Biography

  • Harold McCammon (April 16, 1911 - June 25, 1969)
Biography

  • Vaughn Waddell (September 29, 1910 - March 7, 1980)
Biography

  • Edward Wisbar (May 3, 1916 - April 9, 1967)
Biography

  • Frank Worzniak (November 26, 1912 - January 17, 2014)
Biography

1936-37 Dayton London Bobbies (MBC)

1936-37 DAYTON LONDON BOBBIES
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 8-6 .571, 1st place

Western Division Finals - Lost to Fort Wayne, 2-1


  • Head coach: Bob McConachie (May 11, 1905 - August 28, 1976)

PLAYERS: 
  • Carl Austing (April 25, 1910 - March 25, 1992)
Biography


  •  Robert Colburn (March 23, 1911 - February 3, 2001)
Biography

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

  • Wilmer Hosket (February 19, 1911 - December 29, 1956)
Biography

  • Phil Liehr (October 8, 1914 - January 12, 1999)
Biography


  • Larry McAfee (August 3, 1910 - February 8, 1992)
Biography 

  • Gene Mechling (March 24, 1909 - January 26, 1975)
Biography

  • Bud Moodler (September 21, 1912 - August 7, 1977)
Biography

  • Max Padlow (August 15, 1912 - August 17, 1971)
Biography

  • Rowlands 
Biography 

  • Leo Sack (May 18, 1914 - January 2, 1987)
Biography

  • Stemki 
Biography

  • Ernie Talos (December 23, 1913 - March 24, 1999)
Biography 

  • Norman Wagner (February 5, 1912 - April 22, 1998)
Biography

  • Socko Wiethe (October 17, 1912 - May 3, 1989)
Biography

1936-37 Columbus Athletic Supply (MBC)

1936-37 COLUMBUS ATHLETIC SUPPLY
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 6-5 .545, 4th place


  • Head Coach: Fred Wile (November 21, 1896 - January 3, 1983)
PLAYERS: 
  • Dan Davies (June 8, 1912 - April 30, 1991)
Biography


  • Prexy Ervin (June 7, 1906 - March 1, 2000)
Biography

  • Grove  
Biography 

  • Wilmer Hosket (February 19, 1911 - December 29, 1956)
Biography

  • Herb Hutchisson (April 19, 1915 - August 14, 1968)
Biography

  • Bud Moodler (September 21, 1912 - August 7, 1977)
Biography

  • Curley Owen (April 4, 1915 - September 26, 1995)
Biography 

  • Max Padlow (August 15, 1912 - August 17, 1971)
Biography

  • Elwood Pitzer (November 3, 1910 - August 22, 2001)
Biography

  • Mel Shaw (December 21, 1902 - January 10, 1993)
Biography 

  • Howard Stammler (July 23, 1911 - June 6, 1977)
Biography

  • Clovis Stark (October 6, 1914 - April 25, 2001)
Biography

  • Jack Stewart (May 30, 1904 - November 20, 1961)
Biography

  • Ernie Talos (December 23, 1913 - March 24, 1999)
Biography 

  • George Van Heyde (December 21, 1906 - June 2, 1983)
Biography 

  • Warren Whitlinger (April 4, 1914-April 30, 2012)
Biography

1936-37 Chicago Duffy Florals (MBC)

1936-37 CHICAGO DUFFY FLORALS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Western Division
Finished: 4-7 .364, 3rd place

  • Head Coach: Johnny Ivers (September 2, 1909 - October 10, 1970) Also played. See below.
  •  

PLAYERS:  
  • Ray Adams (September 28, 1912 - August 26, 1992)
Biography

  • Johnny Ivers (September 2, 1909 - October 10, 1970)
Biography

  • Eddie Kolar (April 30, 1909 - March 5, 1988)
Biography

  • Otto Kolar (December 6, 1911 - April 10, 1995)
Biography

  • Harry Lucas    
Biography

  • Harry Mead (August 4, 1912 - May 19, 1974)
Biography


Vic Yanze
H. Young
  • Willis Young (October 27, 1911 - April 3, 1981)
Biography

1936-37 Akron Goodyear Regulars (MBC)

1936-37 AKRON GOODYEAR REGULARS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
Finished: 16-2 .875, 1st place

Eastern Division Championship - Defeated Akron Non-Skids, 2-0 
MBC Championship - Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0


  • Head Coach: Cliff "Lefty" Byers (September 6, 1905 – May 25, 2000)

PLAYERS: 
  • Charles Bloedorn (May 28, 1912 - May 20, 1998)
Biography

  • Blackie Conrad (October 5, 1911 - March 3, 1988)
Biography

  • Robert Cope (September 3, 1911 - June 16, 1995)
Biography

  • Ralph Crowton (August 2, 1916 - October 11, 2010)
Biography


  • Howard Ginaven (August 1, 1910 - September 29, 2005)
Biography


  • Lou Harmon (September 11, 1910 - January 3, 1976)
Biography


  • Al Lauchiskis (December 6, 1914 - December 20, 1982)
Biography

  • Raymond Morstadt (March 10, 1913 - July 5, 1965)
Biography

  • Russell Ochsenhirt (April 16, 1912 - October 4, 2002)
Biography

  • Joe Popeko (March 20, 1910 - November 16, 1987)
Biography

  • Bob Preusse (February 21, 1910 - July 26, 1973)
Biography

  • Malcolm Rush (April 2, 1909 - January 1, 1989)
Biography

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

  • Chelso Tamagno (March 20, 1912 - April 15, 1986)
Biography

Melvin Windland

1936-37 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (MBC)

1936-37 AKRON FIRESTONE NON-SKIDS
MIDWEST BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
Finished: 13-5 .722, 2nd place

Semi-finals - Lost to Akron Goodyear, 2-0


  • Head Coach: Paul Sheeks (October 18, 1889 – September 17, 1968) 

Known as "Pepper," Sheeks was an Akron-area athlete, playing for Akron in the NFL in 1922 and '23. He played college football and basketball at the University of South Dakota. 

PLAYERS: 
  • Wes Bennett (March 31, 1913 - August 20, 2002)
Biography

  • Bernie Berens (February 26, 1913 - May 29, 1979)
Biography

  • Soup Cable (April 4, 1913-February 19, 1995)
Biography

  • Shang Chadwick (June 9, 1901 - October 3, 1973)
Biography

  • Ray Dickerson (June 15, 1908 - April 9, 1993)
Biography

  • Ed Garner (March 27, 1911 - October 9, 1997)
Biography

  • Ward Myers (April 19, 1908 - April 6, 1987)
Biography

  • Bill Reeves (December 5, 1904-December 6, 1983)
Biography

  • Jack Shaffer (c.1908 - June 17, 1963)
Biography

  • Milas Shoun (October 4, 1904 - October 10, 1983)
Biography

  • Paul Tobin (November 23, 1909-September 6, 2003)
Biography
Thomas Joseph and Annie Elizabeth Tobin


Friday, April 7, 2017

Bob Yohler

Robert J. Yohler


Born:
August 20, 1908
Muncie, IN

Died:
November 12, 1965
Muncie, IN


Career
1927-28 Muncie Central High School - Indiana (High School)
1929-30 Yorktown Merchants (Independent)
1930-31 Muncie Independents (Independent)
1931-32 Muncie Whys (Independent)
1932-33 Muncie Whys (NPBL)
1933-34 Indianapolis Flanner - Buchana (Independent)
1934-35 Indianapolis U.S. Tires (Independent)
1935-36 Indianapolis U.S. Tires (MBC)
1936-37 Indianapolis U.S. Tires (MBC)

Yohler was a basketball player on the Muncie High School State Championship team in 1928, and he was also a champion golfer. He played pro basketball for a while, and was working at Marhoeffer Meat Packing when he died in 1965.

Bob and his wife (1907-1965) had no children.

Source:
Anderson (Indiana) Herald, November 14, 1965
Grave and Obit

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/bob-yohler/

Frank Worzniak

Frank Melvin Worzniak
(played professional baseball as Frank Ware)


Born:
November 26, 1912
Pennsylvania

Died:
January 17, 2014
Harper Woods, MI


Career
1930-31 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School)
1931-32 Michigan Normal - Ypsilanti (College) Freshmen
1931-32 Progressive 100 - Detroit (Independent)
1932-33 M.J. Baker - Detroit (Independent)
1932-33 Michigan Normal - Ypsilanti (College)
1934-35 Detroit Hed Aids (Independent)
1935-36 Detroit Hed Aids (MBC)
1935-36 Windsor Cooper Buses (MBC)
1936-37 Detroit Altes Lagers (MBC)
1937-38 Gibson (Detroit Basketball Association) 
1938-39 Michigan Normal - Ypsilanti (College)
1940-41 Sufferin - Detroit (Detroit Basketball Association)
1940-41 Michigan Normal - Ypsilanti (College) Head coach / player
1945-46 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1947-48 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1948-49 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1953-54 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1954-55 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1956-57 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1957-58 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1958-59 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1959-60 Hamtramck High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
 
Born in coal country in Pennsylvania, the Worzniak family moved to Detroit's Polish enclave, Hamtramack, in 1924. A talented athlete, Frank played baseball and basketball at a high level, being named captain to both sports teams at Hamtramck High School. Worzniak studied physical education at Michigan Normal (now Eastern Michigan University) and played for two seasons in the MBC. He left school and played pro basketball and minor league baseball (he played minor league baseball under the name Frank Ware), but returned to Normal to finish his education. He also served as the player coach one season. He entered the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and after the war went on to coach the basketball team at his hometown Hamtramck HS. He suffered from heart ailments and even suffered a heart attack in 1960 which eventually lead to his retirement from coaching.

Despite his heart issues, Frank lived to the age of 101, dying in 2014.

He was married to Jean Borowy in 1948 and they had one son and one daughter.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
http://www.ahpeters.com/obituary/Frank-Worzniak/Harper-Woods-MI/1333397

Source:
Detroit Free Press, December 8, 1938
Obituary, A.H. Peters Funeral Home


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/frank-worzniak-ware/