Monday, April 17, 2017

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/

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