PLAYER PROFILE

ACE ABBOTT

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Ace (Goldstein) Abbott played on outstanding college teams for Nat Holman at CCNY in the mid-1930s. Goldstein was a solid colligate performer, but he played in the shadow of All-American teammate Bernie Fleigel. Goldstein’s pro career followed a similar pattern. In 1939-39, his rookie season, he quickly established himself as a starter on the ABL Jersey Reds. The team’s flashy stars Phil Rabin and Moe Sphan won most of the accolades, but Goldstein’s contributions were equally valuable. Mentally tough and physically strong, Goldstein remained one of the ABL’s best players for the next decade. He was a fine shooter, aggressive rebounder and tenacious defender. Prior to the 1943-44 season, Goldstein changed his last name to Abbott. Early in the 1945-46 Season, he was traded from Trenton to Baltimore. The Bullets had staggered out of the gate with only two wins in their first six games. Abbot’s arrival in Baltimore brought an increase in intensity and aggressiveness to the Bullets. Baltimore won twenty games and lost only nine during the remainder of the season and won the ABL title.

ACE ABBOTT Height: 6:02 Weight: 190 College: CCNY’38
Mark A. Goldstein Born: 1916 Died:    Oct 9, 1960 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1937-38 Jersey ABL 1 4 1 9 9.0
1938-39 Jersey ABL 32 71 37 179 5.6
1939-40 JerseyNewYork ABL 30 63 59 185 6.2
1940-41 New York ABL 29 88 23 199 6.9
1941-42 New YorkTrenton ABL 19 57 17 131 6.9
1941-42 Troy NYSL 10 25 31 81 8.1
1942-43 Trenton ABL 13 48 15 111 8.5
1943-44 Trenton ABL 25 51 32 134 5.4
1944-45 Trenton ABL 30 98 34 230 7.7
1945-46 TrentonBaltimore ABL 34 86 57 229 6.7
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 28 70 30 170 6.1
1947-48 Paterson-Jersey City ABL 12 21 32 74 6.2
1947-48 Westchester Whirlwinds Indep
Major League Totals 213 566 275 1407 6.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Jersey ABL 6 14 14 42 7.0
1939-40 NewYork ABL 7 15 10 40 5.7
1942-43 Trenton ABL 7 26 7 59 8.4
1944-45 Trenton ABL 3 10 9 29 9.7
1944-45 Newark WBT 1 5 3 4 .750 13 13.0
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 6 20 8 48 8.0
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 3 11 4 26 8.7
1946-47 Baltimore WBT 1 0 2 2 1.000 2 2.0
Major League Totals 31 90 53 233 7.5
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