PLAYER PROFILE

ALOIS GETZINGER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Alois Getzinger grew up in Trenton, New Jersey, a hotbed of turn of the century professional basketball. Getzinger attracted little attention during his first years of playing semi-professional basketball in Trenton. He earned the nickname of  the “human steamroller” because he was known more for his boundless energy and fierce determination than his athletic ability. Getzinger received his first opportunity to play against top level competition when he was signed for the 1903-04 season to play for Westfield in the Western Massachusetts Basketball League. The following season, Getzinger played for Lowell in the New England Basketball League where he was heavily influenced by the  coaching of  Toby Matthews, one of the best centers of the era. Getzinger’s growth as a player continued during  the season and half he spent playing independent basketball in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania  alongside Harry Hough and Charley O’Donnell, two consummate professionals.   Mid-season 1906-07, Getzinger signed to played for Mckeesport in the Central Basketball League where he remained for five seasons. By the time he entered the CBL, Getzinger had matured into one of the savviest centers in the game. Mckeesport won back to back CBL titles in 1910 an 1911 and demolished De Neri, the Eastern Basketball League champions in four straight games in the spring of 1911, in the first-ever series to determine the national professional championship. Getzinger signed for 1911-12 season to play for his hometown EBL Trenton team where  he remained a mainstay for the next six seasons.

 

ALOIS GETZINGER Height: 6:00 Weight: 170 College: None
Alois L. Getzinger Born:   Feb, 1883 Died: Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Aloysius L. Getzinger REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1900-01 Trenton Ideals Indep
1900-01 Trenton Non-Pareils Indep
1901-02 Trenton AC Indep
1902-03 Trenton AC Indep
1902-03 Trenton Grocers Indep
1903-04 Westfield WMBL 52 73 20 166 3.2
1903-04 Lowell NEBL 15 19 0 38 2.5
1904-05 LowellNew Bedford/Fall River NEBL 32 101 0 202 6.3
1905-06 Trenton PBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1905-06 Camden Indep
1905-06 Tamaqua Indep
1906-07 Tamaqua Indep
1906-07 McKeesport CBL 31 90 131 311 10.0
1907-08 McKeesport CBL 67 146 11 303 4.5
1908-09 McKeesport CBL 63 129 10 268 4.3
1909-10 McKeesport CBL 69 124 6 254 3.7
1910-11 McKeesport CBL 67 123 6 252 3.8
1911-12 TrentonKingston HRL 7 7 9 23 3.3
1911-12 Trenton EBL 43 71 2 144 3.3
1912-13 Trenton EBL 40 52 11 16 115 2.9
1913-14 Trenton EBL 44 54 7 115 2.6
1914-15 Trenton EBL 39 45 17 13 107 2.7
1915-16 Trenton EBL 39 28 0 12 56 1.4
1916-17 TrentonDe Neri EBL 29 21 2 4 .500 5 44 1.5
1920-21 Germantown EBL 7 5 7 26 .269 3 17 2.4
Major League Totals 645 1089 239 2417 3.7
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1903-04 Lowell NEBL 5 5 10 20 4.0
1910-11 McKeesport WS 4 7 0 3 14 3.5
Major League Totals 9 12 10 34 3.8
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