PLAYER PROFILE

BOBBY VANCE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bobby Vance was a school boy and independent baskball star in Attleboro, Massachusetts. In the fall of 1909, he entered Notre Dame University where he immediately stood out for his play on the basketball team. By January of 1910, Vance had departed to play professional basketball in the the Central Basketball League. In 1911, he began a four-year stint in the New York State Basketball League. Vance was a very talented scorer who soon developed a  reputation for being disruptive that overshadowed his considerable basketball talents.  During the 1915-16 season, Vance was the third leading scorer in the Pennsylvania State Basketball League, but he could find no takers in the league for his services the following  season. Instead, he signed to play for Scranton in the minor-league level Intercounty league. Vance led the league in scoring by a wide margin and his team to the championship. With league play shutting down due to the onset of World War I in 1917, Vance agreed to play for Lew Wachter, the former Troy manager-coach, who was promoting basketball teams that barnstormed throughout  New England.  Vance had  previously played for and against Wachter in the NYSL and they had  become friends. Vance remained  associated with Wachter through the early 1920’s, sometimes playing for him and sometimes leading an opposition team.

 

BOBBY VANCE Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: Notre Dame’10
Robert Vance Born: 1889  Died: Hometown: Attleboro, Ma.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1907-08 Attleboro AA Indep
1908-09 Turners Falls Indep
1909-10 Notre Dame College
1909-10 Uniontown CBL     23     54        0   108      4.7
1910-11 Uniontown CBL      14        8        7     23       1.6
1911-12 Hudson NYSL 50 187 48 422 8.4
1912-13 CohoesAlbany NYSL 34 81 49 211 6.2
1913-14 TroySyracuseUtica NYSL 59 159 91 409 6.9
1914-15 Gloversville NYSL 23 52 24 128 5.6
1915-16 Milford CML
1915-16 Hazleton PSL 24 59 217 335 14.0
1916-17 Scranton ICL 149 98 396
1916-17 Paterson IBL 1 2 2 6 6.0
1917-18 Windsor (Vt) Indep
1917-18 Springfield (Vt) Indep
1918-19 Windsor (Vt) Indep
1918-19 Springfield (Vt) Indep
1919-20 Springfield (Vt) Indep 33 158 50 366 11.1
1920-21 Springfield (Vt) Indep
Major League Totals 228 602 438 1642 7.2
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