PLAYER PROFILE

CHARLIE BOSSERT

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Charlie Bossert was unique among early pro players. He was one of the few early stars to play basketball in college. Bossert starred at Temple University for fours season through the 1898-99 season. Bossert’s pro career was slow to get underway while he attended medical school. He finally signed for two full seasons with Camden in the National League where he played an important role in the clubs 1902-03 championship season. In 1904-05, he was a member of another title team when Conshohocken won the Philadelphia Basketball League championship. When Conshohocken dropped out of the PBL, Bossert signed with De Neri where he the lead the league in scoring and his team to the championship. Bossert resisted attractive offers from the new Central Basketball League in 1906 to remain in Philadelphia and complete his medical studies. He remained active in the Philadelphia area until 1910 when he retired from basketball to devote full time to his medical practice.

 

CHARLIE BOSSERT Height: 6:00 Weight: 185 College: Temple’99
Charles Leidy Bossert Born: Oct 3, 1973      Died: Nov 13, 1941 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1899-00 Chester NBL 4 5 0 10 2.5
1899-00 Philadelphia Wheelmen IBL 22 52 0 104 4.7
1900-01 Philadelphia Wheelmen IBL 19 49 16 114 6.0
1900-01 Camden NBL 7 25 28 78 11.1
1901-02 Camden NBL 41 102 7 211 5.1
1902-03 Camden NBL 46 138 42 318 6.9
1903-04 Pittsfield/Chicopee WMBL 10 51 0 102 10.2
1903-04 Manchester NEBL 2 4 0 8 4.0
1904-05 Conshohocken PBL 38 112 40 264 6.9
1905-06 De Neri PBL 30 94 185 373 12.4
1906-07 De Neri PBL 27 73 146 292 10.8
1907-08 De Neri PBL 24 36 32 104 4.3
1908-09 Stratton PBL 4 5 30 40 10.0
1909-10 Germantown EBL 12 27 15 69 5.8
Major League Totals 245 672 525 1869 7.6
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