PLAYER PROFILE

CHICK PASSON

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Chick Passon was a talented scorer who was an integral part of the pro basketball scene in Philadelphia for parts of three decades. Chick was the younger brother of Harry Passon, a co-founder of the Philadelphia Sphas. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School, Passon played freshman basketball at the University of Pennsylvania. The next season, Passon led the Eastern Basketball League Philadelphia team in scoring. On the brink of stardom, Passon’s next two seasons were a disappointing combination of injuries, bad teams and then the unexpected demise of the EBL in January of 1922. Passon became a perennial top-ten scorer in the Philadelphia Basketball League and led the SPHAS to two PBL league titles in the early twenties. In 1926, Passon signed with the Philadelphia entry in the American Basketball League that was coached by Gottlieb.  Passon enjoyed his best season as a pro and finished third in the league in scoring. Despite his success on the court and his hometown popularity, Passon was traded to Washington midway through the 1927- 28 for speedster George Glasco. Passon was disappointed by the trade and he showed little of his earlier spark over the next two seasons. In the early 1930s, Passon formed a strong team in South Philadelphia that dominated the (minor league) Eastern Basketball  League through the mid-1930s, winning consecutive titles in 1935 and 1936. Prior to the 1936-37 season, Passon acquired an ABL franchise for Atlantic City. He stocked the club with players from his successful minor league operation, but the new team was not up to major league caliber. After going winless in ten games, he folded the franchise.

 

 

CHICK PASSON Height: 5:07 Weight: 165 College: Pennsylvania(Frosh)’20
Herman Charles Passon Born: May 30, 1900 Died: Feb 27, 1989 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Brother of Harry and Nathan Passon REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1918-19  SPHAS ALP 9 7 8 22 2.4
1919-20 Pennsylvania College
1919-20  SPHAS ALP 2 1 10 12 6.0
1920-21 Philadelphia EBL 30 40 83 126 .659 163 5.4
1920-21 Philadelphia Nativity ALP 2 5 7 12 .583 17 8.5
1921-22 Philadelphia EBL 9 5 12 25 .480 22 2.4
1921-22 Philadelphia SPHAS Indep
1922-23 Atlantic CityPhiladelphia EBL 10 17 23 40 .575 57 5.7
1922-23 St.Peter’s PBL 10 14 89 117 11.7
1923-24 Kingston MBL 2 2 7 11 5.5
1923-24  SPHAS PBL 41 65 195 325 7.9
1924-25 Kingston MBL 1 1 3 5 5.0
1924-25  SPHAS PBL 33 52 119 223 6.8
1925-26 Paterson MBL 22 47 115 209 9.5
1925-26 SPHAS EBL 11 21 153 195 17.7
1926-27 Philadelphia ABL 41 93 181 367 9.0
1927-28 Washington ABL 9 12 7 31 3.4
1928-29 PatersonTrenton ABL 22 49 22 120 5.5
1928-29 Bridgeton SJL 10 15 26 56 5.6
1928-29 Philadelphia SPHAS Indep
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 32 51 80 182 5.7
1930-31 Philadelphia SPHAS-Philadelphia Elks EBL 26 38 31 107 4.1
1931-32 Philadelphia MoosePhiladelphia SPHAS EBL 16 8 12 28 1.8
1932-33 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 23 10 7 27 1.2
1933-34 Philadelphia Passon EBL 16 26 30 82 5.1
Major League Totals 280 436 1028 1900 6.8
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1922-23 St.Peter’s PBL 2 4 8 16 8.0
1929-30  SPHAS EBL 4 8 8 24 6.0
1931-32 SPHAS EBL 3 1 0 2 0.7
1932-33  SPHAS EBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 6 5 8 18 3.0

 

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