PLAYER PROFILE

FRANK BAIRD

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Frank Baird graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis in 1930 and from Butler University in 1934. While at Butler he  lettered three years in both varsity basketball and baseball. In 1933, he became Butler’s first Basketball All-American when awarded the Helms Foundation All-American first team selection. Baird played professional basketball for nine seasons with the Indianapolis Kautskys. In  1939, he set a single game scoring record by hitting 15 of 19 field goal attempts and 3 of 3 free throws, for 33 points. Baird worked as a teacher and coach in the Indianapolis Public School District at Broad Ripple High School for 42 years. He successfully coached baseball for 36 years and basketball for 17 years leading the Rockets to the state tournament final four in 1945. Baird also was  a respected sports referee, officiating in high school and college football games for 42 years and high school and college basketball games for 32 years.  He was elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame

 

 

FRANK BAIRD Height: 5:11 Weight: 165 College: Butler’34
Frank A. Baird Born:  Apr 10, 1912 Died:  Mar 20, 2007 Hometown: Indianapolis, In
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1934-35 Indianapolis Indep
1935-36 Indianapolis Kautskys MBC 11 29 15 73 6.6
1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys MBC 7 16 9 41 5.9
1937-38 Indianapolis NBL 12 21 8 50 4.2
1938-39 Indianapolis NBL 23 81 19 181 7.9
1939-40 Indianapolis NBL 16 28 16 72 4.5
1940-41 Indianapolis Kautskys Indep
1941-42 Indianapolis NBL 11 7 1 15 1.4
1942-43 Indianapolis Pure Oils Indep
1943-44 Indianapolis Indep
1944-45 Indianapolis Kautskys Indep
1945-46 Indianapolis Pure Oils Indep
Major League Totals 80 182 68 432 5.4
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1940-41 Indianapolis WBT 1 2 0 1 .000 4 4.0
1941-42 Indianapolis NBL 2 0 0 0 0.0
1941-42 Indianapolis WBT 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1942-43 Indianapolis WBT 1 2 1 1 1.000 5 5.0
Major League Totals 5 4 1 9 1.8

 

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