PLAYER PROFILE

FRANK BRUGGY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Frank Bruggy began playing pro basketball at age 18 for his hometown Elizabeth, New Jersey team. Neither tall nor fast, he relied on strength and shrewdness to succeed as a professional player. Buggy was a tough competitor who constantly bullied opponents and badgered referees. Bruggy finished among the top-ten scorers in a league ten times during his career. He led the Connecticut State League in scoring in the 1917-18 and finished second in the Pennsylvania State League during the 1919-20 season. Bruggy was successful as a player-coach during six seasons of his career. He led the Scranton Miners to the PSL finals two consecutive years, winning the title on the second try in 1921. Bruggy finished his pro basketball career as player-coach of his hometown Elizabeth entry in the Metropolitan League during the 1922-23 season. He retired after that season from basketball to concentrate on his baseball career. He played major league baseball for five seasons from 1921 until 1925.

 

FRANK BRUGGY Height: 5:11 Weight: 195 College: Seton Hall’11
Francis Leo Bruggy Born:  May 4, 1891 Died: Apr 5, 1959 Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1908-09 Elizabeth Yankee AC College
1909-10 Elizabeth EBL 3 3 0 6 2.0
1910-11 Seton Hall College
1911-12 Brooklyn YMCC Indep
1911-12 Hoboken Troys Indep
1912-13 Cohoes Indep
1913-14 Union Hill (NJ) Troys Indep
1913-14 Gloversville NYSL 58 159 41 359 6.2
1914-15 Gloversville NYSL 25 51 34 136 5.4
1914-15 De Neri EBL 5 4 0 0 .000 0 8 1.6
1915-16 Kingston/Elizabeth/North Hudson IBL 33 72 74 218 6.6
1916-17 PatersonBridgeport IBL 34 93 77 263 7.7
1916-17 Scranton ICL 89 83 261
1917-18 Ansonia CSL 18 80 15 175 9.7
1917-18 ProvidenceCarbondaleScranton PSL 36 80 94 20 254 7.1
1918-19 Military Service
1918-19 Newark Whirlwinds Indep
1919-20 Germantown EBL 17 49 49 89 .551 18 147 8.6
1919-20 Scranton PSL 44 103 117 217 .539 30 323 7.3
1919-20 Jersey City IBL 3 3 3 9 3.0
1919-20 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep
1919-20 Newark National Turners Indep
1919-20 Jersey City Greenvilles Indep
1920-21 Germantown EBL 5 10 11 27 .407 4 31 6.2
1920-21 EasthamtonSpringfield IL 8 26 12 64 8.0
1920-21 Scranton PSL 30 56 61 21 173 5.8
1920-21 Frank Bruggy All Stars Indep
1921-22 ScrantonWilkes-Barre EBL 34 71 93 192 .484 33 235 6.9
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros MBL 18 43 41 127 7.1
1922-23 Atlantic CityPhiladelphia EBL 5 14 17 34 .500 5 45 9.0
1922-23 Elizabeth MBL 31 64 70 198 6.4
1922-23 Eddie Holly’s Majors Indep
1923-24 Utica NYSL 1 1 1 3 3.0
1924-25 Paterson MBL 1 1 1 3 3.0
1924-25 Tamaqua AnBL 1 0 1 1 1.0
Major League Totals 409 983 811 2777 6.8
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1915-16 Kingston IBL 5 10 11 31 6.2
1916-17 Paterson IBL 2 4 6 14 7.0
1919-20 Scranton PSL 4 10 11 31 7.8
Major League Totals 11 24 28 76 6.9

 

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