PLAYER PROFILE

FRED MULLINER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Fred Mulliner was one of the many early stars to grow out of the fertile basketball hotbed of Trenton, New Jersey. Mulliner was a hard working and reliable player who spent much of his career in support of flashy stars such as longtime friend and teammate Harry Hough. Although two years older than Hough, Mulliner remained in the younger man’s shadow throughout the early years of his career. When they joined Bristol as rookies in 1900, Hough became an immediate star, while Mulliner warmed the bench during his first and second pro seasons. Mulliner emerged as an first-rate center during his two seasons (03-04 and 04-05) in Massachusetts. The two years were the among the best of his career individually and with the accumulation of three championship trophies. In 1905, Mulliner signed with a strong independent team in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.  Midway through the following season, the squad took over the McKeesport franchise in the newly-formed Central Basketball League. For the next three and half seasons in the CBL, Mulliner ranked at the very top of  his profession. He was a good shot either under the basket or from medium distance. Mulliner was popular with the fans and his teammates and well-respected throughout the league as a player who excelled through perseverance more than athletic ability. By 1910, Mulliner’s eleven pro seasons had taken their toll and his effectiveness as a player had fallen off sharply. After two injury-wracked months, he was released by two CBL teams before he returned home to sign with Trenton’s Eastern Basketball League team. While his play revived for his hometown team, he could do nothing to prevent Trenton ignominious tumble into the EBL cellar. At the end of the season, Mulliner announced his retirement.

 

FRED MULLINER Height: 6:00 Weight: 160 College: None
Frederick M. Mulliner Jr. Born: Jul 6, 1881 Died:   1955 Hometown: Trenton, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1900-01 Bristol NBL 13 10 4 24 1.8
1901-02 Bristol NBL 16 19 13 51 3.2
1902-03 BristolBurlington NBL 46 74 37 185 4.0
1902-03 Manchester NEBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1903-04 PittsfieldChicopeeSpringfield WMBL 49 113 7 233 4.8
1903-04 LynnSouth Framingham NEBL 30 113 0 226 7.5
1904-05 NatickFall River NEBL 50 111 0 222 4.4
1905-06 Tamaqua Indep
1906-07 Tamaqua Indep
1906-07 McKeesport CBL 30 103 31 237 7.9
1907-08 McKeesportSouth Side CBL 54 118 0 236 4.4
1908-09 South SideUniontown CBL 67 125 273 523 7.8
1909-10 Uniontown CBL 64 118 273 524 .521 509 8.0
1910-11 UniontownJohnstown CBL 8 3 2 8 1.0
1910-11 Trenton EBL 21 35 161 231 11.0
Major League Totals 449 943 801 2687 6.0
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1904-05 Natick NEBL 7 14 0 28 4.0
Major League Totals 7 14 0 28 4.0
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