PLAYER PROFILE

HARRY PASSON

STATISTICS & HISTORY

In 1918, Harry Passon, along with friends Eddie Gottlieb and Hughie Black organized a basketball team sponsored by the South Philadelphia Young Men’s Hebrew Association which became known by the acronym SPHAS. Two years later, Gottlieb, Black and Passon opened PGB Sporting Goods in Philadelphia. Eventually Passon bought out his partners and the Passon Sporting Goods became one of the most successful sporting goods stores in the city. Running and promoting the sporting goods store became his central focus.  Passon’s Sporting Goods, located at 507 Market Street, was the hub of the Philadelphia semi-professional sports world for decades.  Passon was appointed State Commissioner of semi-professional baseball in 1936.  He also organized semi-pro leagues and owned several baseball teams, both white (Passon’s Athletic Club) and black (the Bacharach Giants).

 

HARRY PASSON Height: 5:08 Weight: 170 College: None
Harry J. Passon Born:  Apr 1, 1897  Died: Feb 16, 1954 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Brother of Herman and Nathan Passon REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1917-18 De Neri EBL 2 1 2 4 2.0
1917-18 Philadelphia YMCA ALP 8 14 11 39 4.9
1918-19 Military Service
1918-19 Philadelphia SPHAS ALP 3 3 1 2 .500 7 2.3
1919-20 De Neri EBL 5 0 14 20 .700 14 2.8
1920-21 Philadelphia SPHAS ALP 8 14 22 50 .440 5 50 6.3
1921-22 Philadelphia SPHAS Indep
1926-27 Philadelphia Elks PBL 8 8 15 2 7.500 31 3.9
1926-27 Philadelphia ABL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 8 1 16 18 2.3
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