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 J. Passon||Born: Apr 1, 1897||Died:||Feb 16,||1954||Hometown:||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Brother of Herman and Nathan Passon||REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|Major League Totals||8||1||16||18||2.3|