PLAYER PROFILE

JERRY SULLIVAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jerry Sullivan was a journeyman player who wore the uniform of 27 teams during his 16 pro seasons. Sullivan’s travels were partly due to the vagabond nature of pro basketball in the 1920’s and partly to do with his contentious, overheated personality.  In 1919-20, his first full pro season, Sullivan left the New York State League Albany club in a dispute over his salary and his disagreements with teammates. Veteran stars Barney Sedran and Marty Freidman had quickly soured on the petulant youngster despite his obvious talent. In the early twenties, while playing for Gloversville in the NYSL and Greenpoint in the Metropolitan League, Sullivan established himself as a belligerent, but valued performer. Sullivan was never fast, but he used toughness, guile and a muscular body to make himself into one of the best defenders in the pro game. Sullivan’s longest stretch with any team was a three and half-year stint (1923-26) with Greenpoint that culminated in the 1926 MBL title. The next season, Sullivan joined Baltimore of the American Basketball League. He remained in the ABL for three more seasons with stops in Chicago, Trenten, Syracuse and Paterson.

 

JERRY SULLIVAN Height: 6:02 Weight: 200 College: None
Jerry Daniel Sullivan Born: Jun 5, 1896 Died: Mar 17, 1972 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1916-17 New York IBL 10 10 10 30 3.0
1917-19 Military Service
1919-20 AlbanyPittsfieldGloversville NYSL 31 42 52 136 4.4
1919-20 Paterson IBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1919-20 Springfield IL 12 17 5 39 3.3
1919-20 Brooklyn Big Atlantics Indep
1919-20 New York  MacDowell Lyceum Indep
1920-21 Gloversville NYSL 40 58 102 218 5.5
1920-21 Hartford/Turners FallsWestfield IL 13 21 30 72 5.5
1921-22 GloversvilleKingston NYSL 26 44 80 168 6.5
1921-22 New York MacDowell MBL 17 24 39 87 5.1
1921-22 WestfieldWare IL 13 31 30 92 7.1
1921-22 Mt.Vernon Armory Big Five Indep 16 42 17 101 6.3
1922-23 Troy-Amsterdam NYSL 31 43 90 176 5.7
1922-23 PatersonNew York MacDowell MBL 20 36 53 125 6.3
1923-24 AmsterdamUticaMohawk NYSL 12 13 40 66 5.5
1923-24 Greenpoint MBL 21 22 64 108 5.1
1924-25 Greenpoint MBL 37 33 118 184 5.0
1924-25 Tri-Council PBL 3 2 5 9 3.0
1924-25 Pottsville Big Five AnBL 3 6 3 15 5.0
1925-26 Greenpoint MBL 31 24 92 140 4.5
1925-26 Pottsville EBL 10 20 20 60 6.0
1926-27 Greenpoint*Trenton NLN 19 26 50 102 5.4
1926-27 Baltimore ABL 28 38 77 153 5.5
1927-28 Chicago ABL 48 44 43 131 2.7
1928-29 Trenton ABL 40 89 51 229 5.7
1929-30 Dayton NPBL 8 21 24 66 8.3
1929-30 SyracusePaterson ABL 37 43 41 127 3.4
1930-31 Wilmington TSBL 19 44 61 149 7.8
1931-32 Bridgeton EBL 6 10 13 33 5.5
Major League Totals 514 712 1129 2553 5.0
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1925-26 Greenpoint MBL 3 2 11 15 5.0
1929-30 Dayton NPBL 4 6 8 20 5.0
1930-31 Wilmington TSBL 4 9 17 35 8.8
Major League Totals 7 8 19 35 5.0
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