PLAYER PROFILE

JOE BRENNAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Joe Brennan went directly from high school in Brooklyn to the professional game. Like all the top stars of the era, Brennan played on more than one team each season, but his primary loyalty was always to his hometown Brooklyn squads. Brennan began his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers before he switched to the rival Brooklyn Visitation in 1923. Brennan enjoyed the most productive years of his career with the powerful Visitation club. Three times during his career, Brennan finished second to Benny Borgmann in league scoring: 21-22 and 22-23 in the Metropolitan League and 29-30 in the American Basketball League. While enjoying a highly rewarding  career in professional basketball, Brennan was simultaneously  building a highly successful business career that included serving as the president of the Atlantic Savings and Loan in Brooklyn.  Brennan also  coached St. Francis College in Brooklyn to a 96-46 record during seven seasons from 1941 through 1948. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1974.

 

JOE BRENNAN Height: 6:00 Weight: 170 College: None
Joseph Raymond Brennan Born: Nov 15, 1900       Died:  May 10, 1989 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1918-19 Brooklyn Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn Whirlwinds Indep
1920-21 Brooklyn Nonperials Indep
1920-21 Trenton EBL 3 8 5 10 .500 2 21 7.0
1920-21 Albany NYSL 1 3 3 9 9.0
1920-21 Wilkes BarrePlymouth PSL 6 8 10 5 26 4.3
1921-22 Brooklyn Dodgers MBL 20 65 57 187 9.4
1921-22 Wilkes-BarrePlymouth EBL 8 6 12 19 .632 3 24 3.0
1921-22 SpringfieldHolyoke IL 8 22 12 56 7.0
1922-23 Brooklyn Dodgers MBL 34 53 91 197 5.8
1922-23 Philadelphia EBL 3 2 7 14 .500 3 11 3.7
1922-23 TroyAmsterdamAlbany NYSL 31 46 83 175 5.6
1922-23 Springfield IL 1 2 1 5 5.0
1922-23 Ciollege Pt. Big-Five Indep
1923-24 Brooklyn MBL 39 115 140 370 9.5
1923-24 Albany/Gloversville NYSL 4 10 10 30 7.5
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 38 96 122 314 8.3
1924-25 Kayoula-Cathedral PBL 35 51 111 224 .496 48 213 6.1
1925-26 Brooklyn MBL 27 55 90 200 7.4
1925-26 PhiladelphiaTrenton EBL 12 28 6 62 5.2
1926-27 Brooklyn NYN 24 53 70 176 7.3
1926-27 Paterson MBL 16 40 101 181 11.3
1927-28 Hudson MBL 12 29 47 105 8.8
1927-28 Brooklyn ABL 21 58 41 157 7.5
1928-29 Brooklyn ABL 36 91 49 231 6.4
1929-30 Brooklyn ABL 43 108 61 277 6.4
1930-31 Brooklyn ABL 15 36 29 101 6.7
1930-31 Chester TSL 5 12 14 38 7.6
1930-31            Paterson Antlers Indep
1931-32 Union City MBL 11 29 15 73 6.6
1932-33 Joe Brennan All-Stars Indep
1933-34 Pittston PSL 1 4 2 10 10.0
1934-35 Brooklyn ABL 1 1 1 3 3.0
1934-35 Pittston PSL 5 15 5 35 7.0
1935-36 Voluntarily Retired
1936-37 Brooklyn Americans Indep
1937-38 Yonkers K0C Indep
Major League Totals 449 1015 1174 3204 7.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1921-22 Holyoke IL 3 4 6 14 4.7
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 3 2 12 16 5.3
1926-27 Paterson MBL 3 8 14 30 10.0
Major League Totals 9 14 32 60 6.7
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