PLAYER PROFILE

KID EBERLEIN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Kid Eberlein debuted in professional basketball with the famed 23rd St. Wanderers in 1900. Due to his inexperience, he made only brief appearances in two games the first season. The following season Eberlein was given a second chance to crack the Wanderers’ roster. He surprised everyone when he dislodged five-year starter Bill Reed from the lineup and became the Wanderers’ top scorer and finished seventh overall in National Basketball League scoring. Eberlein was a fine set shooter, but his greatest addition to the Wanderers was his speed and agility. In 1902-03, he again finished among the NL’s top scorers. Eberlein was strongly influenced by the great Sandy Shields and closely emulated his aggressive style of play. When the NBL disbanded, Eberlein played briefly in the Hudson River Basketball League  and the Western Massachusetts League. During the next five seasons, he toured with the barnstorming Wanderers. In 1909-10, Eberlein signed for a two-year stint with Yonkers of the HRL. He enjoyed two satisfying seasons and finished among the top-ten scorers each season. In 1911, he jumped to the New York State Basketball League were he finished up his career.

 

KID EBERLEIN Height: 5:09 Weight: 175 College: None
Louis Henry Eberlein Born: Oct 12, 1979       Died:   1958 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1899-00 Metropolitan AA Indep
1900-01 New York NBL 2 3 0 6 3.0
1901-02 New York NBL 26 90 88 268 10.3
1902-03 New York NBL 36 126 59 311 8.6
1903-04 Springfield WML 11 57 0 114 10.4
1903-04 New York HRL 3 25 0 50 16.7
1904-05 New York Wanders Indep
1905-06 New York Wanders Indep
1906-07 New York Wanders Indep
1906-07 West Hudson Entre Nous Indep
1907-08 New York Wanders Indep
1908-09 New York Wanders Indep
1908-09 Yonkers Fourth Separates Indep
1908-09 West Hoboken Liberty Five Indep
1909-10 Yonkers HRL 19 39 100 178 9.4
1910-11 Yonkers HRL 33 77 26 180 5.5
1911-12 Yonkers HRL 1 3 20 26 26.0
1911-12 Catskill NYSL 45 97 46 240 5.3
1912-13 CatskillKingston NYSL 34 78 31 187 5.5
1913-14 BrooklynKingston NYSL 9 22 3 47 5.2
Major League Totals 219 617 373 1607 7.3

 

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