PLAYER PROFILE

KID FRANCKLE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Kid Franckle was a teenage phenom in Millville, New Jersey. In March of 1909, he joined high school teammate Fred Gieg who was playing with the Greensburg team in the Central Basketball League. Franckle scored eighteen points in his pro debut. At the end of the season both young “professionals” enrolled in college. Gieg became a two-time All American at Swarthmore College and Franckle spent a season at Huntingdon College in Pennsylvania. In 1910, Franckle signed with Pop Morgenweck’s Kingston Hudson River League  team where he reunited with another Millville High School alumni, Sam Curlett. Franckle immediately displayed the talents that would make him one of the premier professional players of the teens. He was a good ball handler and skilled passer who possessed outstanding speed and quickness.In 1913-14, he was a valued member of the Utica Indians,  the New York State Basketball  League champs. In the off season, Franckle declined to resign with Utica and instead choose to join the Trenton club in the Eastern Basketball League to be closer to his home in southern New Jersey. During the next four seasons, he was a consistent scorer on weak Trenton teams. Franckle’s fortunes changed after the World War I when he signed with  Germantown. Playing alongside Nat Holman, Franckle was a key figure on the 1920-21 Germantown EBL champs.

 

KID FRANCKLE Height: 5:07 Weight: 145 College: None
Harry Anthony Franckle Born: May 14, 1888 Died:  Dec 9, 1944 Hometown: Millville, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1907-08 Camden Indep
1908-09 Millville Indep
1908-09 Greensburg CBL 2 10 0 20 10.0
1909-10 Huntingdon Collegians Indep
1910-11 Kingston HRL 32 68 44 180 5.6
1911-12 Kingston HRL 3 7 0 14 4.7
1911-12 South Side CBL 51 125 17 267 5.2
1912-13 KingstonGloversvilleUtica NYSL 45 96 34 226 5.0
1913-14 Utica NYSL 62 144 58 346 5.6
1914-15 Trenton EBL 40 58 1 3 .333 46 117 2.9
1915-16 Trenton EBL 35 60 37 76 .487 32 157 4.5
1916-17 Trenton EBL 40 77 2 34 156 3.9
1917-18 Trenton EBL 7 14 21 2 49 7.0
1917-18 Phil.Beth Isreal ALP 7 23 9 55 7.9
1917-18 Philadelphia Rookwoods Indep
1918-19 Philadelphia Rookwoods Indep
1918-19 Phil Dobsons ALP 14 33 30 9 96 6.9
1919-20 Germantown EBL 34 50 67 130 .515 17 167 4.9
1919-20 Ansonia IBL 1 0 2 2 2.0
1920-21 Germantown EBL 31 42 46 85 .541 14 130 4.2
1921-22 Harrisburg/New York EBL 12 17 14 34 .412 10 48 4.0
1921-22 Philadelphia Rookwoods Indep
1922-23 Philadelphia EBL 3 0 0 4 .000 1 0 0.0
Major League Totals 398 768 343 1879 4.7
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1920-21 Germantown EBL 2 4 6 14 7.0
Major League Totals 2 4 6 14 7.0

 

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