PLAYER PROFILE

MIKE BLOOM

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Mike Bloom was a major offensive force during his twelve year pro career. Bloom, a collegiate star at Temple, was originally signed with the Philadelphia Sphas, but couldn’t dislodge veteran center Moe Goldman. Bloom played for Washington and Baltimore the next two seasons before he finally blossomed with the Trenton Tigers in the early 1940s. Despite his 6’6” height (tall for the era), Bloom was not dominating near the basket. A mediocre defender, he was most effective offensively away from the basket. Unlike most centers of the era, he never developed a hook shot. Instead, he scored most of his points on set shots from the outside. Bloom led the American Basketball League in scoring in 1943-44 with 10.5 point per game. Bloom was traded to Baltimore in the middle if the 1945-46 season. The Bullets at the time had 8-8 record and were floundering. Led by Bloom, the team won 19 of its final 25 games to take the ABL title. Bloom finished his career with two seasons in the new Basketball Association of America.

 

MIKE BLOOM Height: 6:06 Weight: 190 College: Temple’38
Meyer Bloom Born:  Jan 14, 1915 Died: Jun 5, 1993 Hometown: Trenton, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1937-38 Philadelphia ABL 5 8 4 20 4.0
1938-39 Philadelphia ABL 33 56 22 134 4.1
1938-39 Hazleton TCL 10 27 34 88 8.8
1939-40 PhiladelphiaWashington ABL 33 74 59 207 6.3
1940-41 WashingtonBaltimore ABL 29 52 55 159 5.5
1941-42 Trenton ABL 17 42 32 116 6.8
1942-43 Trenton ABL 11 37 31 105 9.5
1943-44 Trenton ABL 26 95 83 273 10.5
1944-45 Trenton ABL 30 118 85 321 10.7
1945-46 TrentonBaltimore ABL 36 127 121 375 10.4
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 34 171 166 508 14.9
1947-48 BaltimoreBoston BAA 48 174 160 508 10.6
1948-49 MinneapolisChicago BAA 45 35 56 126 2.8
1949-50 Philadelphia Sphas Indep
Major League Totals 313 818 708 ### 7.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Philadelphia ABL 2 1 1 3 1.5
1939-40 Washington ABL 7 9 9 27 3.9
1939-40 Washington WBT 3 9 5 5 1000 23 7.7
1940-41 Philadelphia WBT 2 7 5 7 .714 19 9.5
1942-43 Trenton ABL 7 20 14 54 7.7
1944-45 Trenton ABL 3 13 6 32 10.7
1944-45 Newark WBT 1 6 5 7 .714 17 17.0
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 6 27 23 77 12.8
1945-46 Pittston PSL 1 2 0 4 4.0
1945-46 Baltimore WBT 5 24 11 19 .579 59 11.8
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 3 15 9 39 13.0
1946-47 Baltimore WBT 1 4 0 0 .000 8 8.0
1947-48 Boston BAA 3 19 23 38 .605 6 61 20.3
1948-49 Chicago BAA 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 41 139 102 380 9.3
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