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
1934-35 Temple (Frosh) College
1934-35 Temple College
1935-36 Temple College
1936-37 Temple College
1937-38 Philadelphia ABL 5 8 4 20 4.0
1938-39 Philadelphia ABL 33 56 22 134 4.1
1938-39 Hazelton TCL 10 27 34 88 8.8
1939-40 Washington ABL 33 74 59 207 6.3
1939-40 Passaic Indep
1940-41 WashingtonBaltimore ABL 29 52 55 159 5.5
1940-41 Phildaelphia Sphas Indep
1941-43 U.S. Army Military Service
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
1943-44 Hartford Pros Indep
1943-44 Brooklyn Jewels Indep
1944-45 Trenton ABL 30 118 85 321 10.7
1944-45 Long Island Gruman Hellcats Indep
1944-45 Newark CO Twos Indep
1945-46 TrentonBaltimore ABL 36 127 121 375 10.4
1945-46 Phildaelphia Sphas Indep
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 34 171 166 508 14.9
1947-48 BaltimoreBoston BAA 48 174 160 229 .699 38 508 10.6
1948-49 MinneapolisChicago BAA 45 35 56 74 .757 32 126 2.8
1949-50 Philadelphia Sphas Indep
Major League Totals 313 818 708 2344 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
1940 Washington WBT 3 9 5 5 1.000 23 7.7
1941 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
1945 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
1946 Baltimore WBT 5 24 11 19 .579 59 11.8
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 3 15 9 39 13.0
1947 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
Minor League Totals 4 17 9 43 10.8
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