PLAYER PROFILE

MOE SPAHN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Moe Spahn was a college star at City College of New York under the guidance of famed pro Nat Holman. During his three years at CCNY, the college compiled a 41-6 record and Spahn was named a second- team All-American. In 1934-35, his rookie American Basketball League season, Spahn finished second in league scoring. The next season, he led the league in scoring with just under nine points per game. After shuffling between a half dozen-teams during his first three ABL seasons, Spahn settled with the Jersey Reds where he enjoyed the most successful years of his pro career. Spahn led Jersey to three straight appearances in the championship series in the mid-1930s. In 1936-37 Jersey won the the first half of the split season, but suffered an overtime loss to Philadelphia SPHAS in seventh and deciding game of playoffs. During the 1937-38 season, Spahn reached the pinnacle of his career. He led the Jersey Reds to first place in first-half of split season and then dominated the playoffs to lead to Reds to the ABL championship. Spahn was named league’s WP for his heroics.  Spahn was the consummate offensive player. He moved well with the ball, was a fine set-shooter and was adept at driving to the basket. In his first six ABL seasons, he never finished lower than 4th in the individual scoring race.

 

 

MOE SPAHN Height: 6:00 Weight: 185 College: CCNY’33
Morris C. Spahn Born: May 3, 1912 Died:  Jul 15, 1991 Hometown: Queens, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 3 8 0 16 5.3
1932-33 Original Celtics Indep
1933-34 NewarkNew Britain ABL 38 92 149 333 8.8
1934-35 NewBritain JackawaysBostonNew Britain Mules ABL 24 73 67 213 8.9
1934-35 Freeland-Pittston PSL 19 47 64 158 8.3
1935-36 KingstonJersey ABL 36 74 102 250 6.9
1935-36 Pittston PSL 8 21 46 88 11.0
1936-37 Jersey ABL 36 99 128 326 9.1
1936-37 Pittston PSL 19 73 58 204 10.7
1937-38 Jersey ABL 40 118 127 363 9.1
1937-38 Pittston NYPA 13 44 53 141 10.8
1937-38 Reading TCL 2 3 6 12 6.0
1938-39 Jersey ABL 32 98 85 281 8.8
1938-39 Original Celtics Indep
1939-40 JerseyNew York ABL 29 62 44 168 5.8
1940-41 New York ABL 30 79 55 213 7.1
1941-42 New YorkWilmington ABL 20 49 38 136 6.8
1941-42 Saratoga NYSL 5 16 12 44 8.8
1942-43 Camden/Brooklyn ABL 8 17 10 44 5.5
1942-43 Original Celtics Indep
1942-43 Wilmington Clippers Indep
Major League Totals 296 769 805 2343 7.9
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1934-35 Pittston PSL 5 11 22 44 8.8
1935-36 Pittston PSL 3 12 6 30 10.0
1936-37 Jersey ABL 7 19 19 24 .792 57 8.1
1936-37 Pittston PSL 5 3 23 29 5.8
1937-38 Jersey ABL 6 19 21 35 .600 59 9.8
1937-38 Pittston NYPA 4 25 15 65 16.3
1938-39 Jersey ABL 6 12 25 49 8.2
1938-39 New York Celtics WBT 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1939-40 New York ABL 7 4 6 14 2.0
Major League Totals 27 54 71 179 6.6

 

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