PLAYER PROFILE

MOTHER DIETRICH

STATISTICS & HISTORY

In the early 1890’s. George “Mother” Dietrich joined the  23 Third Street YMCA to participate in the gymnastics program, but his attention quickly turned instead to basketball, a new sport that had just been introduced to Y’s a few year earlier. The 23 Street YMCA team rapidly rose to prominence by winning the National AAU title in both 1896 and 1897. When the players decided to turn pro, they were quickly banned from the YMCA.  Unable to find a playing facility, they became known as the 23rd Street Wanders.  For the next thirteen seasons, Dietrich along with teammate Bob Abadie were the backbone of the defense of the Wanderers, one the greatest teams in early professional basketball.

 

MOTHER DIETRICH Height: 5:10 Weight: 175 College: None
George W. Dietrich Born: 1872  Died: Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1895-96 New York 23rd St YMCA AAU
1896-97 New York 23rd St YMCA AAU
1897-98 New York 23rd St Indep
1898-99 New York 23rd St Indep
1898-99 NY Knickerbocker AC Indep
1899-00 New York NBL 25 10 0 20 0.8
1900-01 New York NBL 21 5 0 10 0.5
1901-02 New York NBL 36 22 1 45 1.3
1902-03 New York NBL 30 29 0 58 1.9
1903-04 New York HRL 3 14 4.7
1904-05 New York 23rd St Indep
1905-06 New York 23rd St Indep
1906-07 New York 23rd St Indep
1907-08 New York 23rd St Indep
1908-09 New York 23rd St Indep
1909-10 New York 23rd St Indep
1909-10 De Neri EBL 3 0 0 0 0.0
1910-11 Poughkeepsie HRL 5 0 2 2 0.4
1911-12 Johnstown CBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
Major League Totals 124 67 3 149 1.2
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