PLAYER PROFILE

PIP KOEHLER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Horance “Pip” Koehler was a baseball and basketball star at Penn State University. In 1923, Koehler signed with the Second-Story Morrys, a powerful independent basketball team in Pittsburgh. It was the first stop on professional basketball career that would span 14 seasons.  For a dozen years (1925 -1937) , Koehler was a year around professional athlete,  splitting his time between basketball and baseball. In his very first season of professional baseball, he made it to the majors, playing 12 games for the New York Giants, but  the  remaining 17 years of his career were all spent in the minors. In the late twenties and early thirties he played year around in Toledo, Ohio. In five seasons in the American Association he batted .299 for the Toledo Mud Hens. During the  same period, he was the player-coach of the Toledo Red Men,  a regional pro basketball  powerhouse. In the 1929-30 season, the Red Men won the  National Professional Basketball League  championship.

 

PIP KOEHLER Height: 5:10 Weight: 170 College: Penn State’23
Horace Levering Koehler Born:  Jan 16, 1902 Died:  Dec 8, 1986 Hometown: Stroudsburg, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1923-24 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1924-25 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1925-26 Philadelphia EBL 4 7 0 14 3.5
1926-27 Pittsburgh CBL 23 48 51 147 6.4
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 34 39 28 106 3.1
1928-29 Toledo Red Men Indep
1929-30 Toledo NPBL 21 57 34 148 7.0
1930-31 Toledo ABL 5 5 2 12 2.4
1930-31 Dayton Kellys Indep
1931-32 Toledo Red Men Indep
1932-33 Toledo NPBL 10 21 6 48 4.8
1933-34 Toledo Red Men Indep
1934-35 Kingston NYSL 16 35 17 87 5.4
1935-36 Indep
1936-37 Kingston ABL 25 28 11 67 2.7
1937-38 Toledo Borgelts Indep
1937-38 Brooklyn NBL 2 2 5 9 4.5
Major League Totals 122 205 132 542 4.4
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1926-27 Pittsburgh CBL 2 8 4 20 10.0
1929-30 Toledo NPBL 6 17 5 39 6.5
1932-33 Toledo NPBL 3 11 3 25 8.3
1934-35 Kingston NYSL 2 2 4 8 4.0
Major League Totals 11 36 12 84 7.6
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