STATISTICS & HISTORY
Louis “Red” Klotz was a 5-foot – 7 -inch guard set-shooter who led South Philadelphia High School to city championships in 1939 and 1940 and later played two seasons for the Villanova University. Klotz played for the American Basketball League’s Philadelphia Sphas for two seasons interrupted by military service during World War II. Klotz was a member of the 1947-48 Baltimore Bullets team that won the championship of the Basketball Association of America. In 1950, Klotz began a 70-year association with the Harlem Globetrotters when he created a team to provide their nightly opposition. Early teams were known as the New York Nationals, Boston Shamrocks and New Jersey Reds, but were best known as the Washington Generals, named in honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Klotz played in games against the Globetrotters until he was in his 60s and coached his teams until 1995.
|Louis H. Klotz||Born:||Oct 21, 1921||Died:||JUl 12,2014||Hometown:||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1950-84||Phil Sphas, Washington Generals, etc.||Indep|
|Major League Totals||53||83||59||225||4.2|
|Major League Totals||15||14||10||38||2.5|
|Minor League Totals||12||88||7.3|