STATISTICS & HISTORY
Howard “Soup” Cable spent almost his entire basketball career playing in Akron, Ohio. He starred on the University of Akron team that compiled a 38-6 record during his three varsity seasons. He joined the Akron Firestone in 1935. During Cable’s six years with the team, the Firestone captured first place in their division four times and won the National Basketball League championship in 1939 and 1940. Cable was a steady scorer with good speed who also worked hard on defense and enjoyed his role as a team leader. He was named to the NBL All-Star first-team three years (1938, 1939 and 1940) in a row. He was the NBL’s MVP in 1939. When the Firestone Corporation dropped pro basketball in 1941, cable signed with Toledo’s NBL team, but played only five games before he decided to retire.
|Howard Wilson Cable||Born: Apr 4, 1913||Died: Feb 19, 1995||Hometown: Akron, Oh.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1932-33||Akron O’Neil Moncos||Indep|
|1941-42||East Liverpool Fleetwing||Indep|
|Major League Totals||118||357||291||1005||8.5|
|Major League Totals||24||55||68||178||7.4|