PLAYER PROFILE

SOUP CABLE

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. 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.

 

SOUP CABLE Height: 6:03 Weight: 200 College: None
Howard Wilson Cable Born: Apr 4, 1913 Died: Feb 19, 1995 Hometown: Akron, Oh.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1931-32 Akron Woolcocks Indep
1932-33 Akron O’Neil Moncos Indep
1933-34 Akron Firestone Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestone Indep
1935-36 Akron Firestone MBC 18 57 38 152 8.4
1936-37 Akron Firestone MBC 16 42 41 125 7.8
1937-38 Akron Firestone NBL 15 42 45 65 .692 129 8.6
1938-39 Akron Firestone NBL 24 99 64 90 .711 262 10.9
1939-40 Akron Firestone NBL 25 77 60 86 .698 214 8.6
1940-41 Akron Firestone NBL 15 30 34 47 .723 94 6.3
1941-42 Toledo NBL 5 10 9 12 .750 29 5.8
1941-42 East Liverpool Fleetwing Indep
Major League Totals 118 357 291 1005 8.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 Akron Firestone MBC 2 8 1 17 8.5
1936-37 Akron Firestone MBC 2 3 5 11 5.5
1937-38 Akron Firestone NBL 2 6 10 22 11.0
1938-39 Akron Firestone NBL 5 12 17 41 8.2
1939-40 Akron Firestone NBL 8 11 20 42 5.3
1940-41 Akron Firestone NBL 2 7 8 22 11.0
1940-41 Toledo WBT 3 8 7 10 .700 23 7.7
Major League Totals 24 55 68 178 7.4
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