PLAYER PROFILE

TOM BARLOW

STATISTICS & HISTORY

TOM BARLOW began his pro career while still in high school with his hometown team, the Trenton Tigers. Built like a bear and armed with a explosive temper, Barlow quickly established himself as one of the most physically menacing players in the game. Widely feared, he intimidated players and referees alike. He was suspended for half a season from the Eastern Basketball League when  he punched famed referee Herm Baetzel in the face. Barlow was an outstanding defender and rebounder, but could also score, consistently finishing among the top-five scorers in the EBL. Barlow was unique among players of the era in that he was not averse to launching one-handed shots. Barlow played his best years with Trenton teams in the Eastern and Metropolitan Leagues, but he was still among the game’s elite during his three years in the American Basketball League, late in his career. He finished fifth in ABL scoring in his last full major league season. Barlow was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981.

 

TOM BARLOW Height: 6:01 Weight: 195 College: None
Thomas Bryan Barlow Born:   Jul 9, 1896 Died:  Sep 26, 1983 Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Tarzan Barlow REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1911-12 Trenton CC TCL 7 6 0 12 1.7
1912-13 Trenton Indep
1913-14 East Trenton Laurels Indep
1914-15 East Trenton Laurels Indep
1915-16 East Trenton Laurels Indep
1915-16 Trenton Marshalls Indep
1915-16 Trenton EBL 7 17 0 2 34 4.9
1916-17 TrentonDe Neri/Allentown EBL 30 23 0 12 46 1.5
1917-18 De Neri EBL 1 0 0 2 0 0.0
1917-18 East Trenton Laurels Indep
1918-19 Military Service
1919-20 Trenton EBL 39 75 105 244 .430 25 255 6.5
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre PSL 3 9 8 12 .667 3 26 8.7
1919-20 PassaicPaterson IBL 2 4 4 12 6.0
1920-21 Trenton EBL 21 56 51 119 .429 10 163 7.8
1920-21 Wilkes-Barre PSL 1 0 3 1 3 3.0
1921-22 Trenton EBL 45 127 106 229 .463 30 360 8.0
1922-23 Trenton EBL 22 57 51 96 .531 14 165 7.5
1922-23 Greenpoint MBL 26 48 56 152 5.8
1922-23 Brooklyn Knights of St.Anthony Indep
1923-24 GreenpointTrenton MBL 31 47 70 164 5.3
1923-24 Holy Name PBL 7 7 12 34 .353 1 26 3.7
1924-25 Greenpoint MBL 33 52 77 181 5.5
1924-25 Tri-Council PBL 27 54 77 130 .592 21 185 6.9
1924-25 Pottsville Big-Five AnBL 5 15 13 43 8.6
1925-26 Greenpoint MBL 28 40 49 129 4.6
1925-26 Trenton EBL 13 41 13 95 7.3
1926-26 Philadelphia Sphas Indep
1926-27 Greenpoint*Trenton NYN 20 31 55 117 5.9
1926-27 BaltimorePhiladelphia ABL 31 73 81 227 7.3
1927-28  Philadelphia ABL 48 142 51 335 7.0
1928-29 Trenton ABL 38 120 34 274 7.2
1928-29 Philadelphia Sphas Indep
1928-29 New York Beckman All-Stars Indep
1929-30 Syracuse ABL 3 13 2 28 9.3
1929-30 Wilmington EBL 10 47 30 124 12.4
1930-31 Wilmington TSBL 22 58 51 167 7.6
1931-32 JasperBridgetonCamden EBL 10 17 13 47 4.7
Major League Totals 486 1053 918 3024 6.2
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1921-22 Trenton EBL 3 1 8 10 3.3
1925-26 Greenpoint MBL 3 4 6 14 4.7
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 2 5 2 12 6.0
1930-31 Wilmington TSBL 5 12 9 33 6.6
Major League Totals 8 10 16 36 4.5

 

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