STATISTICS & HISTORY
Bobby Vance was a school boy and independent baskball star in Attleboro, Massachusetts. In the fall of 1909, he entered Notre Dame University where he immediately stood out for his play on the basketball team. By January of 1910, Vance had departed to play professional basketball in the the Central Basketball League. In 1911, he began a four-year stint in the New York State Basketball League. Vance was a very talented scorer who soon developed a reputation for being disruptive that overshadowed his considerable basketball talents. During the 1915-16 season, Vance was the third leading scorer in the Pennsylvania State Basketball League, but he could find no takers in the league for his services the following season. Instead, he signed to play for Scranton in the minor-league level Intercounty league. Vance led the league in scoring by a wide margin and his team to the championship. With league play shutting down due to the onset of World War I in 1917, Vance agreed to play for Lew Wachter, the former Troy manager-coach, who was promoting basketball teams that barnstormed throughout New England. Vance had previously played for and against Wachter in the NYSL and they had become friends. Vance remained associated with Wachter through the early 1920’s, sometimes playing for him and sometimes leading an opposition team.
|BOBBY VANCE||Height:||5:09||Weight:||160||College:||Notre Dame’10|
|Robert Vance||Born:||1889||Died:||Hometown:||Attleboro, Ma.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|Major League Totals||228||602||438||1642||7.2|