In the mid 1890s,  Charles ” Charlie” Newcomb was one of the  better players in Camden, New Jersey,  a hotbed of of early professional basketball. A big man, by the standards  of the era, Newcomb was a standing guard, the primary defender on a team, who always guarded the opponents’ best shooter. When Newcomb retired from basketball in 1900,  he started competing in the sport of trapshooting  and quickly became one of the most prominent clay-target shooters in the early part of the 20th century, collecting over 1,000 prizes during his career. Newcomb was called the The” Ty Cobb” of skeet shooting. He was a Member of winning team at 1910 World’s Championship Cup in Atlantic City; 1914, Indoor Championship, Madison Square Garden; 1915, Clay Target title at the Grand American in Chicago; 1915 and the  1917, Canadian National Exhibition champion; 1931 and 1933. Newcomb  was elected to the National Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 1999.


CHARLIE NEWCOMB Height: 6:00 Weight: 175 College: None
Charles Henry Newcomb Born:  Jan 1, 1874 Died:  Dec 19, 1947 Hometown: Camden, NJ
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1895-95 Camden Indep
1896-97 Camden Indep
1897-98 Camden Indep
1898-99 Camden NBL 11 6 3 15 1.4
1899-00 Camden Indep
Major League Totals 11 6 3 15 1.4




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