STATISTICS & HISTORY
Chuck Huntington played professional basketball for a dozen seasons, but by December of 1938 he had been retired for four years. A few days before Christmas, Huntington went to see an American Basketball League game between his hometown Troy Haymakers and the visiting Union City Reds who showed up with only four players because the car carrying the remainder of the team had been involved in an accident. With the stands full, neither team wanted a forfeit, so Huntington ended on the floor playing for the visitors. While he was not in very good shape, Huntington managed to play a credible game and scored a basket that turned out to be the margin of the Reds’ 34-33 win over the home team.
The whimsical end to Huntington’s career was a fitting sendoff for a a popular player who enjoyed a reputation as a hard worker and good teammate. While he only played in seven major league games, Huntington was considered a star in the upstate New York independent basketball world of the 1920s and 1930s. When strong independent teams such as the Corinth Internationals, the Amsterdam Amaicus or the Utica Boosters appeared in an newspaper ad, it was Huntington who was the marquee player.
|Charles Rowlwy Huntington||Born: 1903||Died: Mar 11, 1959||Hometown:||Lansingburg, NY|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1924-25||Troy 105th Infantry National Guard||Indep|
|1927-28||Glens Falls Trojan All Stars||Indep|
|1928-29||Lou Gehrig All Stars||Indep|
|Major League Totals||7||9||6||24||3.4|