Chuck Huntington played professional basketball for a dozen seasons. 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 was recruited from the stands to play for the for the visiting team. 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. Huntington’s whimsical appearance in the game was a fitting footnote to the career of 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 for an upcoming game, it was Huntington who was the marquee player.


CHUCK HUNTINGTON Height: 6:03 Weight: 190 College: None
Charles Rowlwy Huntington Born: Sep 3,1902 Died:   Mar 11, 1959 Hometown: Troy, NY
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1923-24 Warnock’s All-Professionals Indep
1924-25 Stillwater Independents Indep
1924-25 Troy 105th Infantry National Guard Indep
1925-26 Troy HRL 5 7 3 17 3.4
1925-26 Warnock’s All-Professionals Indep
1925-26 Amsterdam Amaicus Indep
1925-26 Corinth Internationals Indep
1926-27 Corinth Internationals Indep
1927-28 AlbanyTroy MBL 6 8 6 22 3.7
1927-28 Glens Falls Trojan All Stars Indep
1927-28 Herkimer Mohawks Indep
1927-28 Utica Boosters Indep
1928-29 Lou Gehrig All Stars Indep
1928-29 Corinth Internationals Indep
1928-29 Utica Boosters Indep
1929-30 Corinth Internationals Indep
1929-30 Utica Boosters Indep
1929-30 Amsterdam Amaicus Indep
1930-31 Utica Boosters Indep
1931-32 Utica Boosters Indep
1933-34 Amsterdam Amaicus Indep
1934-35 Albany NYSL 2 0 0 0 0.0
1938-39 Jersey ABL 1 1 0 2 2.0
Major League Totals 7 9 6 24 3.4


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