Danny Sexton appeared  in just two major league professional basketball games, but during his ten year basketball career he played for over twenty-five AAU, independent and semi-professional teams in the New York Metropolitan area. Throughout most of the 1930’s, Sexton also played semi-professional football and baseball in and around New York. Sexton never became a professional athlete in the usual sense of the term, but for a decade he was paid to play on sport teams virtually year around.  In the greater New York area during the 1930’s, there was a complicated maze of hundreds  of  organized basketball teams. Some were identified as professional, some as amateur, but the better players, such as Sexton, moved seamlessly back and forth. Midway through the 1936-37 season,  Sexton was banned from playing with the  Manhasset Red Birds, an amateur  squad, but that was an unusual occurrence.  During World War II, Sexton served as a an army military policeman. For much of the war, Sexton was the chief motorcycle officer for General Mark Clark. After the war, Sexton remained in law enforcement as a city policeman and a New York State Trooper.


DANNY SEXTON Height: 6:02 Weight: 220 College: None
Daniel Francis Sexton Born:   Nov 1, 1913 Died:  Apr 6, 1959 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1931-32 Our Lady of Grace AAU
1931-32 Woodhaven Casey Big Five Indep
1931-32 Long Island Celtics Indep
1932-33 Woodhaven Casey Big Five Indep
1932-33 Ozone Park Cardinals AAU
1933-34 Ozone Park Cardinals AAU
1933-34 Queen Holy Trinty CC Indep
1933-34 Queens East Side Big Five Indep
1934-35 Brooklyn ABL 2 4 0 8 4.0
1934-35 Ozone Park Cardinals AAU
1924-35 Richmond Hill Highland Park Yankees Indp
1935-36 Columbus Council Caseys Indep
1935-36 Brooklyn Bay Ridge Donogon Caseys Indep
1935-36 Alabama Pitts All-Stars Indep
1935-36 Detroit Clowns Indep
1936-37 Brooklyn Americans Indep
1936-17 Brooklyn Imperials Indep
1936-37 Morris Park Caseys Indep
1936-37 Brooklyn Flatbush Boys Club Indep
1936-37 Manhasset Red Birds AAU
1937-38 House of David Indep
1938-39 Queens Paretti LIPL
1938-39 Jamaica Washington Place Indep
1939-40 Our Lady of Perpectual Help LIPL
1939-40 Glenn Morris AA Indep
1939-40 Jamaica Hebrews Indep
1939-40 Long Island Farmers Tramps Indep
1940-41 Our Lady of Perpetual Help LIPL
Major League Totals 2 4 0 8 4.0
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