STATISTICS & HISTORY
After attending Southern Illinois University and service in World War II, Fred Campbell performed as a year around professional athlete from 1946 until 1951. He played basketball in the winter and minor league baseball in the summer. During the 1946-47 season, Campbell played with the Detroit Gems in the National Basketball League. At mid-season, he took over as player-coach of the struggling team, but the Gems won only one of their remaining twenty-eight games. During the 1947-48 season, Campbell was player-coach for the Detroit Vagabond-Kings, a barnstorming team. In 1948-49, Campbell returned to the NBL as a member of the Vagabond-Kings, but the team could win only 2 of their first 19 games and dropped out of the league. With Campbell as player-coach, the Vagabond-kings continued to barnstorm until 1953.
|FRED CAMPBELL||Height:||5:11||Weight:||175||College:||Southern Illinois’41|
|Fred Gaines Campbell||Born: Aug 8, 1920||Died: Dec 3, 2008||Hometown:||Herrin, Ill.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1942-45||U.S. Army||Military Service|
|Major League Totals||49||110||66||92||.717||286||5.8|