Howard Price’s career spanned the  first decade of basketball in Philadelphia. In the early 1890’s,Price was the one of the best players in the city that was at the epicenter of the burgeoning new game of basketball. Price starred for the West Philadelphia YMCA, the most powerful team in the metropolitan area and the two-time champions of the Philadelphia District League. In 1896, Price was lured away by the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club to oversee a new club-sponsored basketball team.  Over the next three seasons Price, in the role of player-coach,  led the squad  to an outstanding record against the city’s best independent  teams.   In the fall of 1899, the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club team joined the professional Eastern Basketball League. The team struggled against the tough professional teams and Price was forced to resign at mid season.



HOWARD PRICE Height: 5:07 Weight: 145 College: None
Howard Linton Price Born:   Dec 12, 1873 Died: Jan 31, 1928 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1892-93 West Philadelphia YMCA
1893-94 West Philadelphia YMCA
1894-95 WEST Philadelphia YMCA
1895-96 West Philadelphia YMCA
1896-97 West Philadelphia Pennsylvania Bicycle Club Indep
1897-98 West Philadelphia Pennsylvania Bicycle Club Indep
1898-99 West Philadelphia Pennsylvania Bicycle Club Indep
1899-00 West Philadelphia Pennsylvania Bicycle Club NBL 7 8 20 36 5.1
Major League Totals 7 8 20 36 5.1


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