Larry Bleach was an outstanding all around athlete at New York Textile High School. In February of 1932, he led the school to the New York City high school basketball championship and just two months later, in April , he pitched the Textile squad to the NYC high school baseball championship.  Bleach was a four-year starter at the University of Detroit, serving as captain in his senior season. After graduating in 1937, Bleach joined the Detroit Police department where he served for over twenty-five years. Bleach played independent basketball in Detroit into the mid-1940’s. He also made occasional appearances with the New York Rens and the Harlem Globetrotters when they toured in the Midwest. In 1939, Bleach was the Trotters’ leading scorer in the World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago.


LARRY BLEACH Height: 5:11 Weight: 185 College: Detroit U.’37
Laurance Benjamin Bleach Jr. Born:  Jul 16, 1912 Died:  Mar 15, 1991 Hometown: New York, NY
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1932-33 Detroit (Frosh) College
1933-34 Detroit College 6.6
1934-35 Detroit College
1935-36 Detroit College
1936-37 Detroit College
1937-38 Detroit Brewsters Indep
1938-39 Detroit Great Lakes Big Five Indep
1938-39 Detroit Brown Bombers Indep
1938-39 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1939-40 Detroit Great Lakes Big Five Indep
1939-40 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1940-41 Detroit Great Lakes Big Five Indep
1941-42 Detroit Brown Bombers Indep
1942-43 Detroit Colored Trojans Indep
1942-43 New York Rens Indep
1943-44 Detroit Police Indep
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1938-39 Harlem Globtrotters WBT 4 16 5 8 .625 37 9.3
Major League Totals 4 16 5 8 .625 37 9.3
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