Carl “Moon” Klinzing started his basketball career in 1915 as a member of the Pittsburgh South High School team that won the city scholastic championship. It was the beginning of a career that would keep Klinzing in the forefront of the Pittsburgh sports for the next two decades. After completing his  senior basketball season at Duquesne University in  the spring of 1922, Klinzing signed to play for The Second -Story Morrys. The team was  so named because they were sponsored by a downtown Pittsburgh clothing haberdasher named Morry Goldman whose apparel shop was on the second floor.  He became known as “Second Story Morry” and his team took the same name. In the early 1920s, the Second Story Morrys were one of the best basketball teams in Pittsburgh and Klinzing was the team’s best player. In 1926, Klinzing led the Morrys to the championship of  Central Basketball League. After retiring as a player in the early 1930’s, Klinzing  became a well-respected referee.


MOON KLINZING Height: 5:10 Weight: 195 College: Duquesne’22
Carl Martin Klinzing Born:  Jan 24, 1899      Died:  Nov 13, 1995 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Year Team League     GA FG  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1919-20 Duquesne College
1920-21 Duquesne College
1921-22 Duquesne College
1921-22 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1922-23 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1923-24 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1924-25 Butler Athletics WPL
1924-25 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1925-26 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1926-27 Pittsburgh CBL 24 66 69 201 8.4
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 7 12 17 41 5.9
1927-28 McKeesport Cyclers Indep
1928-29 Pittsburgh Morrys Indep
1928-29 Canton Indep
1929-30 Homestead Ackermans CBL
1930-31 Pittsburgh Fintex CBL
Major League Totals 31 78 86 242 7.8


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