BILL REEVES

BILL REEVES Height: 5:10 Weight: 165 College: Danville Normal(In)’32
William Orville Reeves Born:  Dec 5, 1904 Died:   Dec 16, 1983 Hometown: West Point, In..
Brother of Floyd Reeves REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1928-29 Danville Normal College
1929-30 Danville Normal College
1930-31 Danville Normal College
1931-32 Danville Normal College
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 8 9 6 24 3.0
1933-34 Akron Firestone Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestone Indep
1934-35 Lafayette Monon AC Indep
1935-36 Akron Firestones MBC 18 32 15 79 4.4
1936-37 Akron Firestones MBC 16 20 4 44 2.8
1937-38 Akron Firestones NBL 8 5 4 14 1.8
1938-39 Columbus Hilltop Merchants Indep
Major League Totals 42 57 23 137 3.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 3 1 2 4 1.3
1935-36 Akron Firestones MBC 2 1 2 4 2.0
1936-37 Akron Firestones MBC 2 2 1 5 2.5
1937-38 Akron Firestones NBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 5 3 3 9 1.8

GERALD FITZGERALD

GERALD FITZGERALD Height: 5:09 Weight: 140 College: None
Gerald Joseph Fitzgerald Born: Oct 18, 1893 Died:  Feb 7, 1976 Hometown: Springfield, Ma.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1913-14 Windsor Locks CSBL 7 26 17 69 9.9
1914-15 Springfield Turners Indep
1915-16 Indepdd
1916-17 Springfield Braves Indep
1917-19 Springfield Red Tops Indep
1919-20 Springfield IL 9 8 0 16 1.8
1920-21 Springfield IL 12 13 16 42 3.5
1921-22 Springfield IL 12 15 4 34 2.8 #
1922-23 Springfield IL 5 13 12 38 7.6
1923-24 Springfield Pros Indep
Major League Totals 38 49 32 130 3.4

PETE JORDAN

 

 

PETE JORDAN Height: 6:01 Weight: 165 College: Earlham’36
Maurice Cammack Jordan Born: Jul 17, 1913    Died:  Mar 5, 1992 Hometown: Fountain City , In.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1033-34 Earlham College
1934-35 Earlham College
1935-36 Earlham College
1937-38 Richmond NBL 2 5 1 11 5.5
Major League Totals 2 5 1 11 5.5

 

### SMITH

### SMITH Height: Weight: College:
Born:  Died: Hometown:
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1907-08 St.Luke PBL 2 2 3 7 3.5

TEDDY FALDA

 

TEDDY FALDA Height: 6:00 Weight: 180 College: None
Theodore Edward Falda Born:  Jan 2, 1920 Died:  Sep 7, 1896 Hometown: Whiting, In.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1938-39 Hammond Phil Smidt’s Indep
1939-40 Hammond McNamara Five Indep
1940-41 Hammond NBL 3 1 0 2 0.7
1940-41 Hammond St. Adelbert’s Indep
1940-41 Hammond Phil Smidt’s Indep
1941-42 Whiting Kampos Indep
1941-42 Whiting Indep
1941-42 Whiting Sinclair Refiners Indep
1941-42 Whiting Peter’s Tavern Indep
1945-46 Whiting Standard Oil Indep
1946-47 Whiting Maypis All Stars Indep
Major League Totals 3 1 0 2 0.7

 

FRED ARNDT

 

FRED ARNDT Height: 6:00 Weight: 160 College: Purdue’36
Frederick Edward Arndt Jr. Born:  Feb 24, 1917 Died:  Oct 9, 2002 Hometown: Hammond, In.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1934-35 Munster Brook House Five Indep
1935-36 Purdue College
1936-37 Jammond Indep
1937-38 Hammond Spud Chandler Memorial Five Indep
1947-38 Hammond Optimists Indep
PLAYOFFS
1937-38 Whiting NBL 2 1 0 2 1.0
Major League Totals 2 1 0 2 1.0

 

ARNIE JOHNSON

Arnie Johnson was an NAIA  All-American at Bemidji State, a small college in Minnesota. AFter service in World War II, Johnson played one year of AAU ball, and then in the fall of 1946, signed a contract with the Rochester Royals, where he would spend his entire seven-year pro basketball career. Nicknamed “the Bulldozer” by his teammates, Johnson was a tenacious  defender and outstanding rebounder. His defense was relentless, and he was adept at setting  bone-crunching screens for the benefit of his future Hall of Fame teammates, Bob Davies and Red Holzman. The Royals lived up to their nickname. A star-studded roster, season after season produced a team that always competed for the championship,  but season after season was frustrated in their quest for a title by one of the greatest team in history of professional basketball, the Minneapolis Lakers. In three separate seasons, the Royals lost to the Lakers in the finals. Finally, in 1951, Rochester overcame its nemesis, Minneapolis,  in the Division finals and went on to capture the NBA title by defeating the New York Knicks in the Championship series.

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ARNIE JOHNSON Height: 6:06 Weight: 240 College: Bemidji State’42
Arnold Lyle Johnson Born: May 17, 1920      Died: Jun 6, 2000 Hometown: Gonvick, Mn.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Bemidji State College
1940-41 Bemidji State College
1941-42 Bemidji State College
1942-45 U.S. Army Air Corp. Military Service
1945-46 Denver Ambrose Jelly Makers AAU
1946-47 Rochester NBL 32 68 68 98 .694 234 3.4
1947-48 Rochester NBL 57 101 97 146 .664 299 5.2
1948-49 Rochester BAA 60 156 199 284 .701 80 511 8.5
1949-50 Rochester BAA 68 149 200 294 .680 141 498 7.3
1950-51 Rochester BAA 68 185 269 371 .725 175 639 9.4
1951-52 Rochester BAA 66 178 301 387 .778 182 657 10.0
1952-53 Rochester BAA 70 140 303 405 .748 153 583 8.3
Major League Totals 421 977 1437 1985 .724 3391 8.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1947-48 Rochester NBL 11 23 20 24 .833 66 6.0
1948-49 rRochester NBL 4 11 16 22 .727 7 38 9.5
1949-50 Rochester NBA 2 6 8 12 .667 5 20 10.0
1950-51 Rochester NBA 14 48 61 78 .782 40 157 11.2
1951-52 Rochester NBA 6 8 23 32 .719 24 39 6.5
1952-53 Rochester NBA 3 4 16 21 .762 6 24 8.0
Major League Totals 40 100 144 189 .762 344 8.6

FRED GIEG

Fred Gieg  was a schoolboy athletic star in Millville, Jersey. He was recruited to attend Pennington Seminary, a private school near Trenton, New Jersey where he attracted considerable attention for his success in sports. In the fall of 1908, he dropped out of school, and at the  age of 18 and signed to play professional basketball in the Central  Basketball League. In 1909, he enrolled at Swarthmore College where he received acclaim as one  of the  greatest all-around collegiate athletes of his era. Over the course of his years at Swarthmore, he was  elected captain of the baseball , basketball and football teams. In 1912, he was named to the football and basketball All-American teams. In the spring of 1913, he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. Within three months, he was hired by an engineering firm in Philadelphia, then was named as the head football coach at Swarthmore and also signed to play professional basketball with the Trenton Tigers of the Eastern Basketball League. His coaching career at Swarthmore ended after two losing seasons, but Gieg became a star in pro basketball. At 6”1″ and just over 200 pounds, he was usually the  biggest man on the court. He possessed an anomalous combination of size and speed that made him a powerful defender.  Despite his  success in the pro game, he retired after just two seasons to devote full time to his business career. After sitting out for one year,  he was lured back to  Trenton for the 1916-17 season, but then retired for good at the age of 27.

 

FRED GIEG Height: 6:01 Weight: 205 College: Swarthmore’13
 Louis Frederick Gieg Born: Feb 7, 1890    Died: Apr, 29 1966 Hometown: Millville, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League   GA  FGM  FTM  FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1906-07 Millville Indep
1907-08 Pennington Seminary Prep
1908-09 Pennington  Seminary Prep
1908-09 Millville Indep
1908-09 EastLiverpoolSouth SideGreensburg CBL  32     53       0    106      3.3
1908-09 Trenton/Camden Indep
1909-10 Swarthmore College
1910-11 Swarthmore College
1911-12 Swarthmore College
1911-12 Kingston HRL 1 2 0 4 4.0
1912-13  Swrathnore College
1913-14 Trenton EBL 42 38 0 76 1.8
1914-15  Trenton EBL  36 32        0     31      64     1.8
1915-16 Trenton EBL      1        0        0       2        0     0.0
1916-17  Trenton EBL     37     56        0     34    112    3.0
Major League Totals 149 181 0 362 2.4

 

 

 

JACKE FALLE

 

JACKE FALLE Height: 5:06 Weight: 150 College: None
John Edward Falle Born: Mar 5, 1886 Died:  May 16, 1968 Hometown: Troy, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1910-11 Troy Ilium Five Indep
1013-14  Troy NYSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1917-18 U.S. Army Military Service
Major League Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0

### WHALEN

### WHALEN Height: Weight: College:
Born:  Died: Hometown:
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1944-45 Trenton ABL 1 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0.0
Major League Totals 1 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0.0
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