STATISTICS & HISTORY
“Long Tom” Riley was a better than average Turn of the Century New England basketball player. Riley was huge man, by the standards of the era, at six-feet-two and two hundred and ten pounds. Riley spent the early seasons of his career playing with an independent team in his home town of Ware, Massachusetts. Riley spent the 1902-03 season with the Ware team in the tough Massachusetts Basketball League. Riley lead the team in scoring despite the presence of Ed Wachter and Jimmy Williamson, two of the very top pro stars, on the roster. Riley spent the later year of his career playing with Wachter for an independent team in Brattleboro, Vermont.
|Thomas Joseph Riley||Born: Mar, 1879||Died: Aug 8, 1914||Hometown:||Ware, Ma.|
|Brother of Timothy Riley||REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|“Long Tom” Riley|
|1901-02||Westfield Social Club||Indep|
|Major League Totals||31||51||102||204||6.6|