William “Toots” Kronick was the longtime star of the North Adams’  Y.M.H.A basketball team.  North Adams, a town of about 13,000 in Western Massachusetts, was one of the dozens of small New England towns  that supported a semi-professional basketball team during the 1920s. Ever Saturday night during the winter, fans would pack the Odd Fellows Hall in to see the local team in action against a squad from a nearby town.  On special occasions, when a famous touring team, such as the New York Celtics, was the attraction,  the games would played at at the  State Armory Court in Adams.  After returning from military service in 1919, Kronick appeared in three New York State League  games.


TOOTS KRONICK Height: 5:08 Weight: 155 College: Bliss Business College’17
William Willie Kronick Born: Jun 1, 1899 Died: Sep 4, 1985 Hometown: North Adams, Ma.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1916-17 Bliss Business College College
1917-18 North Adams YMHA Indep
1917-18 North Adams YMHA AAU
1918-19 U.S. Navy Military Service
1919-20 Adams NYSL 3 2 4 8 2.7
1919-20 North Adams YMHA Indep
1920-21 North Adams YMHA Indep
1921-22 North Adams YMHA Indep
1922-23 Hoosick NNSL
1922-23 North Adams YMHA Indep
1923-24 North Adams YMHA Indep
1924-25 North Adams YMHA Indep
1925-26 North Adams YMHA Indep
Major League Totals 3 2 4 8 2.7


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