1944-45 Chicago American Gears Roster

National Basketball League (NBL)
Team Record: 14-16
Finishing 2nd in the NBL's West Division
Lost conference finals
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1944-45 Chicago American Gears Statistics
1944-45 Chicago American Gears Results

The Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League ended the 1944-45 season with a record of 14 wins and 16 losses, finishing second in the NBL's West Division.

The American Gears racked up 1,547 points and conceded 1,618. Stan Patrick netted a team-leading 458 points for Chicago, and Dick Triptow scored 8 or more per game, too. The 1944-45 Chicago American Gears lost in the conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Bill Ash
Connie BerryF-CApril 19, 19156'3"200North Carolina StateSpartanburg, SC USA
Elmer GainerF-C6'6"195DePaul
Nick HashuF-C-G6'1"195Valparaiso(ht) Hammond, IN USA
Raymond KrzoskaGOctober 28, 19186'2"190Milwaukee State TeachersJennings, WI USA
Bill McDonaldG-F6'3"190Marquette
Vince McGowanC-FAugust 12, 19136'6"208DePaul
John OrrG5'11"180St. Benedicts
Frank OtwayF6'4"205Chicago
Stan PatrickF-GMay 5, 19226'2"185IllinoisChicago, IL
Harry RoosG-FAugust 8, 19136'1"180none
Edward ScheiweG-FFebruary 25, 19185'11"170Wisconsin(ht) Chicago, IL USA
Joseph StampfC-FDecember 16, 19196'4"210Chicago
Chester StrumilloFMay 28, 19245'11"175Northwestern
John StylerF-C6'6"225none
Dick TriptowG-FNovember 3, 19226'0"170DePaul