The Original Celtics (no relation to the famous Boston Celtics) were a great barnstorming professional basketball team in the 1920s. The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Barnstorming was a popular form of entertainment in the 1920s in which Stunt pilots would perform tricks with airplanes, either individually or in groups called Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada
The team's roots lay in the New York Celtics team which disbanded during World War I. In 1918, James Furey reassembled his own team around a nucleus of those truly "original" Celtics, added other players mostly from the West Side of New York City, and defiantly called his new squad the Original Celtics. Baseball The United States curtails professional baseball September 2 in order to accelerate mobilization for war World Series They initially played in various struggling professional leagues, before becoming primarily a touring squad which traveled up to 150,000 miles a year while completing a 150-200 game schedule. They won some ninety percent of their games, finishing one year with the unbelievable record of 193-11-1.
The team's first dominant player was "Dutch" Dehnert, a 6'1" (1. Henry G "Dutch" Dehnert ( April 5, 1898 in New York New York - April 20, 1979 in Far Rockaway New York) was 85 m) standing guard who some credit with introducing the modern concept of pivot play. When ballhandling wizard Nat Holman (later to coach national championship teams at CCNY) was signed to play for then-coach John Whitty in 1922, the Original Celtics hit their stride. Nat Holman (b October 19, 1896 in New York NY –d February 12, 1995 in Bronx New York) was one of the early pro The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as John Whitty may refer to Larry Whitty, born John Lawrence Whitty British politician John Whitty (basketball, American basketball player Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Another "big man", Joe Lapchick, John Beckman, called the "Babe Ruth of basketball", George "Horse" Haggerty and speedy Davey Banks were other outstanding individual players on these squads. Joseph Bohomiel Lapchick (b April 12, 1900 in Yonkers New York &ndash d John Beckman ( October 22, 1895 in New York NY &ndash June 22, 1968 in Miami Florida) was an early professional
In 1926, the American Basketball League, developed by sports entrepreneur George Preston Marshall, effectively railroaded the team into joining their ranks, by prohibiting member teams from playing against them. Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. George Preston Marshall (1896 &ndash 1969 was the long-time owner and president of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL The Original Celtics responded by so dominating the league in their first two seasons there that the league forced them to break up, and apportioned their players to the other teams. This strategy backfired, game attendance plummeted and, further deflated by the Great Depression, the A. B. L. folded after the 1931 season. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The Original Celtics briefly reorganized as a barnstorming team in the 1930s, but never duplicated their initial glory. The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. They are often credited with extending the reach of basketball across America, and for instituting the importance of aggressive defensive play. As a group, the team was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball Athletics Marathon August 15 &mdash Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Men's Winner
At various times in their existence, the team played in the ABL, the Eastern Basketball League and the Metropolitan Basketball League. During the 1921/22 season, the team replaced the New York Giants, whose owner also owned the Whirlwinds during the 1st half. The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. During the 1922/23 season, the team took over the Atlantic City franchise when it was 4-7 and won five of six games before the Eastern League folded in January, 1923. They also competed in the Metropolitan League but dropped out of the league during the 1st half after going 12-0. During the 1926/27 season, the team replaced the Brooklyn Arcadians after 5 games, and took the name Brooklyn Celtics. The Brooklyn Arcadians were an American Basketball team based in Brooklyn New York that was a member of the American Basketball League. By the next season they had returned to the name, New York Celtics. After winning back-to-back ABL championships in 1926/27 and 1927/28, the team was broken up. An attempt to return the team for the 1929/30 season failed, and the team dropped out of the league during the 1st half on December 10, 1929. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
|1921/22||EBL||1st (2nd half)||Champions|
|1926/27||ABL||4th (1st half); 1st (2nd half)||Champions|