1946–47 Pittsburgh Ironmen season

The 1946–47 Pittsburgh Ironmen season was the only season of the Pittsburgh Ironmen of the Basketball Association of America. They finished with a record of 15-45.[1]

1946–47 Pittsburgh Ironmen season
Head coachPaul Birch
ArenaDuquesne Gardens
Results
Record15–45 (.250)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioKDKA

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Pittsburgh Ironmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 3 Abramovic, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1919-02-09 Salem International
F 4 Bytzura, Michael 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1922-06-18 LIU Brooklyn
G/F 15 Fabel, Joe 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1913-09-04 Pittsburgh
G/F 15 Frankel, Nat 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1913-11-03 Brooklyn College
C 9 Getchell, Gorham 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1920-08-14 Temple
F 6 Gunther, Coulby 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1923-02-05 Boston College
C 17 Jorgensen, Noble 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1925-05-18 Iowa
F/C 7 Jorgensen, Roger 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1920-09-02 Ohio State
G 5 Kappen, Tony 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1919-04-13 Forest Hills HS (NY)
G 12 Maravich, Press 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1920-08-20 Davis & Elkins College
G Melvin, Ed 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1916-02-13 Duquesne
G 6 Mihalik, Red 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1916-09-22 Ford City HS (PA)
F 7 Miller, Walt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1915-07-30 Duquesne
F/C 11 Mills, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1919-09-07 Western Kentucky
G 8 Noszka, Stan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1920-09-09 Duquesne
F/C 14−18 Zeller, Harry 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1919-07-10 Washington & Jefferson College
Head coach

Paul Birch


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1946–47 BAA records
Team BOS CHI CLE DET NYK PHI PIT PRO STL TOR WAS
Boston 0–6 2–4 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–1 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5
Chicago 6–0 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 3–3 3–4 4–2 1–5
Cleveland 4–2 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 1–5
Detroit 3–3 3–3 2–4 1–5 2–4 3–3 2–4 0–6 3–3 1–5
New York 2–4 3–3 2-4 5–1 2–4 6–0 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–4
Philadelphia 5–1 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 5–1 1–5
Pittsburgh 1–5 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–5 3–3 1–5 3–3 1–5
Providence 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 3–3 0–6
St. Louis 5–1 4–3 5–1 6–0 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–2 2–4 2–4
Toronto 2–4 2–4 0–6 3–3 3–3 1–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 1–5
Washington 5–1 5–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 5–1 5–1 6–0 4–2 5–1

Game logEdit

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 2 @ St. Louis 51–56 Harry Zeller (10) 0–1
2 November 4 Washington 56–71 John Abramovic (22) 0–2
3 November 7 @ Philadelphia 75–81 Moe Becker (20) 0–3
4 November 9 @ Providence 66–76 John Abramovic (16) 0–4
5 November 11 Providence 84–71 John Abramovic (26) 1–4
6 November 16 @ New York 62–64 (OT) John Abramovic (29) 1–5
7 November 18 Toronto 54–48 John Abramovic (22) 2–5
8 November 20 @ Detroit 54–53 Ed Melvin (13) 3–5
9 November 24 @ Cleveland 60–62 John Abramovic (14) 3–6
10 November 25 New York 46–62 Stan Noszka (10) 3–7
11 November 27 Cleveland 62–60 Becker, Mills (11) 4–7
12 November 28 @ Boston 55–59 Abramovic, Melvin, Mills (8) 4–8
13 November 30 @ Washington 40–49 Michael Bytzura (9) 4–9
14 December 2 Boston 44–46 Harry Zeller (11) 4–10
15 December 4 Chicago 46–57 Abramovic, Bytzura (11) 4–11
16 December 5 @ St. Louis 55–66 John Abramovic (15) 4–12
17 December 9 Detroit 58–66 John Abramovic (17) 4–13
18 December 13 @ Toronto 62–52 Coulby Gunther (17) 5–13
19 December 15 @ Chicago 75–84 Coulby Gunther (17) 5–14
20 December 16 St. Louis 55–66 Coulby Gunther (19) 5–15
21 December 22 Cleveland 78–74 (OT) Gunther, Kappen, Noszka, Zeller (16) 6–15
22 December 23 Boston 64–54 Stan Noszka (13) 7–15
23 December 26 @ Philadelphia 46–53 Stan Noszka (13) 7–16
24 December 30 Philadelphia 60–62 Coulby Gunther (20) 7–17
25 January 1 Cleveland 48–61 Harry Zeller (10) 7–18
26 January 6 Washington 49–63 Coulby Gunther (21) 7–19
27 January 8 Philadelphia 67–63 Coulby Gunther (25) 8–19
28 January 12 @ St. Louis 59–72 Coulby Gunther (20) 8–20
29 January 13 New York 50–53 Stan Noszka (18) 8–21
30 January 15 Providence 65–53 Stan Noszka (20) 9–21
31 January 20 Detroit 62–57 Stan Noszka (25) 10–21
32 January 23 @ Boston 43–48 Coulby Gunther (14) 10–22
33 January 25 @ Washington 71–84 Harry Zeller (18) 10–23
34 January 27 Providence 71–63 Coulby Gunther (26) 11–23
35 January 29 @ New York 60–64 Gunther, Kappen (11) 11–24
36 January 30 @ Boston 51–66 Coulby Gunther (16) 11–25
37 February 1 @ Providence 73–89 Tony Kappen (19) 11–26
38 February 3 St. Louis 68–63 John Abramovic (18) 12–26
39 February 5 Toronto 55–58 Coulby Gunther (17) 12–27
40 February 6 @ Chicago 85–109 Press Maravich (18) 12–28
41 February 8 @ Detroit 58–64 Coulby Gunther (17) 12–29
42 February 10 Washington 75–69 Coulby Gunther (24) 13–29
43 February 12 Chicago 82–101 John Abramovic (20) 13–30
44 February 14 @ Toronto 73–84 John Abramovic (18) 13–31
45 February 15 @ Providence 72–82 Coulby Gunther (32) 13–32
46 February 17 Detroit 63–59 Coulby Gunther (20) 14–32
47 February 20 @ Philadelphia 66–78 John Abramovic (18) 14–33
48 February 21 @ New York 49–77 Coulby Gunther (14) 14–34
49 February 22 @ Washington 61–93 Press Maravich (15) 14–35
50 February 24 Philadelphia 67–69 Coulby Gunther (17) 14–36
51 February 26 Cleveland 53–74 Stan Noszka (16) 14–37
52 March 3 Chicago 66–69 Stan Noszka (18) 14–38
53 March 5 Toronto 60–63 Coulby Gunther (27) 14–39
54 March 6 @ Chicago 71–72 Coulby Gunther (21) 14–40
55 March 11 @ Cleveland 72–78 Coulby Gunther (30) 14–41
56 March 18 @ Toronto 70–64 Coulby Gunther (22) 15–41
57 March 19 St. Louis 54–79 John Abramovic (12) 15–42
58 March 22 @ Detroit 65–85 Coulby Gunther (20) 15–43
59 March 24 New York 51–65 Coulby Gunther (13) 15–44
60 March 26 Boston 61–74 Coulby Gunther (16) 15–45

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

December 12, 1946
To Pittsburgh Ironmen
Tony Kappen[2]
To Boston Celtics
Moe Becker

ReferencesEdit