Pete Lalich

Peter T. Lalich (June 23, 1920 – February 1, 2008) was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Cleveland Rebels of the Basketball Association of America (now known as the National Basketball Association).[1]

Pete Lalich
Pete Lalich 1942.jpg
Personal information
Born(1920-06-23)June 23, 1920
Lorain, Ohio
DiedFebruary 1, 2008(2008-02-01) (aged 87)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Technical (Cleveland, Ohio)
CollegeOhio (1939–1942)
Playing career1942–1946
Career history
1942–1943Sheboygan Red Skins
1943–1944Cleveland Brass
1944–1945Pittsburgh Raiders
1945–1946Youngstown Bears
1946Cleveland Rebels
Stats at

College careerEdit

Pete played basketball and baseball at Ohio University and in 1987 was inducted into the Ohio University Athletics Hall of Fame.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pete played in one game for the Cleveland Rebels where he attempted one field goal and was credited with one personal foul.[3] He also played in the National Basketball League with the Sheboygan Redskins, the Cleveland Chase Brassmen, the Pittsburgh Raiders and the Youngstown Bears.[4]


He was the son of Serbian immigrants and his older brother, Nick Lalich, was also a professional basketball player for the 1945–46 Youngstown Bears in the NBL and was the leader of the OSS team that rescued about 550 downed air crews during World War II Operation Halyard, without losing a single life or a single plane.[5]

BAA career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Cleveland 1 .000 .000 .0 .0
Career 1 .000 .000 .0 .0


  1. ^ "Pete Lalich".
  2. ^ "OHIOBOBCATS.COM - Ohio Official Athletic Site - Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2014-07-19.
  3. ^ "Pete Lalich Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-09-25.
  4. ^ "He played pro basketball when it was a second job". Tampa Bay Times. February 8, 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Nick A. Lalich, 85, leader of OSS team that rescued downed air crews in WWII". The Baltimore Sun. May 15, 2001. Retrieved 14 June 2016.

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