Thursday, November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 Boston Celtics Play Football

Several Boston Celtics also tried out for pro football......

John Havlicek
was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 1962 NFL Draft. He played in several exhibition games that summer before the Browns released him.

K.C. Jones
tried out for the Rams in 1958 after coming out of the Army. He injured a thigh muscle and then went back to basketball.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017 Hockey Colorizations

Happy Labor Day Weekend to everyone....

had some time this weekend and while cleaning up I found a CD with scans of a hockey collection I bought about 10 years ago and sold on Ebay....lots of B&W minor league photos and programs from the 1930s to 60s. While looking over the images, I found there were a lot of interesting uniforms and these were crying out for some color, so with some free time, here goes......

1958 Vancouver Canucks WHL Champions

1961 Omaha Knights

1962 Nashville Dixie Flyers
Pictured are Eddie Dudych, George Knioelberg, Flo Pilote, Emile Gilles

Pete Tkachuk Seattle Ironmen 1950

Chuck Blair Pittsburgh Hornets

Danny Grant Houston Apollos 1967

Eddie Wiseman Chicago Shamrocks 1930


Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21, 2017 "Friends of Ray Peters" Garry Roggenburk and Gordon Lund

Garry Roggenburk
played for the Twins, Red Sox and Pilots from 1963-1969. He was also a star basketball player at Dayton, leading them to the 1962 NIT title and was drafted by the Warriors.

Gordon Lund  
was signed by the Cleveland Indians as a free agent in 1960 and played in the Indians organization until 1967, where he played in 3 games that season. He again played in the majors with the Seattle Pilots, appearing in 20 games in 1969 before finishing his career with the Angels organization in 1970