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Topic:  RE: Frank Baumholtz vs. Stan ‘The Man’ Musial

Topic:  RE: Frank Baumholtz vs. Stan ‘The Man’ Musial
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JSF
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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Baumholtz vs. Stan ‘The Man’ Musial
   Posted: 10/5/2020 2:38:51 AM 
Otto Graham also played basketball then and I bet he'd feel pretty comfortable from range.

If I had to guess who would've benefitted the most in that time period, I'd say Bob Davies.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Baumholtz vs. Stan ‘The Man’ Musial
   Posted: 10/5/2020 12:38:30 PM 
JSF wrote:
Otto Graham also played basketball then and I bet he'd feel pretty comfortable from range.

If I had to guess who would've benefitted the most in that time period, I'd say Bob Davies.


Davies is an interesting choice, and would probably have been in the running for the three-point scoring leadership. His team played in the same NIT as OHIO in 1941. Seton Hall was eliminated in the semifinals by LIU, the team that defeated the Bobcats in the championship game. Baumholtz was MVP.

Edit -- Found this quote in the Pro-Basketball Encyclopedia:

"Frank Baumholtz was a first-team All American at Ohio University in 1941. He led the Bobcats to the 1941 finals of the National Invitational Tournament. After military service in World War II, Baumholtz turned to professional basketball in 1945 and finished among the top-ten scorers his first two years in the game. On top of his scoring prowess, Baumholtz was admired for his hustle and positive attitude, which . . . made him extremely popular with teammates and fans alike. Despite his success, he gave up pro basketball after just two seasons to concentrate on baseball. During his ten-year major league career, he played for Cincinnati, Chicago and Philadelphia and posted a .290 career batting average."

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  Message Not Read  RE: Frank Baumholtz vs. Stan ‘The Man’ Musial
   Posted: 10/5/2020 8:53:57 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
JSF wrote:
Otto Graham also played basketball then and I bet he'd feel pretty comfortable from range.

If I had to guess who would've benefitted the most in that time period, I'd say Bob Davies.


Davies is an interesting choice, and would probably have been in the running for the three-point scoring leadership. His team played in the same NIT as OHIO in 1941. Seton Hall was eliminated in the semifinals by LIU, the team that defeated the Bobcats in the championship game. Baumholtz was MVP.

Edit -- Found this quote in the Pro-Basketball Encyclopedia:

"Frank Baumholtz was a first-team All American at Ohio University in 1941. He led the Bobcats to the 1941 finals of the National Invitational Tournament. After military service in World War II, Baumholtz turned to professional basketball in 1945 and finished among the top-ten scorers his first two years in the game. On top of his scoring prowess, Baumholtz was admired for his hustle and positive attitude, which . . . made him extremely popular with teammates and fans alike. Despite his success, he gave up pro basketball after just two seasons to concentrate on baseball. During his ten-year major league career, he played for Cincinnati, Chicago and Philadelphia and posted a .290 career batting average."


He should probably be in both Hallof Fames.
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