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1938-39 NBL Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G
Eastern Division           
Akron Firestone Non-Skids* 24 3 .889 44.6 35.9
Akron Goodyear Wingfoots 14 14 .500 10.5 34.1 35.5
Cleveland White Horses (1) 14 14 .500 10.5 36.7 38.1
Pittsburgh Pirates 13 14 .481 11.0 36.9 39.3
Western Division           
Oshkosh All-Stars* 17 11 .607 41.2 36.1
Indianapolis Kautskys 13 13 .500 3.0 43.3 43.6
Sheboygan Redskins 11 17 .393 6.0 35.6 37.6
Hammond Ciesar All-Americans 4 24 .143 13.0 34.7 40.6

(1) Started the season as the Warren Penns before moving to Cleveland, OH.

Playoffs

Team & Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Record Team Opponent
Rk Team G W L W-L% FG FT FTA PTS PPG FG FT FTA PTS PPG
1 Akron Firestone Non-Skids* 27 24 3 .889 490 223 1203 44.6 969 35.9
2 Oshkosh All-Stars* 28 17 11 .607 448 258 1154 41.2 1011 36.1
3 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots 28 14 14 .500 367 220 954 34.1 994 35.5
4 Cleveland White Horses 28 14 14 .500 406 216 1028 36.7 1068 38.1
5 Indianapolis Kautskys 26 13 13 .500 449 227 1125 43.3 1134 43.6
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 27 13 14 .481 394 207 995 36.9 1061 39.3
7 Sheboygan Redskins 28 11 17 .393 392 212 996 35.6 1053 37.6
8 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans 28 4 24 .143 367 238 972 34.7 1137 40.6
League Average 28 14 14 .500 414 225 1053 38.3 1053 38.3

League Leaders

Games
1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 28
  Paul Sokody-SHR 28
  Herman Witasek-OAS 28
  Edward Dancker-SHR 28
5. Scott Armstrong-OAS 27
  Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 27
  Felix Preboski-OAS 27
  Bill Laughlin-CWH 27
  Bill Holland-CWH 27
  Walter Stankey-CWH 27
  Frank Maury-CWH 27
12. Ed Mullen-OAS 26
  Buddy Jeannette-CWH 26
  James Kuplic-SHR 26
  Otto Kolar-SHR 26
  Jewell Young-INK 26
17. Charles Bloedorn-AGW 25
  Irving Terjesen-AFN 25
19. Russell Ochsenhirt-AGW 24
  Vince McGowan-HCA 24
  Gerard Bush-AFN 24
  James Birr-INK 24
  Alfred Bonniwell-AFN 24
  Frank Linskey-OAS 24
  Howard Cable-AFN 24
  William Jesko-PTS 24
  John Posewitz-SHR 24
  Raymond Adams-OAS 24
  Charley Shipp-AGW 24
Field Goals
1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 124
2. Howard Cable-AFN 99
3. Walter Stankey-CWH 97
4. Jewell Young-INK 96
5. Bill Laughlin-CWH 92
6. Paul Sokody-SHR 88
7. John Sines-INK 86
8. Paul Birch-PTS 85
9. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 83
10. Frank Baird-INK 81
11. Charles Bloedorn-AGW 79
12. Louis Boudreau-HCA 78
  John Moir-AFN 78
14. James Birr-INK 77
15. Felix Preboski-OAS 76
16. Jack Ozburn-AFN 75
17. Bill Holland-CWH 73
18. William Jesko-PTS 66
19. Scott Armstrong-OAS 65
20. Edward Dancker-SHR 63
21. Charley Shipp-AGW 59
22. Otto Kolar-SHR 57
23. Herman Witasek-OAS 56
24. Buddy Jeannette-CWH 54
25. Walt Miller-PTS 52
Free Throws
1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 86
2. Jewell Young-INK 72
3. Buddy Jeannette-CWH 65
4. Howard Cable-AFN 64
5. Paul Birch-PTS 51
6. Joe Sotak-HCA 48
  Bill Laughlin-CWH 48
8. Paul Sokody-SHR 47
9. Charles Bloedorn-AGW 46
10. Vince McGowan-HCA 45
11. Walt Miller-PTS 44
12. John Sines-INK 43
13. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 38
14. Talmadge Bennett-AGW 37
15. Edward Dancker-SHR 36
  Scott Armstrong-OAS 36
  Felix Preboski-OAS 36
18. Bill Holland-CWH 34
  Jack Ozburn-AFN 34
20. Louis Boudreau-HCA 33
21. Herman Witasek-OAS 29
22. James Birr-INK 28
23. Raymond Adams-OAS 26
  Gerard Bush-AFN 26
  John Moir-AFN 26
Points
1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 334
2. Jewell Young-INK 264
3. Howard Cable-AFN 262
4. Bill Laughlin-CWH 232
5. Paul Sokody-SHR 223
6. Paul Birch-PTS 221
7. Walter Stankey-CWH 219
8. John Sines-INK 215
9. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 204
  Charles Bloedorn-AGW 204
11. Louis Boudreau-HCA 189
12. Felix Preboski-OAS 188
13. Jack Ozburn-AFN 184
14. James Birr-INK 182
  John Moir-AFN 182
16. Frank Baird-INK 181
17. Bill Holland-CWH 180
18. Buddy Jeannette-CWH 173
19. Scott Armstrong-OAS 166
20. Edward Dancker-SHR 162
21. William Jesko-PTS 151
22. Walt Miller-PTS 148
23. Joe Sotak-HCA 142
  Charley Shipp-AGW 142
25. Vince McGowan-HCA 141
  Herman Witasek-OAS 141

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Leroy Edwards
Rookie of the Year: Jewell Young

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Paul Birch
Gerard Bush
Howard Cable
Leroy Edwards
John Sines
2nd Team
Charles Bloedorn
John Moir
Jack Ozburn
Charley Shipp
Jewell Young