Anderson Packers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Anderson Packers
Leagues NBL: 1946–1949
NBA: 1949–1950
NPBL: 1950–1951
Founded 1946
History 1946–51
Arena Anderson High School Wigwam
Location Anderson, Indiana
Team colors Dark Red, Navy Blue, White               
Head coach Murray Mendenhall
Championships 1 NBL championship
Uniforms
Kit body thindkbluesides.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts darkbluesides 2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts.png
Team colours
Away

The Anderson Packers, also known as the Anderson Duffey Packers and the Chief Anderson Meat Packers, was a professional basketball team based in Anderson, Indiana, in the 1940s and 1950s.

The team was founded and owned by brothers Ike W. and John B. Duffey, founders of meat packing company Duffey Farms, Inc., which had purchased the Hughes-Curry Packing Co. of Anderson in 1946, at which time the brothers founded the Anderson Packers. John Duffey was president of the club, and Ike was its secretary-treasurer. The Duffeys profitably sold their Anderson packing plant three years later, although they retained ownership of the team until its demise.[1]

The Packers played in the National Basketball League from 1946 to 1949. The team moved into the National Basketball Association for the 1949–50 season. The franchise withdrew from the NBA on April 11, 1950 when the organization was absorbed by the league.[2]

After that season the team moved to the National Professional Basketball League, which folded entirely at the end of their only (1950-1951) season.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win–Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
Anderson Packers (NBL)
1946–47 24 20 0.545 Did not qualify
1947–48 42 18 0.700 4–2 Lost in Semifinals
1948–49 49 15 0.766 6–1 NBL Champions
Anderson Packers (NBA)
1949–50 37 27 0.578 4–4 Lost in Semifinals
Anderson Packers (NPBL)
1950–51 22 22 0.500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Max A. (Spring 2013). "Running a Railroad for Fun". Classic Trains 14 (1): 32–37. 
  2. ^ "Anderson Leaves Pro Hoop Ranks". Spokane Daily Chronicle. 1950-04-11. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 

External links[edit]