1948–49 Baltimore Bullets season

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1948–49 Baltimore Bullets season
Head coach Buddy Jeannette
Arena Baltimore Coliseum
Results
Record 29–31 (.483)
Place Division: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1948–49 BAA season was the Bullets' 2nd season in the NBA/BAA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1948 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Walt Budko F/C  United States Columbia
Darrell Brown F  United States Humboldt State
Jake Carter F/C  United States East Texas State
Joe Holland F  United States Kentucky
Dan Kraus G  United States Georgetown
Herb Krautblatt G  United States Rider

Roster[edit]

1948–49 Baltimore Bullets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 4 Brown, Darrell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1923-03-14 Humboldt State
F/C 12 Budko, Walt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1925-07-30 Columbia
G/F 8 Ezersky, Johnny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Rhode Island
F Holcomb, Doug 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1925-02-09 Wisconsin
G 6 Jeannette, Buddy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1917-09-15 Washington & Jefferson
G 15 Kraus, Dan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1923-02-13 Georgetown
G 9 Krautblatt, Herb 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1926-11-19 Rider
G/F 5 Lewis, Freddie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1921-01-06 Eastern Kentucky
C 7 Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1922-06-16 Georgetown
F/C Martin, Don 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1920-02-07 Central Missouri State
F/C 14 Mogus, Leo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1921-04-13 Youngstown State
F/C 10 Pelkington, Jake 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1916-01-03 Manhattan
G/F 8 Rader, Howie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1921-03-29 Long Island
G/F 14 Ramsey, Ray 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1921-07-18 Bradley
G/F 3 Reiser, Chick 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1914-12-17 NYU
F/C 11 Simmons, Connie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1925-03-15
G/F 5/7 Stutz, Stan 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1920-04-14 Rhode Island
G 9 Tanenbaum, Sid 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1925-10-08 NYU
G/F 4 Tidrick, Hal 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1915-08-04 Washington & Jefferson
F/C 15 Toomay, Jack 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1922-08-09 Pacific
F 9 Torgoff, Irv 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1917-03-06 Long Island
Head coach

Buddy Jeannette


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1948–49 BAA records
Team BAL BOS CHI FWP IND MIN NYK PHI PRO ROC STL WAS
Baltimore 4–2 1–4 4–1 5–0 1–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 3–3
Boston 2–4 0–5 4–1 3–2 2–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 1–4 3–2 1–5
Chicago 4–1 5–0 4–2 5–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–4 3–3 3–2
Fort Wayne 1–4 1–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 1–4 5–0 4–1 0–6 1–4 2–3
Indianapolis 0–5 2–3 1-5 3–3 0–6 1–4 1–4 4–1 1–5 3–3 2–3
Minneapolis 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–2 2–3
New York 4–2 3–3 2–3 4–1 4–1 1–4 2–4 5–1 1–4 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 3–2 0–5 4–1 1–4 4–2 6–0 0–5 3–2 2–4
Providence 4–2 3–3 0–5 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–5 0–6 2–3 0–5 0–6
Rochester 4–1 4–1 4–2 6–0 5–1 2–4 4–1 5–0 3–2 6–0 2–3
St. Louis 3–2 2–3 3–3 4–1 3–3 2–4 2–3 2–3 5–0 0–6 2–3
Washington 3–3 5–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–2 4–2 6–0 3–2 3–2

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 4 Minneapolis 72–84 Connie Simmons (19) 0–1
2 November 6 @ Chicago 69–82 Mahnken, Stutz (17) 0–2
3 November 7 @ Fort Wayne 78–77 Chick Reiser (20) 1–2
4 November 9 @ Indianapolis 65–64 Buddy Jeannette (22) 2–2
5 November 11 Washington 68–70 Walt Budko (15) 2–3
6 November 13 @ New York 87–91 Walt Budko (22) 2–4
7 November 18 New York 55–67 Connie Simmons (15) 2–5
8 November 19 vs St. Louis 72–82 Connie Simmons (20) 2–6
9 November 20 @ St. Louis 85–64 Hal Tidrick (14) 3–6
10 November 21 @ Minneapolis 81–94 Lewis, Simmons (17) 3–7
11 November 23 @ Rochester 90–108 Connie Simmons (28) 3–8
12 November 25 Fort Wayne 69–64 Fred Lewis (16) 4–8
13 November 27 @ Providence 91–71 Connie Simmons (21) 5–8
14 December 2 Indianapolis 90–78 Reiser, Simmons (15) 6–8
15 December 4 @ Washington 82–83 Connie Simmons (22) 6–9
16 December 8 @ Philadelphia 83–78 Connie Simmons (19) 7–9
17 December 9 Philadelphia 92–91 Hal Tidrick (17) 8–9
18 December 11 @ New York 71–72 Jake Pelkington (21) 8–10
19 December 13 vs Chicago 70–75 Walt Budko (20) 8–11
20 December 14 vs Indianapolis 88–75 Hal Tidrick (24) 9–11
21 December 16 St. Louis 82–85 (OT) Simmons, Tidrick (17) 9–12
22 December 17 @ Boston 74–63 Lewis, Reiser (16) 10–12
23 December 23 Chicago 96–89 Fred Lewis (20) 11–12
24 December 25 @ Providence 88–83 Connie Simmons (23) 12–12
25 December 29 Providence 88–98 Connie Simmons (25) 12–13
26 December 30 Rochester 100–89 Connie Simmons (23) 13–13
27 January 1 Boston 72–67 Fred Lewis (16) 14–13
28 January 4 @ Boston 69–75 Fred Lewis (17) 14–14
29 January 5 @ Washington 88–68 Connie Simmons (18) 15–14
30 January 6 Philadelphia 93–88 Connie Simmons (25) 16–14
31 January 8 @ New York 83–81 Chick Reiser (23) 17–14
32 January 12 Washington 106–92 Stanley Stutz (27) 18–14
33 January 13 Rochester 85–102 Jake Pelkington (27) 18–15
34 January 15 @ Philadelphia 87–94 Budko, Pelkington (16) 18–16
35 January 20 New York 82–68 Connie Simmons (21) 19–16
36 January 22 @ Providence 86–89 Connie Simmons (15) 19–17
37 January 26 Washington 96–86 Connie Simmons (28) 20–17
38 January 27 Providence 89–95 Fred Lewis (20) 20–18
39 January 29 @ Rochester 86–90 Jake Pelkington (30) 20–19
40 January 30 @ Fort Wayne 93–78 Connie Simmons (23) 21–19
41 February 2 @ Chicago 67–77 Chick Reiser (19) 21–20
42 February 3 Boston 84–76 Pelkington, Tidrick (17) 22–20
43 February 5 Indianapolis 87–75 Walt Budko (18) 23–20
44 February 7 @ Boston 83–95 Jake Pelkington (24) 23–21
45 February 10 Rochester 76–90 Chick Reiser (25) 23–22
46 February 12 @ St. Louis 73–74 Hal Tidrick (15) 23–23
47 February 13 @ Minneapolis 74–91 Connie Simmons (14) 23–24
48 February 15 @ Indianapolis 82–69 Sid Tanenbaum (18) 24–24
49 February 16 @ Fort Wayne 68–84 Chick Reiser (15) 24–25
50 February 17 Providence 100–102 Stanley Stutz (24) 24–26
51 February 19 @ Washington 88–92 Jake Pelkington (17) 24–27
52 February 24 Chicago 68–87 Jake Pelkington (14) 24–28
53 February 26 Minneapolis 114–115 (2OT) Jake Pelkington (33) 24–29
54 March 3 St. Louis 94–66 Hal Tidrick (21) 25–29
55 March 5 Philadelphia 99–85 Stanley Stutz (21) 26–29
56 March 10 New York 94–99 Jake Pelkington (18) 26–30
57 March 12 Boston 89–77 Sid Tanenbaum (21) 27–30
58 March 15 @ Philadelphia 76–84 Jake Pelkington (13) 27–31
59 March 17 Minneapolis 101–67 Chick Reiser (23) 28–31
60 March 19 Fort Wayne 99–79 Connie Simmons (21) 29–31

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Baltimore Bullets: Knicks win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ New York: Baltimore 82, New York 81
  • Game 2 @ Baltimore: New York 84, Baltimore 74
  • Game 3 @ New York: New York 103, Baltimore 99 (OT)

Last Playoff Meeting: 1948 BAA Quarterfinals (Baltimore won 2-1)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

References[edit]