Dick Fitzgerald (basketball)

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Dick Fitzgerald
Personal information
Born (1920-11-18)November 18, 1920
Died March 13, 1968(1968-03-13) (aged 47)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Newtown (Queens, New York)
College Fordham (1940–1942)
Playing career 1946–1947
Position Forward
Number 10, 16
Career history
1946–1947 Toronto Huskies
1947 Providence Steamrollers
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Richard Fitzgerald (November 18, 1920 – April 13, 1968) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'2" forward from Fordham University,[1] Fitzgerald played parts of two seasons (1946–47; 1947–48) in the Basketball Association of America as a member of the Toronto Huskies and Providence Steamrollers. He averaged 4.5 points in 61 games.[2] He also served as interim player-coach of the Huskies for three games in his first season, after the team's previous player-coach, Ed Sadowski, expressed dissatisfaction with his role on the team.[3] Fitzgerald posted a 2-1 record.[4] After the Huskies dispersed at the end of the 1946–47 season, Fitzgerald was selected by the Providence Steamrollers in the dispersal draft, but only played one game with the team.[2]

Fitzgerald's older brother, Bob, also played in the BAA, and the two were teammates on the Huskies, before Bob was traded to the New York Knicks midseason.[3]

BAA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Toronto 60 .238 .683 .7 4.6
1947–48 Providence 1 .000 .000 .0 .0
Career 61 .237 .683 .7 4.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bonifacio. "Spotlight on Sports". Schenectady Gazette. February 16, 1946. Retrieved on May 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Dick Fitzgerald Stats". Basketball Reference. Accessed on July 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Charley Rosen. The Tip-Off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA. McGraw-Hill, 2009. 121.
  4. ^ Dick Fitzgerald coaching statistics. basketball-reference. Retrieved on May 27, 2010.

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