Fred Linari

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Fred Linari
College Stanford
Sport Basketball
Position Forward
Career 1941–1943
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality American
Born (1920-07-21)July 21, 1920
Died November 1, 2012(2012-11-01) (aged 92)
High school San Francisco Poly

Frederick J. Linari (21 July 1920 - 2 November 2012)[1] is a former American basketball player.

Basketball career[edit]

A forward from San Francisco Polytechnic High School, Linari played collegiately for Stanford University.[2][3] He was a reserve on Stanford's 1942 national championship team. In the championship game, Linari was pressed into action in the game after starting forward Don Burness was unable to continue due to an ankle injury incurred earlier in the tournament.[3] At just 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), Linari nonetheless filled in ably for the 6-foot-3-inch (1.91 m) Burness, playing 31 of 40 game minutes and scoring six points to help the Indians win the championship.[2][4]

After college[edit]

After graduating from Stanford, Linari became a pilot for Pan Am and moved to Honolulu.[2][5]


  1. ^ "Fred Joseph Linari". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Chapin, Dwight (March 25, 1998). "'42 champs pull for repeat in '98". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 102. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. 
  4. ^ "Dartmouth Big Green vs. Stanford Cardinal - Box Score - 1942". Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (March 27, 1998). "The Same Game, a Different Time: Stanford's 1942 champs defined the word "team"". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 16, 2011.