John Beckman

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John Beckman (October 22, 1895 in New York, NY – June 22, 1968 in Miami, Florida) was an early professional basketball player.

During his 27 years lasting pro career (1914–41) he was known as the "Babe Ruth of basketball". He is mostly known for his time with the Original Celtics (1918/19, 1921–27, 1929).[1]

He was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973.[2]


  1. ^ Peterson, Robert W. (2002). "The Rise of the Original Celtics". Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 69–79. ISBN 0-8032-8772-0. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Famers". Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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