Union City Reds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Union City Reds was an American basketball team based in Union City, New Jersey that was a member of the Metropolitan Basketball League and the American Basketball League.

After the 1933/34 season the team moved to North Bergen and became the Jersey Reds.


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
1932 MBL 3rd Did not qualify
1932/33 MBL 4th (1st half); 1st (2nd half) Finals
1933/34 ABL 6th (1st half); 6th (2nd half) Did not qualify

Notable players[edit]

Notable players with the Original Celtics include:

  • Lou Bender (1910–2009), pioneer player with the Columbia Lions and in early pro basketball, who was later a successful trial attorney.[1]


  1. ^ Mallozzii, Vincent M. "Lou Bender, Columbia Star Who Helped Popularize Basketball in New York, Dies at 99", The New York Times, September 12, 2009. Accessed September 13, 2009.