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Joseph R. "Joe" Brennan

A fast, smooth, and durable player, Joe Brennan possessed an accurate shot with either hand and was a stopper on defense. He scored, passed, and defended like few other players of the 1920s. During his era, any time All-Time teams were discussed, "Poison" Joe Brennan's name was mentioned with the best in the game. Brennan went directly from high school to a brilliant 17-year professional career in many of the game's early leagues. He joined the famous all-Irish Brooklyn Visitations in 1919 and became the team leader in Brooklyn's rise to prominence. Brennan was the Metropolitan Basketball League's leading scorer in 1922, and led the Brooklyn Dodgers to the Met League championship. The following two years, he led the Brooklyn Visitations to the Metropolitan League title. Playing for Paterson in 1927, Brennan led the Metropolitan League in scoring, and in the same season led the Visitations to the National League championship.

Enshrined

1975

Born

November 15, 1900 Brooklyn, NY

Died

May 10, 1989

High School

St. Augustines Academy

Professional Career

Brooklyn Visitations Albany Senators Troy Trojans Amsterdam Flashes Brooklyn Dodgers Hudson Company F Paterson Crecents Philadelphia Cathedral Philadelphia Jaspers Philadelphia Kay Plymouth Shawnees Springfield Gunners Trenton Bengals Wilkes-Barre Barons Paterson Crescents Philadelphia Crane Trenton Royal Bengals Union City Reds Gloversville Wonder Holyoke Reds

Career Stats

G POSITION
3 METROPOLITAN
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
1 NATIONAL LEAGUE
CHAMPIONSHIP
19 YEARS PLAYED
PROFESSIONALLY
7 DIFFERENT LEAGUES
PLAYED IN
2 YEARS AS SCORING
LEADER