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Joseph R. "Joe" Brennann

Enshrined 1975
Brooklyn, NY
November 15, 1900 - May 10, 1989

Biography

A fast, smooth, and durable player, Joe Brennan possessed an accurate shot with either hand and was a stopper on defense. 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 seventeen-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.

Career Highlights

Metropolitan Basketball League championship with Brooklyn, 1922, 1924, 1925
National League championship with Brooklyn Visitations, 1927
Led Metropolitan Basketball League in scoring, 1922, 1927
Played in Eastern, New York State, Pennsylvania State, Interstate, Metropolitan, and American Basketball Leagues